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Explore with us THIGIBH A SHIUBHAL CÒMHLA RINN Explore, experience and enjoy Scotland’s west coast with CalMac, the multi award-winning ferry company with over 160 years’ experience of sailing to, from and around the region. A WARM WELCOME Your adventure starts here  Which ticket will you choose?/How to book Travel by train and ferry  Multi-destination journeys  Travel made easy  Preparing to travel  At the port Onboard services

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MUST SEE AND DO Island getaways  15 Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology  16 Create your own island culture 18 Hidden gem islands 19

DESTINATION INSPIRATION FIRTH OF CLYDE

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SOUTHERN HEBRIDES

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INNER HEBRIDES

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SKYE, RAASAY AND THE SMALL ISLES

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OUTER HEBRIDES

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Cathedral of the Isles, Isle of Cumbrae

Arran, Bute, Cowal peninsula, Cumbrae Colonsay, Gigha, Islay, Jura, Kintyre peninsula

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Ardnamurchan peninsula, Coll, Lismore, Morven peninsula, Mull, Tiree

Canna, Eigg, Muck, Skye, Raasay, Rum

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Barra, Benbecula, Berneray, Eriskay, Harris, Lewis, North and South Uist

CUSTOMER INFORMATION Tickets and reservations 98 Booking information 98 Check-in99 Other information 99

Skye, Small Isles and Raasay

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2017 Caledonian MacBrayne and CalMac are trading names of CalMac Ferries Limited. Photography credits: Colin Cameron, Colin Prior, Dave Wolstenholme, Dennis Hardley, Donald Ford, Double Take Projections, Euan Miles, Fiona Ford, Isle of Harris Distillery, Keith Fergus, Mount Stuart House and Gardens, Portavadie Marina, Rachel Keenan, Rob Ware, Robin McKelvie, Roddy McDowell, Ross Armstrong, Segway Hebrides, sportscotland National Centre (Cumbrae), Springbank Distillery, Sue Anderson, The Village of Machrihannish Dunes, Tracey Hallett, Turus Mara, Visit Arran

Outer Hebrides

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Your adventure starts here A’ CHIAD CHEUM AIR TURAS ÙR The CalMac network stretches from Arran and Kintyre in the south to Lewis and Harris in the north, with an average of 358 sailings a day. Our Tourshop, Port Office and Contact Centre staff are on hand to share their experience and help you plan your journey so that you get the most out of your journey.

Firth of Clyde 

Crocodile Rock, Isle of Cumbrae

Whether you’re just looking for a day trip or thinking about a longer visit, the Firth of Clyde boasts many shorter ferry trips to Arran, Bute, Cumbrae and Kintyre. Offering everthing from beaches and outdoor activities to food and drink, you might find a day just isn’t long enough! Continue reading on page 20

Southern Hebrides  If whisky is your tipple then why not visit one of Islay’s eight distilleries! Make sure you fit in a trip to Achamore Gardens on Gigha with its exotic greenery and spectacular scenery. Continue reading on page 34 Campbeltown, Kintyre

Inner Hebrides 

Tiree at sunset

With its tranquillity and natural beauty, the Inner Hebrides has everything from Gaelic history to ancient castles. Start your journey from Oban, Scotland’s seafood capital; take in a boat trip to meet the local wildlife – including seals, puffins and basking sharks; and, if you’ve never been windsurfing, why not try it in Tiree? Continue reading on page 46

Skye, Raasay and the Small Isles 

Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

Skye is a great portal to the Outer Hebrides if you’re looking for somewhere to start your journey before heading further north. While on Skye, visit the Clan Donald estate with its historic gardens and wildlife. The Small Isles, each unique in their own way, from Canna, the ‘garden of the Hebrides’ as it’s known, to Rum where you can find Kinloch Castle, are definitely worth a visit. Continue reading on page 60

Outer Hebrides  The Outer Hebrides, or Western Isles as this chain of islands is also known, is the most northerly of our routes, stretching from Barra to Lewis. Go for the history, the Gaelic culture or the wildlife; or grab a sandy seat on Luskentyre Beach in Harris, voted one of the UK’s top 25 beaches. Kisimul Castle, Isle of Barra

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LEWIS Stornoway

HARRIS Tarbert

NORTH UIST

Ullapool

Leverburgh Berneray

Lochmaddy

Uig

Inverness

Sconser Lochboisdale

ERISKAY BARRA

RAASAY

SKYE

SOUTH UIST CANNA Ardmhor

Mallaig

RUM

Castlebay

SCOTLAND

Armadale

EIGG

MUCK

T Fort William

COLL

Kilchoan Tobermory

TIREE

Lochaline Fishnish

Craignure

MULL IONA Port T

Dundee Edinburgh

T Oban

Fionnphort

CalMac Tourshop

COLONSAY Colintraive

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Port Askaig

Outer Hebrides Inner Hebrides Southern Hebrides Firth of Clyde

Tarbert Kennacraig

ISLAY

Skye, Raasay and the Small Isles

Port Ellen

Glasgow

Portavadie

JURA

Rhubodach

Claonaig

Rothesay

BUTE

GIGHA

Wemyss Bay

Tayinloan Lochranza

ARRAN

Largs

Millport

Ardrossan

Brodick

KINTYRE

Prestwick

Campbeltown

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Which ticket will you choose? We offer a range of ticket types for you to choose from. SINGLE TICKET If you’re planning on staying longer than a month or want to keep your options open, single tickets are for travel in one direction on the date and route stated. RETURN TICKET Going to and from the same destination within one month? A return ticket is ideal for you. RAIL AND SAIL We are working with Abellio Scotrail to provide an integrated travel ticket for both ferry and train. No need to take the car or find parking at the port, simply join us by train and sit back and relax. For more information see calmac.co.uk/ railandsail. MULTI-DESTINATION Planning on visiting more than one destination during your trip? Then our island Hopscotch® options are just the ticket. CHILDREN’S TICKETS Enjoy discounted fares for children and free travel for under 5s.

Children 5-15 years travel half price

How to book GO ONLINE You can book your ferry travel online 24/7 at calmac.co.uk, where you can also find inspiration and ideas for your next adventure. Coming in 2017 – print your tickets at home.

