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SOUTH UIST:

Mallaig (MAL) - Lochboisdale (LBO)

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Service updates

Monday 16th May

Due to an improvement in weather conditions, the 14:00 departing Lochboisdale and the 18:00 departing Mallaig will operate as per timetable.

Service remains liable to disruption or cancellation at short notice.

We’ll keep customers informed should there be any further changes in connection to this route. If you’ve not already done so, 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.

From Tuesday 17th May

Due to essential repairs required to MV Lord of the Isles’ drencher system, the vessel will be withdrawn from service on Tuesday 17 May. The vessel is estimated to return to service on 25 May, at the earliest.

We have explored options to provide additional sailings on the Barra-Eriskay service. Due to current weather conditions preventing the second vessel and crew from repositioning to Sound of Barra, we are currently unable to provide additional sailings on the Barra-Eriskay route.

Additionally, we are unable to relocate the crew via other means due to a requirement from the Mallaig Harbour Authority for MV Loch Bhrusda to be crewed at all times.

We will continue to review weather conditions and an update will be provided as soon as possible. Normal timetable will continue to operate on the Barra-Eriskay route.

Due to the passage time required to sail to Greenock to commence works the vessel will be unable to operate any services on Tuesday 17th May, all sailings have now been cancelled. As a result, all Mallaig-Lochboisdale sailings will be cancelled up to and including the 09:40 departure from Lochboisdale on Wednesday 25 May.

We appreciate the impact these cancellations have on our customers and communities and we apologise for the inconvenience this may cause; however, these repairs are necessary to allow the vessel to remain in service throughout the summer and to provide resilience to the service.

Customers impacted by these cancellations will be contacted and can request a refund for their vehicle booking here

Passengers who are able to do so can travel by foot on the Uig – Lochmaddy service and anyone requiring transport between Lochboisdale – Lochmaddy and Mallaig – Uig should contact the port offices directly to arrange. 

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: 16 May 2022 12:54

Supplementary information

Saturday 3 September

Due to livestock sales, additional sailings will operate to/from Oban as follows:

Depart Oban – 13:40
Arrive Lochboisdale – 18:30
Depart Lochboisdale – 18:50
Arrive Oban - 23:40

The timetabled Mallaig-Lochboisdale service is unaffected.

Monday 19 September

Due to livestock sales, an amended timetable will operate to and from Oban, not Mallaig, as follows:

Depart Lochboisdale – 06:40
Arrive Oban – 11:50
Depart Oban – 13:40
Arrive Lochboisdale – 18:30
Depart Oban – 15:00
Arrive Lochboisdale – 20:10
Depart Lochboisdale – 18:50
Arrive Oban - 23:40

Mallaig - Lochboisdale tidal amendments Summer 2022 - We will be operating amended timetables between Mallaig - Lochboisdale due to low tides on specific dates throughout Summer 22. Please see details here

Our onboard food, drink and retail offerings are now open. Read our food and drink FAQ for more information.  

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.

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Last Updated: 16 May 2022 12:54

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