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Can passengers stay in their vehicles on the car deck?


Covid-19 update - Omicron variant  

The Scottish Government have outlined new guidance about the COVID-19 omicron variant. We have robust protocols in place and ask all passengers to help protect one another, our crew and the communities we serve by following each one of our safety mitigations.

Regarding staying in vehicles, please continue to follow the guidelines outlined below. Caledonian MacBrayne maintain close correspondence with Scottish Government, Transport Scotland and MCA regarding the latest advice to transport providers and we will continue to keep our customers updated of any changes.


Passengers on the following routes are not permitted to remain in their vehicles. Vehicle occupants must be prepared to leave their vehicles as soon as they are parked on board. The main passenger accommodation areas / decks will be available for your use. 

  • ARRAN: Ardrossan - Brodick 

  • ARRAN: Tarbert (Loch Fyne) - Lochranza (Winter Service)

  • BARRA: Oban - Castlebay 

  • BUTE: Wemyss Bay - Rothesay

  • COLL: Oban - Coll 

  • COLONSAY: Oban - Colonsay  

  • COLONSAY: Kennacraig (via Islay) - Colonsay

  • HARRIS: Uig - Tarbert

  • HARRIS: Berneray - Leverburgh

  • ISLAY: Kennacraig - Port Ellen/Port Askaig  

  • ISLAY: Oban - Port Askaig   

  • LEWIS: Ullapool - Stornoway

  • MALLAIG - SMALL ISLES: Mallaig - Canna, Muck, Eigg, Rum

  • MULL: Oban - Craignure

  • NORTH UIST: Uig - Lochmaddy 

  • SKYE: Mallaig - Armadale (MV Lord of the Isles sailings)

  • SOUTH UIST: Mallaig - Lochboisdale (Oban - Lochboisdale Winter Only)

  • TIREE: Oban - Tiree 

Passengers travelling on the following routes can stay in their cars if they wish -

  • ARRAN: Claonaig - Lochranza

  • ARDNAMURCHAN & MULL: Tobermory - Kilchoan

  • BARRA & ERISKAY: Barra - Eriskay

  • BUTE: Colintraive - Rhubodach

  • COWAL & KINTYRE: Tarbert (Loch Fyne) - Portavadie

  • CUMBRAE: Largs - Cumbrae

  • GIGHA: Tayinloan - Gigha

  • IONA: Fionnphort - Iona

  • LISMORE: Oban -  Lismore

  • MULL: Lochaline - Fishnish

  • RAASAY: Sconser - Raasay

  • SKYE: Mallaig - Armadale (MV Loch Fyne/MV Loch Bhrusda sailings only)

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