VISITSCOTLAND VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Tickets are also available for all CalMac routes at many VisitScotland Information Centres. Visit visitscotland.com to find out where the nearest Information Centre is for you.

BY PHONE Call our experienced Customer Contact Centre on 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 for international customers. Lines are open Monday-Friday 0700-2100 and 0800-2000 on Saturdays and Sundays.

TURN UP AND GO A number of our short or frequent services are ‘Turn Up and Go!’ routes. No advance booking is necessary on these sailings, making them ideal for spur-of-the-moment day trips. Simply turn up at the port of departure, buy a ticket, and go on the next available sailing.

TRAVELLING FROM ABROAD When making your CalMac booking, you can pay using most major credit cards in a foreign currency. You can reach our ports firstly by travelling to Scotland’s international airports – Glasgow, Glasgow Prestwick, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen – then making onward connections. These airports also have links with major European airport hubs including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Paris and Reykjavik.

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Travel by train and ferry With combined rail and sail tickets there’s no need to worry about who’s driving, no stress finding a parking space plus you can treat yourself to a local whisky, gin or ale! Just leave the car behind, sit back, relax and enjoy the view. With easy and frequent train connections, great value combined train and ferry tickets, and beautiful landscapes and destinations, there are even more choices for exploring on a great day out or longer getaway with friends or family. On longer trips, you can break your journey along the way and you’ll find some great value added deals at local attractions available for Rail and Sail ticket holders. Take the seriously impressive journey on the famous West Highland Line from Glasgow to Fort William, much of it along a winding single track railway through breathtaking scenery, before the beautiful ferry crossing to Armadale on Skye, rated one of the top train and ferry journeys in the world. Relax as you pass through landscapes of lush glens, soaring hills and beautiful lochs along the shores of Loch Lomond and on to Crianlarich where the line branches off as you head to Oban, the ‘gateway to the isles’, for a great day trip to Mull or a longer visit to Barra in the Outer Hebrides. Fantastic day or short break options by rail and sail include Arran, Bute, Cumbrae and Dunoon – where you can be

enjoying your island escape in less than a couple of hours from the city. Head to Campbeltown on the beautiful Kintyre peninsula, great for a family getaway, golf or activity break or travel further to Stornoway for a great Outer Hebridean adventure. To find out more about the many great journeys you can make by train and ferry, including how to buy your Rail and Sail tickets, visit calmac.co.uk/railandsail. As well as rail and sail, we also offer other options combining train, ferry and even some bus connections on one ticket, for more choice and flexibility. CAPTURE YOUR SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND OR BE A REAL HIGHLAND ROVER The Spirit of Scotland is a ScotRail ticket that allows passengers to travel on all of ScotRail’s Scottish rail services and Caledonian MacBrayne’s ferry services. The Highland Rover ticket is available from all ScotRail stations. It allows passengers to travel on a number of ScotRail train services and includes the use of some Citylink bus services and Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services. More information on these tickets is available at: calmac.co.uk/railandsail/explore-more.

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Multi-destination journeys TURASAN LE BARRACHD AIR AON CHEANN-UIDHE Create your own island hopping holiday! We have a fantastic range of island hopscotch® tickets which allow you to plan your own trip and visit the beautiful west coast islands at your own pace. With 30 options to choose from throughout the year, this really is the way to travel. Tickets are valid for 31 days from the date of your first journey and can be used in either direction on your chosen route. The purchase of such tickets does not automatically ensure a place on any particular sailing – we strongly recommend advance booking on certain routes. See timetables for details. Please note that caravans and motorhomes are not permitted on Colonsay. ISLAND HOPSCOTCH® Choose from over 30 pre-planned routes then travel in either direction, stopping at each port. Tickets are valid for 31 days from the first date of travel. Winter season: 24 October 2016 – 30 March 2017 Summer season: 31 March 2017 – 22 October 2017

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Wemyss Bay-Rothesay / Rhubodach-Colintraive

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Wemyss Bay-Rothesay / Rhubodach-Colintraive / Portavadie-Tarbert

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Ardrossan-Brodick / Lochranza-Claonaig (Tarbert)

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Oban-Craignure /Lochaline-Fishnish

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Oban-Craignure / Tobermory-Kilchoan / Mallaig-Armadale

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Oban-Castlebay / Barra-Eriskay / Berneray-Leverburgh / Stornoway-Ullapool

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Oban-Lochboisdale/Berneray-Leverburgh/Stornoway-Ullapool

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Oban-Lochboisdale/Lochmaddy-Uig/Armadale-Mallaig

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Mallaig-Armadale/Uig-Lochmaddy/Berneray-Leverburgh/Lochboisdale-Oban

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Mallaig-Armadale/Uig-Tarbert/Leverburgh-Berneray/Stornoway-Ullapool

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Mallaig-Armadale/Uig-Tarbert/Stornoway-Ullapool

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Uig-Tarbert/Leverburgh-Berneray/Lochmaddy-Uig

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Oban-Castlebay/Barra-Eriskay/Lochmaddy-Uig/Armadale-Mallaig

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Ardrossan-Brodick/Lochranza-Claonaig (Tarbert)/Kennacraig-Islay/Islay-Kennacraig

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Ardrossan-Brodick/Lochranza-Claonaig (Tarbert)/Kennacraig-Islay-Colonsay/Colonsay-Oban

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Kennacraig-Islay/Islay-Colonsay/Colonsay-Oban

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Oban-Coll/Coll-Tiree/Tiree-Oban

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Oban-Castlebay / Barra-Eriskay / Lochmaddy-Uig

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Oban-Craignure/Tobermory-Kilchoan

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Oban-Craignure/Fishnish-Lochaline/Mallaig-Armadale

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Oban-Castlebay/Barra-Eriskay/ Berneray-Leverburgh/Tarbert-Uig/Armadale-Mallaig

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Oban-Lochboisdale/Lochmaddy-Uig/Uig-Tarbert/Stornoway-Ullapool

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Oban-Castlebay/Barra-Eriskay/Lochmaddy-Uig/Uig-Tarbert/Stornoway Ullapool

