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Kennacraig - Port Askaig, Kennacraig - Port Ellen

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26th April - 22nd May

Due to the overrun of essential vessel repairs, resulting in the redeployment of vessels on our network, we have implemented an amended timetable on this route.

Please view our revised timetable for Kennacraig - Islay for the period 26 April – 22 May 2018. 

To minimise the impact on our customers this amended timetable allows us to maintain as many scheduled crossings as possible, and meet peak periods of demand.

We are making every effort to return to our normal timetable and scheduled service by 23rd May.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to you and your travel plans.

If you are affected by these changes you may be entitled to make a claim under EU Passenger Rights. You can find more information regarding this here

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused you.

Reason: operational

Last Updated: 21 May 2018 05:27

Supplementary information

Sunday 20th May to Friday 1st June
BEAR Scotland, acting on behalf of Transport Scotland, are planning to carry out essential resurfacing works on the A83 trunk road, to the South of Clachan.
Works will commence on 20th May 2018 for 10 nights, Sunday night to Thursday night each week. It is anticipated that the work will be completed by 1st June 2018. 

In an effort to minimise disruption to motorists and the local community using the A83, it is proposed that the resurfacing be undertaken overnight, between the hours of 9pm and 7am each night.
Outwith these working hours traffic management will be removed, however a temporary 30mph speed limit will remain in place, as traffic will be travelling over a temporary surface.
Due to restricted available road widths within this section of the A83 the road will be closed over the extents of the work, in both directions each night during the above dates and times.
Traffic will be allowed through the site during amnesties at 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am to minimise disruption. Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.

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