Calmac website search form

Service status & info

BARRA :

Oban - Castlebay

One or more sailings are disrupted

Service updates

Sunday 21st July

Due to a technical issue with MV Isle of Lewis, the following amended timetable, operated by MV Isle of Arran, will operate on Sunday 21st July.

Depart Castlebay 07:10 (Early 07:55 departure)
Arrive Oban 12:40
Depart Oban 13:30
Arrive Castlebay 19:00

Please note, check in times remain at no later than 45 minutes before sailing for vehicles and 30 minutes before sailing for foot passengers.

As MV Isle of Arran has a smaller capacity than MV Isle of Lewis, it will not be possible to accommodate all customers on the above sailing.

Therefore, MV Lord of the Isles will operate an additional sailing between Mallaig-Lochboisdale-Mallaig as seen below:

Depart Mallaig 10:30
Arrive Lochboisdale 14:00
Depart Lochboisdale 14:30
Arrive Mallaig 18:15

CalMac will be contacting customers who need to travel to Mallaig on Sunday 21st to catch the 10:30 sailing rather than the 13:30 sailing from Oban. If you are contacted by CalMac to travel on the 10:30 sailing from Mallaig it will not be possible to accommodate you on the 13:30 sailing from Oban. There are no restrictions on foot passengers

For passengers travelling to/from Barra via Mallaig-Lochboisdale, additional sailings will be provided on our Sound of Barra route to allow people to get to/from Lochboisdale. An update has been provided on the Sound of Barra page with regards to additional sailings on this route to convey vehicles and passengers to/from Eriskay for onward travel to/from Lochboisdale in connection with these sailings.

Due to high winds forecast, the 10:30 sailing from Mallaig to Lochboisdale and the 14:30 sailing from Lochboisdale to Mallaig are liable to disruption/cancellation at short notice.

Monday 22nd July

Due to the weather forecast and the technical issue with MV Isle of Lewis, the following amended timetable will be operated by MV Isle of Arran:

Depart Castlebay - 04:00 (Early 07:55 departure, revised from previous time of 06:00)
Arrive Oban - 09:30
Depart Oban - 10:00 (possibly 1030 TBC) (early 13:30 departure) 

Arrive Castlebay - 17:00


These sailings may be subject to further disruption should the weather forecast change.

Due to expected weather conditions, it will not be possible to provide any extra sailings on the Mallaig-Lochboisdale service to provide additional capacity to Barra.

Tuesday 23rd July

Due to the technical issue affecting MV Isle of Lewis, the following amended timetable will be operated by the MV Isle of Arran:

Depart Castlebay - 07:00
Arrive Oban - 12:30

An update with regards to the 13:30 sailing from Oban to Castlebay will be provided at 17:00 on Monday 22nd July.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Reason: technical

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2019 19:39

Close Don't show again