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Oban-Islay/Islay-Kennacraig

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Oban-Castlebay/Barra-Eriskay/Lochboisdale-Oban

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Mallaig-Lochboisdale/Berneray-Leverburgh/Stornoway-Ullapool

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Mallaig-Lochboisdale/Lochmaddy-Uig/Armadale-Mallaig

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Mallaig-Armadale/Uig-Tarbert/Leverburgh-Berneray/Lochboisdale-Mallaig

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Mallaig-Lochboisdale/Lochmaddy-Uig/Uig-Tarbert/Stornoway-Ullapool

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Oban-Castlebay/Barra-Eriskay/Lochboisdale-Mallaig

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FIVE FERRIES TOUR Enjoy a great introduction to the beautiful islands of Arran and Bute as well as the Cowal and Kintyre peninsulas. Your Five Ferries ticket is valid for up to three days including the first day of travel, so you can break the journey with an overnight stay or stay a little longer! You can start at any point on the circular route and travel in either direction – all for just £102.46 for a car and up to four people, including the driver. As bike space is limited on ferries, check the CalMac timetable calmac.co.uk for the appropriate check-in time. If you’re a cyclist and arrive well in advance if you can and it is always advisible to call ahead for bookable routes.

From £13 for 2 passengers

MV Hebridean Isles

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Travel made easy FIOSRACHADH DO LUCHD-SIUBHAIL CalMac provide various ways to access our latest service information at home or while travelling.

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Keep up to date with the service of our sailings

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MORE REASONS TO TRAVEL WITH CALMAC

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FREE WI-FI Stay connected while on the move. All our ports and ferries now have free Wi-Fi enabled. Stay up to date with the latest service status information, check times for connecting travel or simply use your favourite websites or apps.

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CCA Our Customer Care and Contact Centre teams are CCA Global Standard© accredited, with a wealth of knowledge and experience to help plan and book your next trip and also to help you decide where to travel next.

SERVICE INFORMATION For up-to-the-minute journey information and service status for all routes visit online at calmac.co.uk/service-status

TWITTER

Follow @CalMac_Updates for customer service, sailing updates and information. Available from 0600 to 2200 daily.

APP Get the official Service Status app and keep up to date with the latest sailing information on each route. Search ‘CalMac Status’ available for Apple and Android.

PHONE

Call 0800 066 5400 for our automated route updates.

SERVICE INFORMATION BY TEXT

Receive text alerts for your preferred route. Subscribe for one day or up to six months, it’s up to you. For more information visit calmac.co.uk/ service-status-text

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AWARD-WINNING ‘Best Ferry Company’ category at The Independent Travel Awards, ‘Cross Sea Carrier of the Year’ category at the Coach and Tourism Awards and ‘Frontline Employee of the Year’ category at the Scottish Transport Awards are just some of the accolades we have won in the past year.

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GREENER QUIETER FERRIES In the past few years we have upgraded our fleet with four new ferries – MV Catriona, MV Hallaig, MV Lochinvar and MV Loch Seaforth – all providing greener technologies to help the environment and offer quieter and more comfortable journeys for our passengers.

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SUPPORTING TOURISM We work in partnership with local and national tourism bodies, local events, attractions and commercial partners. We also support and attend some 100 local events across our network each year. From music festivals and sporting events to heritage buildings and sights of special interest, we’re a big supporter of things to see and do around Scotland’s west coast, working closely with event organisers, attractions and tourism groups.

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LEADING THE WAY WITH SAFETY To deliver our health and safety plan, we work to maintain the highest of safety standards across our network of ferries and ports/terminals. We are committed to a pro-active safety culture across the organisation. Highly commended by Lloyds List Global Awards in Best International Ship Operator category, as the only ferry company included in the category. We are also recipients of British Safety Council Safety Excellence awards.

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Preparing to travel AG ULLACHADH AIRSON SIUBHAL GROUP TRAVEL Travelling as a group of 12 or more? We are on hand to make your trip run as smoothly as possible. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling with family or friends or business we can create a menu to suit as well as reserving an area where you can eat together. Prefer to eat on the go? We can provide you with packed lunches. Simply contact our Travel Trade team before you travel by calling 01475 650355 or at traveltrade@calmac.co.uk Monday-Friday 0830-1700. SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS If there are any special dietary requirements, speak to the staff on board or better still contact us with your requirements prior to your sailing. Simply email retailoperations@calmac.co.uk.

PASSENGER ASSISTANCE If you need assistance, have reduced mobility, are travelling with young children or have lots of luggage, we will try our best to make your journey stress-free. If you need assistance let us know when you book, or at least 48 hours before your departure time. You can contact us by calling 0800 066 5000 or by emailing assistanceteam@calmac.co.uk. BUYING AND COLLECTING TICKETS On most routes, you can buy or collect tickets from the port office. A few of our more remote ports are unmanned, in which case you buy your tickets on the ferry.

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At the port AIG A’ PHORT CHECK-IN TIMES Check-in times vary from route to route and can be between 5 and 45 minutes before your advertised departure time. You can check this out before travelling by checking your booking confirmation as well as on our timetables.

Cars waiting to board ferry at Oban

PETS Pets are welcome on board all our ferries and travel free of charge. You can leave your pet in the comfort of your own car, enjoy the sail from one of our outside decks or relax in our dedicated pet lounges on board our larger ferries. When leaving your furry friends in your vehicle keep these top tips in mind: Plan ahead If your pet isn’t used to long car journeys, take them in the car a few times before the crossing, so they get used to it. Only sedate your dog if completely necessary and as a last resort. Only use sedatives that have been prescribed specifically for your dog by your vet. Food and water Feed your pet at least a few hours before boarding – do it later and they may get travel sick. Leave some water in the car in a

PORT FACILITIES You can find out what facilities are available at and around the port you are travelling to or from by visiting calmac.co.uk/destinations/ports.

