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Oban - Castlebay

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Saturday 26th May

In order to allow traffic to connect between South Uist and Oban, the MV Isle of Lewis will depart Castlebay early:

Depart Castlebay 06:15 ( 1 hour 40 minutes early)
Arrive Oban 11:00
Depart Oban 11:50 (1 hour 40 minutes early)
Arrive Castlebay 16:35

Sunday 27th May

In order to allow traffic to connect between South Uist and Oban, the MV Isle of Lewis will operate to an amended timetable, departing Castlebay approx 2 hours and 5 minutes late. See timetable as follows: 

Depart Castlebay 10:00 (delayed 07:55)
Arrive Oban 14:45
Depart Oban 15:15 (delayed 13:30)
Arrive Castlebay 20:00

All other sailings Oban - Castlebay return will operate as normal. 

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 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.

Customers requiring transport should contact the Lochboisdale or Castlebay office prior to travel.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused you.

Reason: operational

Last Updated: 21 May 2018 05:26

Supplementary information

To accommodate the extra demand on sailings between Barra - Eriskay we can confirm additional sailings on Saturday 5, 12, 19 and 26 May.

These sailings provide additional capacity to help accommodate the transfer of customers originally booked on the Mallaig - Lochboisdale sailings, but who are now diverted via Oban. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The details of the additional sailings are below and are now open for bookings.

Saturday 5th/12th/19th/26th

Departing Barra at 19:20
Arriving Eriskay at 20:00
Departing Eriskay at 20:10
Arriving Barra at 20:50

There will be a bus service operating between Castlebay and Ardmhor to allow foot passengers and cyclists to meet the onward connection.

Any passengers needing a bus must request this by calling the Oban office or Castlebay office:

Oban Office Number - 01631 700 506
Castlebay Office - 01871 810 306

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