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Tarbert Linkspan Closure 

CMAL have advised us that due to findings during routine inspection of the Tarbert linkspan, issues have been identified which require the lifting ropes to be replaced. The linkspan at Tarbert will be closed after the 16.00 service on Wednesday 27 February departs, and will reopen for the arrival of the 11.20 sailing on Tuesday 5 March. This will allow both sets of rope replacements to be carried out during a single closure period.

For the duration of the linkspan outage the normal timetabled service pattern will operate but will be passenger only and any vehicular traffic will need to travel on the Stornoway or Lochmaddy and Sound of Harris services - our customer service teams are now contacting all booked traffic to arrange options, and our customers will be made aware through the usual process.

Please be aware, the Uig-Lochmaddy service will not be affected by the closure of the Tarbert linkspan.

More information regarding the works can be found here.


Thursday 14th – Friday 22nd February
A87 Munerigie Road Safety improvement works


BEAR Scotland, on behalf of Transport Scotland, will be undertaking road safety improvement works to a 1km length of existing carriageway on the A87 approximately 2km west of Invergarry, at Munerigie. The works are expected to commence on Thursday 14 February.
The first phase of the works consisting of carriageway resurfacing is set to take place on 14-15th and 20-22nd February. The works will be carried out between the hours of 7am and 7pm each day. The road will be kept open under single lane traffic management during all phases of the works. A convoy system will be in place during the surfacing works with a 10mph temporary speed limit.


Extended Closure of the Cooperative Petrol Station, Broadford, Isle of Skye

CalMac passengers travelling to and from the Isle of Skye are advised that the island’s main petrol station at the Cooperative food store at Broadford is closed for refurbishment until March 2019. There is no supply of petrol or LPG. However, the Cooperative Group have now introduced a temporary supply of diesel from a tank with two pumps providing fuel service during store hours of 0700-2200 daily. Alternative petrol and diesel filling stations, some with limited hours, are available at the locations shown below:

- A87 Shiel Bridge, Inverinate and Kyle of Lochalsh
- A82 Fort William
- A830 Mallaig, near CalMac ferry terminal
- A851 at Armadale (Sleat) for the Mallaig-Armadale CalMac ferry
- A87 Portree, 300m north of the Aros Centre
- A87 Portree, Dunvegan Road, 250m south of the Portree Cooperative Food Store
- A87 Uig, adjacent to CalMac ferry terminal for services from and to Tarbert, Harris and Lochmaddy, North Uist

Passengers travelling to and from Skye are advised to ensure they have enough fuel for their journey and are advised that many of the filling stations operate business hours only, and some are not open at weekends. Signage will be available across Skye, showing nearest filling stations but passengers are strongly advised to check online ahead of their journey.