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Oban - Castlebay

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Service updates

Tuesday 16th October

Due to expected swell conditions, the following amended timetable will operate:

Depart Castlebay 05:00
Arrive Oban 10:00
Depart Oban 10:30
Arrive Castlebay 15:30

Wednesday 17th October 

To facilitate cattle sales previously cancelled due to weather, the following amended timetable will operate on Wednesday 17th October:

The MV Clansman 07:15 sailing from Oban to Castlebay & 1430 sailing from Castlebay to Oban are CANCELLED.

MV Isle of Lewis will depart early as follows:

Depart Castlebay 06:45
Arrive Oban 11:40
Depart Oban 12:45
Arrive Castlebay 17:30

Sunday 21st October & Monday 22nd October

Due to operational reasons, the following amended timetable will operate between Oban, Castlebay and Lochboisdale on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd October.

Depart Lochboisdale 07:00
Arrive Castlebay 08:45

Depart Castlebay 09:00
Arrive Oban 14:15

Depart Oban 15:00
Arrive Castlebay 20:10

Depart Castlebay 20:30
Arrive Lochboisdale 22:10

INFO: Repairs to the MV Isle of Arran’s propulsion system have progressed as scheduled, however before she can return to service it will be necessary for her to undertake extensive sea trials which will have a knock-on effect on previously agreed deployment plans.

Full details are available on the website ( but the principle changes will be to the Islay service which will be reduced to a single vessel a day earlier than planned (from Sunday, October 21st) and to the Castlebay-Oban and Lochboisdale-Mallaig services, for which a revised timetable has been published. These services will be combined on Sunday and Monday (21st and 22nd) and, as a result, will not operate to Mallaig. As a consequence, the Mallaig/Armadale sailings being operated by MV Lord of the Isles on Sunday will be cancelled. MV Loch Fyne will continue to operate between Mallaig and Armadale. 

Reason: weather conditions

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2018 11:40