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Oban - Coll - Tiree

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Service updates

Thursday 21st November

Due to forecast South East winds gusting to 40 mph and swell conditions, service will be liable to disruption or cancellation at short notice. Berthing at either port cannot be guaranteed.

Reason: weather conditions

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2019 20:02

Supplementary information


Beginning Monday 7th October 2019

BEAR Scotland, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are planning to carry out the next phase of essential drainage and footway improvements on the A83 trunk road between Tarbet and Arrochar. The works will involve footway & carriageway widening along with upgrades to the existing drainage system over a 560m section. The works are programmed for construction Monday 7 th October 2019 and will be carried out between 7am-7pm each day with no works programmed for weekends. It is anticipated that the works will take up to 6 weeks to complete. During operations the road will remain open, however, to ensure the safety of the workforce and members of the public it will be necessary for temporary traffic lights to be implemented. Operatives will ensure that vehicle and pedestrian access to properties will be maintained for the duration of the works. To accommodate the footway operations, it will be necessary to close sections of the footway for periods of time. As a footway diversion is not possible pedestrians will be asked to wait for an operative to assist them through the site.

(Temporary Change) to Oban Terminal Operating Hours 

Monday 21st October until Sunday 1st December

During the temporary closure of the Lochaline Slipway, the opening times for Oban Terminal will change on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as below:

Monday 05:45 - 18:10
Tuesday 06:15 - 18:00
Wednesday 05:45 - 18:00
Thursday 06:15 - 17:00
Friday 05:45 - 21:45
Saturday 06:15- 21:45 (closed between 16:30 and 20:30)
Sunday 06:15 – 18:00

Details on the temporary closure of the Lochaline Slipway can be found here


Tiree Linkspan Closure: Monday 24th February - Tuesday 17th March 2020.

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has confirmed the dates for the closure of the linkspans at Coll and Tiree ferry terminals as part of a replacement programme of work.

The linkspan decks are reaching the end of their serviceable life and are being replaced as part of CMAL’s ongoing programme of harbour upgrades and improvements.

During the linkspan closure period, vehicles will be unable to travel to the island.

The Tiree linkspan will be out of service from Monday 24th February 2020 and will be back in service on Tuesday 17th March 2020. 

For further information please see here.