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Mallaig (MAL)/Oban (OBA) - Lochboisdale (LBO)

Normal service

Supplementary information

Wednesday 29th May & Friday 31st May

To allow the shipment of heavy loads required for essential road works on Barra, an additional sailing will operate between Lochboisdale and Castlebay as follows:

Wednesday 29th May

Depart Lochboisdale 1750
Arrive Castlebay 1930
Depart Castlebay 1950
Arrive Lochboisdale 2130

Friday 31st May

Depart Lochboisdale 0530
Arrive Castlebay 0710
Depart Castlebay 0730
Arrive Lochboisdale 0910

Any additional space will be offered to essential traffic in the first instance. Booking on these sailings is only available by calling Lochboisdale port (01878 790218, Option 2) or Castlebay port offices (01871 200304, Option 2) Please note, there is no change to the Mallaig-Lochboisdale timetable on Wednesday 29th and Friday 31st May.

Thursday 30th May

Due to the additional sailings operating to Castlebay on Wednesday and Friday, an amended timetable will operate:

Depart Lochboisdale - 1010 (delayed 0545)
Arrive Mallaig 1340
Depart Mallaig 1430 (delayed 1005)
Arrive Lochboisdale 1800

Please note, the 1405 departing Lochboisdale and the 1800 departing Mallaig are cancelled.
We are in the process of contacting all customers who will be affected by this disruption.

Summer Tidal Amendments

Please see details for the Summer Tidal amendments here.

Until Further Notice

Due to an oil leak, MV Lord of the Isles port stabiliser has been temporarily taken out of operation. As a result, there are now limitations in place regarding the weather and sea states in which the vessel can safely operate and service is at risk of short notice disruption or cancellation.

Our Fleet Management team is working with the manufacturer and external stakeholders regarding options for temporary and permanent repair to allow the stabiliser to return to operation.

Further information on this will be provided as soon as available.

Tuesday 28th May to Monday 10th June
BEAR Scotland, on behalf of Transport Scotland, will be undertaking essential carriageway resurfacing works on the A82 Corrychurrachan. Due to the nature of the works, it will be necessary to close the A82 trunk road in both directions each night from the evening of Tuesday 28th May to the morning of Monday 10th June, a total of 9 nights. No work will be undertaken on Friday or Saturday nights. The road will be closed each night between 20:00pm to 06:00am. Amnesty periods will be in place where work on site will be temporarily suspended and vehicles will then be escorted through site, which will operate at the following times: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am and 4am. The road closure will be removed out with working hours, however a 30mph speed limit and warning signs will remain in place, as traffic will be travelling over a temporary road surface. Access through the works site for emergency services will be always maintained.

Turn Up and Go and Bookable route online purchases. If you have purchased tickets online as a group or for any number of travel companions, for use on any of our Turn Up and Go or Bookable routes, the full party must travel on the same sailing. This applies to both legs of your journey. If you are unsure if all members of your group are travelling together, please complete separate transactions online.

Connecting Services - For customers using connecting services please note these services do not always guarantee a connection, particularly during times of disruption. We advise that you check both CalMac and connecting service websites prior to travel to ensure you can reach your end destination safely.

Stay Safe - When travelling with us, we strongly recommend our customers follow our safer travel guidance. Before travel, take a moment to familiarise yourself with the details.

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Passenger Rights - For more information on passenger rights and how to claim, visit our online guide.  

Last Updated: 27 May 2024 12:36

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