Pets travel free of charge

non-spill bowl so they can stay hydrated. Always allow time for your pet to go to the toilet before boarding. If going on a short journey it may be a good idea not to feed your dog too close to the departure. Exercise and play Give your pet plenty of exercise before they travel – they’re likely to be less restless in the car. It’s also a good idea to leave them some toys to amuse them during the voyage. On long journeys your dog will need plenty of water and regular walks. Cool and calm Leave your pet’s bedding in the car with them so they feel comfortable. Make sure your car is as cool as possible when you leave them, particularly in the summer months. Never leave your dog alone with closed windows in the car and never when it’s very hot. Remember your car can become like an oven in hot weather.

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Onboard services SEIRBHEISEAN AIR BÒRD Whether you’re with us for a quick half hour or several hours, you’ll find your CalMac ferry comes equipped with everything you need for the length of your journey.

Make sure you try our Mariners menu

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Comfort and convenience COFHURTAIL IS GOIREASACH Once on board, check out the facilities that are on offer. These can vary depending on if your sailing is short or long. MARINERS CAFETERIA Best for hot and cold main meals Throughout the day, our Mariners Cafeterias (available on our larger ferries) provide freshly prepared meals using locally sourced produce. Kick off your day with one of our renowned Scottish Traditional Breakfasts, served until 11am, or enjoy one of our huge range of main dishes during the day, from Barra Landed Cod or Haddock to Scotch Beef and ‘Local Ale’ Pie. We also provide a range of vegetarian options including Lockerbie Macaroni Cheese and Falafel Burgers – you’ll be spoiled for choice! And if you’re looking for something lighter, we have a selection of options to suit, including soup and filled baked potatoes. Our dedicated Kids’ Menu is great if you’re travelling with younger passengers. All our kids’ meals include ‘macb’ flavoured water or a glass of milk. Our pizzas are high in fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals, and lower in salt, fat and sugar – they use nutritious Scottish ingredients like seaweed from the Isle of Lewis.

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THE STILL Best for local whiskies and ales The Still offers a great choice of local whiskies, ales and spirits, and is available on our larger ferries from 11am. Depending on what island you are travelling to you can sample a tipple associated to that area. Our ‘Malt of the month’ promotes different island malts each month and we also provide a range of light snacks and tea and coffee for you to enjoy while you sit back and relax. COFFEE CABIN Best for quick snacks On our smaller ferries, our Coffee Cabin provides a great range of tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks, as well as breakfast rolls, soup and sandwiches. We also stock a range of island produce, gifts and souvenirs – perfect if you’re just wanting to grab a quick snack before heading up on deck to take in the views. SHOP@CALMAC Best for souvenirs and local produce Make sure you visit our onboard shops selling soft drinks, bottled water and snacks as well as gifts and souvenirs, allowing you to stock up before you leave the ferry so you have more time to sit back and enjoy your trip once you arrive at your destination.

Serves 4 Ingredients 400g macaroni 70g butter 50g plain flour 900ml milk 100g grated Lockerbie cheese

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoons original Isle of Arran Mustard Salt and pepper to season

Directions Cook macaroni as per instructions on the pack Melt the butter in a saucepan Stir in the flour and cook for 2 to 3 minutes Gradually stir in the milk, keep stirring to ensure a smooth consistency Stir in the Lockerbie cheese and parmesan and allow to melt Add original Isle of Arran Mustard and remove from the heat Mix the macaroni and sauce together and place in serving dish Heat in oven at 180°C for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown Serve with garlic bread and side salad Cook our famous Cal ‘Mac and Cheese’ yourself

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TASTE OUR BEST Caledonian MacBrayne has become the first ferry company to take VisitScotland’s ‘Taste our Best’ seal of approval to the high seas! All of our larger ships, with a Mariners Cafeteria on board, have been awarded this prestigious accolade – MVs Isle of Lewis, Isle of Mull, Loch Seaforth, Caledonian Isles, Clansman, Finlaggan, Hebridean Isles, Hebrides, Isle of Arran, Lord of the Isles and Lochnevis. These vessels ply routes throughout the Western Isles, Argyll and Arran, serving Lewis, Harris, North Uist, South Uist, Skye, Barra, Coll, Tiree, Colonsay, Islay, Campbeltown, Arran, Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna.

PACKED LUNCHES Our ‘Grab ‘n’ Go’ lunches are perfect to eat on board or take as a picnic for your onward journey. Consisting of a sandwich, 500ml drink, packet of crisps and piece of fruit, lunch bags are available to order on board selected sailings.

We pride ourselves on providing an enjoyable passenger experience, and a food, drink and retail offering, rich in local provenance, sits at the heart of that. More than 50 per cent of our Mariners menu is Scottish – haddock landed in Barra, smoked salmon from the Argyll Smokery in Dunoon, burgers made from meat sourced around Argyll, and of course cheddar cheese from Lockerbie. Our lighter bites include cakes from Cobbs Bakery in Loch Ness and freshlymade sandwiches from a range of local suppliers. Locally produced ales, gins and whiskies can also be found on board.

SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS We understand that our menu options may not suit everyone. If you have any special requirements, please speak to a member of staff on board or contact us prior to your sailing by emailing retailoperations@calmac.co.uk. PAYMENT INFORMATION We accept MasterCard Credit & Debit cards, Visa Credit & Debit cards, and cash in all of our retail outlets as well as CalMac vouchers.

