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Staying Informed


If you are planning to travel with CalMac please take time to check the status of your particular sailing in advance.  The information on how to find out about service disruptions can be found below.  


Web, App & Text Updates


If you have any planned travel please be sure to check our Service status & info page for live service updates.  Additionally, we offer a text alertsservice direct to your mobile. You can manage your text alerts on our website. You can also download the CalMac Service Status App for your Smartphone.


Social Media Updates


You may also wish to stay updated of any possible service disruptions via social media, before you travel.  

Follow  @calmac_updates  for Twitter updates
Like  facebook.com/calmacferries  for Facebook updates  

Our social media team will be available to answer any question you may have between 8am - 8pm daily, including weekends.


Additional Travel Information


Road:  Traffic Scotland
Rail:  ScotRail  
Weather:  Met Office  


Did you know?

  • Our service account  @calmac_updates  reached over 5million passengers on Twitter in 2014

  • CalMac sent over 1 Million Service Status Text Messages to passengers in 2014

  • Last year out of a possible total of 133,670 scheduled sailings, 2942 or 2%, were cancelled due to adverse weather.  Mechanical breakdowns accounted for less than 0.4%. 

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