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Barra: Oban - Castlebay | 18 May - 17 October 2021

Valid from 18 May - 17 October 2021

Please check the service status of this route before you travel

Monday 26 April to Tuesday 17 May*

MV Lord of the Isles will operate a combined Lochboisdale and Castlebay service as follows: Barra/South Uist: Oban - Castlebay - Lochboisdale | 26 April - 17 May 2021

The change to this service is in response to a major failure of the port engine with MV Loch Seaforth operating the Ullapool - Stornoway route. It is expected that the vessel will be out of service until at least 17 May to allow the issue to be thoroughly investigated and allow specialist engineers to work on her engines. (*This date is subject to change and we will continue to keep our customers updated throughout.)

Summer Timetable 18 May - 17 October 2021

Following consultation with the Barra Community, the timetable for Summer 2021 season has been amended. Please see timetable below. Please note we are in the process of contacting all customers with an existing booking and will be in touch shortly.  

Check-in is 45 minutes prior to departure for vehicles and 30 minutes for foot passengers - otherwise space will be reallocated. Late check-in may also lead to the vehicle being refused carriage.

Port Opening Hours - Our Ports at Oban and Castlebay are operating to reduced opening hours due to the reduced timetable.

Campervans/Motorhomes/Caravans - Please confirm you have agreed overnight provision prior to travel to the islands.

Food and Drink - From 26 April, we'll be increasing the food & drink options on offer to our customers. Find out what will be available on this route here.

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Please ensure you take the time to read all our latest travel guidelines and safety information prior to your journey. Customers are reminded to wear a face covering when travelling with us on the ferry, and at our port offices, unless exempt.

An accessible version of this timetable will be available shortly. 

Table 20 Oban - Castlebay - Summer timetable - This image is currently not accessible to screen readers. Please phone 0800 066 5000 for timetable details
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