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Island getaways LÀITHEAN AIR FALBH Looking for something a little different? From great value day trips to exciting getaways, see what we have to offer. AWAY DAYS AND OTHER ADVENTURES BY FERRY With over 50 destination combinations across 200 miles of Scotland’s beautiful west coast islands and peninsulas, there’s plenty of ways to enjoy a memorable island getaway for a day or longer. The west coast islands and peninsulas offer a wonderful variety of destinations to experience, whether you’re a first time visitor or a regular. From cycling to craft-making, there’s plenty to do and you’re sure to find something to entertain everyone in the family as you enjoy stunning landscapes and rich local heritage and culture. Tick that once-in-a-lifetime adventure off your bucket list or sit back and soak up the views – perhaps with a local whisky, gin or ale in your hand! Savour the freshest local produce – from Michelin-starred fine dining to simple local dishes – or get up close and personal with some of Scotland’s most iconic wildlife. Whether you’re looking for a quick getaway, a visit with friends and family, a romantic break, a step back in time to a more leisurely pace of life, an off-the-beaten-track adventure or just wanting to do something different with your day – the west coast has plenty of enticing, affordable adventures for everyone. Hop on a ferry and discover more. Take a look at our great day and multi day adventures at calmac.co.uk/getaways or visit one of our Tour Shops for more information and to book. NEW FOR 2017 We’ve made some changes and introduced some new options for 2017 that we hope you’ll enjoy and find inspiring as you explore and experience more of the beautiful west coast. And with 2017 being Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, there’s no better excuse to discover more about the wonderful historical sites and attractions of the west coast landscapes. From the ancient clan histories and strongholds of Duart Castle on Mull, Kinloch Castle on Rum and Dunvegan Castle and Clan Donald Estate on Skye to the inspiring and imaginative design and collections of fascinating Mount Stuart on Bute; from the ancient burial grounds of kings on Iona to prehistoric standing stones and the rich and diverse Gaelic heritage that continues to bridge past and present – it’s all right here!

Go Active and get out and about with CalMac Ferries

GO ACTIVE ADVENTURES You’ll be spoilt for choice with a range of great outdoor activities. Walk, climb, cycle, kayak or swim and build your own adventure itinerary. Visit St Kilda, the most remote part of the British Isles. Take a wildlife break and spot whales, dolphins, eagles, puffins, basking sharks and much more. From easy leisurely walks to exhilarating challenges, the choice is yours. For inspiration visit calmac.co.uk/active. GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY With return fares from only £2.20 per person and Days Out joint tickets from £20 or less per adult, you’ll get great value for money when you book an away day with us. Many of these are offered in partnership with local operators so you’ll enjoy savings of up to 20% off the normal pricing for the activities and entrance fees. We’ve negotiated great rates so you can make the most of your budget and enjoy more. SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES We work closely with local operators and businesses to create great experiences for you to enjoy. Working in this way means that when you book with us you’re also helping support local businesses and communities.

Mount Stuart House, Isle of Bute

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Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology Travelling through the islands off Scotland’s west coast is rather like travelling through time. Around every corner rise reminders of historic battles, roads travelled and lives lived. Buildings echo with the whispers of ancient ancestors and even today the islands resonate with living history. There can be few better places in which to explore Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. From World Heritage Sites to ancient monuments, listed buildings to historic battlefields, cultural traditions to myths, stories and legends, the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology shines a spotlight on some of Scotland’s greatest assets and icons… as well as many of our hidden gems. A ferry ride to our most northerly destination, Lewis, takes you to the site of one of the best-known archaeological features of the islands – the mysterious 5,000 year old Standing Stones of Callanish. Meeting place, centre for worship, lunar calendar? The ‘Story of the Stones’ exhibition in Calanais (Gaelic for Callanish) Visitor Centre explores the theories and examines the significance that this Neolithic stone circle has had for islanders through the ages.

Bunnahabhain distillery, Isle of Islay

South to Arran and another mysterious collection of complex stone circles, standing stones, cairns and hut circles at Machrie Moor, one of the most interesting and remarkable archaeological sites in Scotland. In the fifth century, this island was home to one of the Kingdom of Dalriada’s major fortifications – today’s Brodick Castle – however, by the late eighth century there was a new power in the region: the Vikings. Sliddery, on Arran’s west coast, is said to derive its name from ‘field of slaughter’ in old Gaelic, as it was the site of a bloody battle in which a Viking war party was routed. The Scandinavian influence on Arran can be seen in the abundance of Norse place names that survive to this day, including Brodick itself, Old Norse for ‘broad bay’. The famous Lewis Chessmen too, found on Uig and now in the National Museum of Scotland, are further evidence of the Nordic culture and influence that finally became more peacefully embedded in these islands as the Vikings settled here. War and peace is, of course, a recurrent theme in Scottish island history with as much in-fighting as there was defending islands against outside forces. And our clan system (from the Gaelic ‘clann’ meaning children or stock) does leave rather a bloody trail in its wake although today it binds individuals and communities across the globe with the spirit of belonging to an extended family. The earliest known clans date back to the eleventh century and rich evidence of their power and influence pervades these islands. The remains of medieval dwellings on Eilean Mor, an island within an island on Islay’s Loch Finlaggan, is the seat of the MacDonalds, Lords of the Isles and one of the first of the clans to claim land after Norse rule ended. Barra’s ‘castle in the sea’ at Kisimul, was the stronghold of the MacNeils from the eleventh century and is now the only significant medieval castle to survive in the whole of the Western Isles while beautiful Dunvegan Castle on Skye was the seat of the Clan Macleod for many centuries. Dunvegan is also the resting place of the Am Bratach Sith (The Fairy Flag), held as a treasured possession since the 4th century AD and said to have the power to guarantee victory in battle whenever it was unfurled. The unfortunate MacLeod’s of Eigg, on the other hand, held no such lucky totem as a visit to Massacre Cave will confirm. This is the graveyard of 400 souls who suffocated through fire after a long-running feud with the MacDonalds of Skye.

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Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Sleat, Isle of Skye

Happily, clans today no longer battle with such brutality but tests of strength and endurance are still a major part of our heritage. Highland Games are immensely popular throughout the highlands and islands – sometimes a focus of wider clan gatherings but largely social and ceremonial affairs rather than pitched battles! From the Cowal Highland Gathering which sees 23,000 spectators every year to smaller affairs on islands like South Uist and Bute, the ‘heavy’ events of caber tossing, hammer throwing and shot put still pull in the crowds – as do the gentler, but no less energetic, displays of highland dancing and of course, piping. It’s difficult to think of the Scottish islands without thinking of whisky, and Jura and Islay in particular are great places in which to explore this spiritual heritage! From the earliest illegal stills to battles over island ownership and the commercial production of brands that are now famous worldwide, the nine distilleries on Jura and Islay still use traditional methods of distillation and the industry is crucial to island life here today.

