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Mallaig (MAL)/Oban (OBA) - Lochboisdale (LBO)

One or more sailings are disrupted

Service updates

Saturday 13th April

Due to an adverse weather forecast, the following amended timetable will operate:

Depart Lochboisdale - 07:00
Arrive Uig - 10:00

Depart Uig - 10:30
Arrive Lochboisdale - 13:30

Due to vessel redeployments as part of the annual overhaul programme, the following sailings have been cancelled-

Depart Lochboisdale- 13:55
Depart Mallaig- 17:55

Sunday 14th April

Due to vessel redeployments as part of the annual overhaul programme, the following amended timetable will operate to/ from Oban-

Depart Lochboisdale-05:15
Arrive Oban-10:50

Arrive Lochboisdale- 20:35

Please note, there will be no service between Lochboisdale and Mallaig.

Due to forecast strong winds and associated swell conditions, the 0515 sailing from Lochboisdale may be required to take a longer route via the Small Isles, resulting in increased passage time.
The ETA in Oban will be 1245.

Monday 15th April

Due to due to a forecast of strong winds and associated sea conditions, service is liable to disruption or cancellation. 

Anyone requiring to travel may be best advised to travel the day before.

Tuesday 16th April

To avoid a berthing clash in Oban the sailing from Lochboisdale and the sailing from Oban will now depart as follows:

Depart Lochboisdale – 06:05
Arrive Oban – 11:40

Depart Oban – 12:35
Arrive Lochboisdale – 18:15

Monday 15th April – Friday 10th May

During this period MV Lord of Isles has been redeployed to support Islay whilst MV Finlaggan is on annual overhaul. MV Isle of Mull will now operate this route to and from Oban. Please see timetable here.

All bookings affected by this change will be contacted by the ports in due course.

We are currently updating our reservation system to reflect these changes, whilst we do so some sailings may be unavailable. 

To stay informed, download our app or follow our Twitter @CalMac_Updates so we can provide you with timely updates, with the latest information we have available. Alternatively, you can also sign up to our service status text updates.

Reason: weather conditions

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2024 16:56

Supplementary information

Summer Tidal Amendments

Please see details for the Summer Tidal amendments here.

Until Further Notice

Due to an oil leak, the vessels port stabiliser has been temporarily taken out of operation. As a result, there are now limitations in place regarding the weather and sea states in which the vessel can safely operate and service is at risk of short notice disruption or cancellation.
Our Fleet Management team is working with the manufacturer and external stakeholders regarding options for temporary and permanent repair to allow the stabiliser to return to operation.
Further information on this will be provided as soon as available.

Sunday 21st April to Friday 3rd May 2024

BEAR Scotland, on behalf of Transport Scotland, will be undertaking essential carriageway resurfacing works on the A82 Corrychurrachan. It will be necessary to close the A82 trunk road in both directions each night from the evening of Sunday 21st April to the morning of Friday 3rd May, a total of 10 nights. No work will be undertaken on Friday or Saturday nights. The road will be closed each night between 20:00 to 06:00. Amnesty periods will be in place where work on site will be temporarily suspended and vehicles will be escorted through site at: 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am and 4am. The road closure will be removed out with working hours, however a 30mph speed limit and warning signs will remain in place.

Turn Up and Go and Bookable route online purchases. If you have purchased tickets online as a group or for any number of travel companions, for use on any of our Turn Up and Go or Bookable routes, the full party must travel on the same sailing. This applies to both legs of your journey. If you are unsure if all members of your group are travelling together, please complete separate transactions online.

Connecting Services - For customers using connecting services please note these services do not always guarantee a connection, particularly during times of disruption. We advise that you check both CalMac and connecting service websites prior to travel to ensure you can reach your end destination safely.

Stay Safe - When travelling with us, we strongly recommend our customers follow our safer travel guidance. Before travel, take a moment to familiarise yourself with the details.

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Last Updated: 13 Apr 2024 16:56

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