Gig at the Gathering, Dunoon

On Eriskay, on the other hand, you’ll find yourself immersed in a rather different piece of whisky history, immortalised in Compton Mackenzie’s book and the subsequent Ealing comedy, Whisky Galore. When SS Politician, a Jamaicabound cargo ship carrying 260,000 bottles of whisky, ran aground on sandbanks near the shore in 1941, it inspired the islanders to carry out a daring salvage mission. The Am Politician bar on the island still displays bottles of that famous (or infamous!) ‘rescued’ whisky today. On Scotland’s west coast islands, the past sits comfortably with the present. History, heritage and archaeology are not distant myths, but as vibrant a part of island life today as they have been through the centuries. Exploring the west coast islands by ferry opens up wonderful opportunities to walk in the footsteps of those who have gone before – as well as rub shoulders with those who are creating tomorrow’s history today.

Brodick Castle and Gardens, Isle of Arran

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Create your own island culture CUIR EÒLAS AIR CULTAR NAN EILEAN Islands are where pioneering characters are forged, maverick spirits are born and innovation and creativity are a way of life. For city dwellers, islands are where you go to experience a way of life which is different to your own. Once you get off the ferry how do you know you’ve arrived on a new frontier?

Harris Tweed Hebrides, Isle of Harris

You know it through the culture of the people, the community and the place you’re visiting. Island culture can be the song of Charlie and Flora’s flight, the crucible on a tweed bag or a ceilidh in full swing. It is very distinct, and you will know it only when you experience it for yourself.

film, which saw images of Island life old and new, being projected onto the hillsides, castles, mountains and towns of the west coast. In 2017, it’s over to you to create a new generation of memories for yourself, your friends and loved ones and see what you can make of Your West Coast.

For thousands of years, pilgrims and picts, sailors and storytellers, painters and poets have made their way to the Scottish west coast to capture the essence of a different way of life. They always left a little bit of themselves behind, forever changing and enriching the culture of the west coast. Scottish island culture has also touched those who visit and led them to tell the world of the beauty the area has to offer.

Culture on the Scottish islands never stands still. It’s a sing song in a pub, an Instagram selfie and a call to foreign lands of homecoming. It’s not a thing of the past, rather, it defines the present and shapes vibrant future and, on any given day, it’s just a ferry trip away.

From Orwell and Tolkien to John Lowrie Morrison, Peter May and Martyn Bennett, traces of island culture can be found in their work. The essence of that culture differs depending which island you’re on. Eigg has the Bothy Project where artists come to spend time soaking up the island’s unique spirit and capturing it in whichever medium they specialise. Tiree looks to its musicians to write the future anthems that will tell future generations of the island. In the summer of 2016 Skipinnish captured some of the island spirit with their song Home on the Sea, that featured in CalMac’s Your West Coast music

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Hidden gem islands SEUDAN FALAICHTE A’ CHUAIN by Robin McKelvie

Isle of Gigha, Southern Hebrides

As a travel writer who has been venturing out to Scotland’s myriad isles for over two decades, I know the big names like Arran and Skye very well. The question I often get asked is whether there are any hidden wee gems, lesser-known islands off the beaten track. The great news is that there are and I would love to share them with you. Kicking off by sailing to the most southerly of the Hebrides, Gigha is a remarkable wee island that is a model of selfsustainability in these environmentally conscious times. The local community has not looked back since their buy-out in 2002. In fact they now sell electricity back to the National Grid from their quartet of wind turbines. Gigha is also renowned for its excellent halibut, which you can find in fine dining restaurants all over the UK, but which for me tastes best in Gigha’s cosy Boathouse – they often have local lobster and oysters in too. Another highlight is the Achamore Gardens, a must for avid gardeners, while a nine‑hole golf course is on hand too. Cruising north we come to Colonsay, which is like a sort of ‘Hebrides in Miniature’. This dramatic island boasts a sweep of white sandy beaches (Kiloran Bay is among the finest in Scotland) and little hills to climb, as well as the charms of Colonsay Ale, which you can even try en route to the island onboard the CalMac ferry. I’m a fan of Colonsay House Gardens, which has the finest rhododendron collection in Scotland. I recommend a round at the island’s golf course too, which features some spectacular holes. Lismore, just northwest of Oban, is a small isle that I think is criminally underrated. So many people just sail by on the Oban-Mull ferry and notice how charming it looks, but never get around to visiting it. I recommend you go and soon. Lismore is relatively low lying, which means from its southern half there are glorious views as you gaze south to the mountains of Mull, west across to Morvern and then north to Ben Nevis. Walking anywhere here is a joy as is a visit to the romantic ruins of Achadun Castle, which feels all very Outlander. I have been to this evocative spot a couple of times, but never seen another soul despite this being, for me, one of Scotland’s most beguiling spots. We sail now just south of Skye to the Small Isles, a quartet of islands (Rum, Eigg, Canna and Muck) that you can reach easily on a CalMac ferry. The most prominent is Rum, whose very own Cuillin mountains echo the peaks of Skye just across

the water. These hills offer some serious thrills to the well prepared. There are low level walks too, as well as the elegant joy of Victorian creation Kinloch Castle, a highlight this year during Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. Eigg is another prominent member of the Small Isles, a long extinct volcano topped by the 393m high summit of An Sgurr. This striking peak is mercifully much easier to hike up than it looks from afar. The island has been run by the community minded Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust since 1997 and visitors are welcomed on this friendly isle with open arms. Impressively, the island generates all its electricity from renewable energy sources. If you want to expend your own energy, I recommend contacting Eigg Adventures who run guided walks, bike rides and kayak trips – look out for a flurry of wildlife as you explore. Canna meanwhile is owned by the National Trust for Scotland, who do a great job of balancing the needs of the island’s human population with protecting its treasure trove of wildlife and unspoilt landscapes. Canna is a great place for spotting sea eagles in the skies and dolphins, whales and basking sharks in its rich waters. The NTS have also done a great job of taming Canna’s wilds and renovating Canna House Walled Garden, so you can relax there for an hour or two being soothed by birdsong. Muck may be last up in this round-up, but it’s certainly not least amongst the isles. It may only measure 2 miles by 1 mile, but it is very fertile as testified by its rich cloak of wildflowers. The view from 137m high Beinn Airein of the other Small Isles is breathtaking. My big tip is a visit to the sandy beach at Gallanach, followed by a local produce laden lunch (they usually manage to secure the best of the shellfish caught in Muck’s creels) at Gallanach Lodge. This is the kind of unique island experience that you can enjoy when you head off the beaten track to discover some of the rich necklace of lesser-known isles that CalMac sail to. What are you waiting for?

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Firth of Clyde LINNE CHLUAIDH Like the idea of going ‘off-radar’ but less keen on the hours spent getting there? Then the Firth of Clyde, with its surprisingly accessible islands and peninsulas, could be just the place you’re looking for.

Cathedral of the Isles, Isle of Cumbrae

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Overview

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DID YOU KNOW? Mount Stuart House was the first house in the world to have a heated indoor pool and the first in Scotland to be lit by electricity.

From stretching your legs to seducing your senses, you’ll find plenty to see and do on the islands of Arran, Bute and Great Cumbrae – and on the furthermost points of the west coast pensinsulas too. The lovely island of Arran boasts four Corbetts. Rising to between 2,500 and 3,000 feet, they’re the little brothers of the bigger Munros and provide great walking days with a network of paths leading to three of the peaks, Beinn Tarsuinn, Cir Mhor and Caisteal Abhail. At 2,867 feet, Goat Fell is the tallest peak and can usually be walked in just a day, rewarding your leg work with spectacular scenery and stunning views across the whole island. While you’re on Arran, the Home Farm Visitor Centre is well worth a visit. Find out how they make their award-winning

Goatfell, Isle of Arran

cheese and sample a few of the delicious varieties. The gift shop stocks a great selection too – pick your favourite or go wild and treat yourself to a whole hamper! Talking of treats, don’t forget to pop into Arran Aromatics for some gorgeous body and beauty products, inspired by the natural landscape. Hopping over the water to Bute and Great Cumbrae couldn’t be easier with CalMac and you’ll be richly rewarded with glorious gardens and grand architecture. Bute is home to Mount Stuart House, one of Britain’s most celebrated neo-Gothic country mansions, while the enchanting Cathedral of the Isles on Cumbrae is reputedly Britain’s most diminutive cathedral and ample proof that small is beautiful too. Head for the Cowal peninsula if you’re into hill climbing – another four Corbetts as well as 10 Grahams and 10 sub-2,000 feet peaks. You’ll find excellent walking trails at Glenbranter, Pucks Glen, Ardentinny and Bishops Glen, each offering a different (but equally stunning) view at every turn. Or try the Cowal Way, stretching from Portavadie in the south and winding its way up through the peninsula until it reaches Inveruglas at Loch Lomond. It connects with both the West Highland Way and Kintyre Way and takes in shorelines, forests, hills and lochs – you’ll be blown away by the fabulous and ever-changing scenery.

Journey planner GETTING THERE Arran Bute Cowal peninsula Cumbrae

55 mins Ardrossan > Brodick 30 mins Claonaig > Lochranza 35 mins Wemyss Bay > Rothesay 5 mins Colintraive > Rhubodach 25 mins Tarbert > Portavadie 10 mins Largs > Cumbrae Slip

ONCE THERE In most destinations, bus services are linked to ferry times and bikes are available for hire.

SAT NAV CODES Ardrossan KA22 8ED Brodick KA27 8AY Claonaig PA31 8RL Colintraive PA22 3AP Cumbrae Slip KA28 0HQ Largs KA30 8BG Lochranza KA27 8HL Portavadie PA21 2DA Rhubodach PA20 0QL Rothesay PA20 9AQ Tarbert PA29 6UF

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Out and about Things to see and do, in and around the Firth of Clyde

Portavadie Marina, Kintyre

ARRAN HERITAGE MUSEUM This is a great little museum offering a fascinating insight into the island’s history. The site was previously a small school, croft and smiddy (blacksmith) but now includes a farmhouse, cottage, bothy, milk house, laundry, stable, coach house and harness room. It’s packed full of exhibits that reflect the social history, archaeology and geology of the island and makes a great day out for the whole family. arranmuseum.co.uk SUPPORTING LOCAL ENTERPRISE

FLYING FEVER If you’ve a head for heights, why not try a tandem paraglide over Arran? With over 30 flying sites in blissfully uncrowded skies, this is a great opportunity to rise above it all! flyingfever.net SEA KAYAK ARGYLL AND BUTE Come and explore this world class sea kayaking destination with Sea Kayak Argyll and Bute, the local specialists in day trips, coaching and guiding. The Isles of the Clyde with surrounding sea lochs and hundreds of miles of stunning coastline are sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean by the Kintyre peninsula which makes them an excellent location in which to experience this great sport. seakayakargyll.co.uk

Sea Kayak Argyll and Bute

BUTE BREW CO Is brewing an art or a science or a little bit of both? Find out for yourself and learn what happens behind the scenes before sampling some delicious local brew at the bar or in the beer garden. Don’t forget to stock up with goodies from the gift shop before you go home. butebrewco.co.uk WATERSPORTS AT CUMBRAE Fancy trying watersports but not sure where to start? Scotland’s national sportscotland watersports centre on Cumbrae offers short courses on dinghy sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and power boating – ideal for the whole family! nationalcentrecumbrae.org.uk TOP TIP

ARRAN’S A GREAT PLACE TO EXPLORE BY BIKE – FROM A GENTLE CYCLE TO TESTING HILL CLIMBS, IT’S GREAT FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. AND REMEMBER, BIKES TRAVEL FREE ON CALMAC FERRIES!

ARDKINGLAS HOUSE AND GARDENS When it comes to idyllic spots for a romantic stroll, the Cowal Way has more than its fair share. Top of our list has to be the shore-side setting of Ardkinglas House and Gardens and, of course, the majestic mountainscape of Benmore. ardkinglas.com PORTAVADIE MARINA Located at the entrance to Loch Fyne, this award-winning marina is the gateway to some of the best sailing waters on the west coast of Scotland, boasting sheltered berthing and stunning purpose-built facilities. It offers a host of outdoor activities on land and sea including sailing, kayaking, walking, horse-riding, golf and fishing. Need to relax after expending all that energy? We recommend their infinity and hydro pools! portavadie.com

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Quadmania, Cowal Peninsula

ROTHESAY CASTLE If Vikings are your thing then you’ll love Rothesay Castle (now an Historic Scotland property) built by the Steward dynasty in a unique circular design to protect them against Viking invasion. butemuseum.org.uk/rothesay-castle/ QUADMANIA Situated on Argyll’s Cowal peninsula, this is the just the ticket for an action-packed day out. The quads are semiautomatic which makes driving so much easier – steer in the right direction and enjoy the scenery as you go! Quadmania also offers archery and clay pigeon shooting to round off your day’s activities. quadmaniascotland.co.uk ROBERTSON MUSEUM AND AQUARIUM Millport’s museum illustrates the history LOOKING AND of marine science through features of the LEARNING marine environment, local marine habitats and examples of current research at the Marine Station. It can be highly educational or just an interesting ‘point and walk’ trip for younger children. It also houses part of the Robertson Collection – fauna specimens from the Clyde Sea area – and the aquarium displays the beauty and diversity of living marine creatures from the area. m.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/family-fun/Robertson_ Museum_and_Aquarium/4223

Rothesay Castle, Isle of Bute

Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute

MOUNT STUART HOUSE This remarkable neo-gothic mansion on the isle of Bute is a feat of Victorian engineering and one of the most technologically advanced houses of its age, believed to be the first in the world to have a heated indoor swimming pool and the first in Scotland to have electric light, central heating, a telephone system and a Victorian passenger lift. Even more remarkably, they’re all still working today! A great day out for the whole family. mountstuart.com MOGABOUT ARRAN SAFARIS This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the unique Arran landscape all year round in a fabulous all-terrain 4x4 Mercedes Unimog 16 seater vehicle. With large windows (so that you don’t miss any of the spectacular views) and comfortable seats (taking traditional off-roading to a whole new level) this is what the spirit of adventure is all about! mogabout.com GARRISON HOUSE Millport in Greater Cumbrae owes its 1700s origins to the smugglers who attempted to ship contraband into the Clyde… and to those who tried to stop them. Garrison House was built in 1745 for the Captain and officers of the Revenue Sailing Ship, The Royal George. It’s a stunning example of early 19th century Gothic battlement architecture and remains an integral hub for the local community as well as a fascinating walk through history. garrisonhousecumbrae.com LIVING HISTORY

National Centre, Isle of Cumbrae

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Local events Check out what’s on when you’re visiting MAY

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ARRAN MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL Four days of guided walks and scrambles. arranmountainfestival.co.uk

TARBERT TRADITIONAL BOAT AND LOCH FYNE VIKING FESTIVAL Visit traditional boats, woodwork demonstrations, traction engines and stalls. tarberttraditionalboatsfestival.org.uk/

MILLPORT COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL Music, line dancing, rodeos and a grand parade. millportcountryandwestern.co.uk

SCOTTISH RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Dunoon town centre will become the rally hub, the perfect place to be for rally fans from across the country! dunoonpresents.co.uk MILLPORT CLASSIC CAR RALLY Get in the fast lane and come along to this great family focused event held at the grounds of Garrison House on the Isle of Cumbrae. millport.org

JUNE ARRAN FOLK FESTIVAL Concerts, ceilidh, free pub sessions and open mic nights. arranevents.com ARRAN MALT AND MUSIC FESTIVAL Tours, tastings, stalls, live music and ceilidh. arranwhisky.com ARRAN SKIFF REGATTA Come be a part of the very first Arran Coastal Rowing Regatta held in Lamlash. arrancoastalrowing.co.uk

ARRAN CYCLE SPORTIVE A choice of two routes round the island, by bike. oytscotland.org.uk/support/ events-2/arran-sportive

FEIS ARRAIN A week of workshops to celebrate Scotland’s Gaelic culture. visitarran.com BUTEFEST Live music, food, craft beers and family fun. butefest.co.uk

ARRAN ROCKS GEOLOGY FESTIVAL Come find out how this special island was formed through walks, talks and family activities including sea kayaking. scottishgeology.com/arran

AUGUST ARRAN FARMER’S SHOW Arran livestock, dog show, chainsaw woodcarving, birds of prey and sheep shearing. And look out for the main attraction! asao.co.uk/events/181st-arran-show/ DUNOON HALF MARATHON AND 10K A fast and flat route on the beautiful coastal road south of Dunoon, passing through the idyllic west coast village of Innellan, followed by a family ceilidh between 3pm and 6pm. dunoonpresents.co.uk BRODICK HIGHLAND GAMES Children’s races, heavy events, piping and dancing. visitarran.com BUTE AGRICULTURAL SHOW Farm animals, equipment, competitions and stalls. kilchattan-bay.co.uk

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COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING A traditional Highland gathering given a modern touch. cowalgathering.com

LAMLASH SPLASH Take part in the annual Lamlash Splash come along and cheer the swimmers on. visitarran.com SEPTEMBER WEEKEND ILLUMINATIONS A weekend of fun for all the family on the Isle of Cumbrae featuring castles, competitions, crabbing and fireworks. millport.org

Find out more Visit: calmac.co.uk visitarran.co.uk visitbute.co.uk visitcowal.co.uk millport.org Or visit the nearest VisitScotland Visitor Information Centre. For details, go to visitscotland.com

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COWAL and KINTYRE TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE COWAL and KINTYRE

Table 2 TEXT CODE 02 Table 2

TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE

DAILY DAILY

CODE A B CODE

BUTE WEMYSS BAY - ROTHESAY

TEXT CODE 02

Portavadie Arrive

Portavadie Depart

Tarbert Arrive

0800 A Tarbert Depart 0900

0825 A Portavadie Arrive 0925

0830 A Portavadie Depart 0945

0855 A Tarbert Arrive 1010

0800 1015 A

0825 1040 A

0830 1045 A

0855 1110 A

0900 1115

0925 1140

0945 1145

1010 1210

1215 B 1015

1240 B 1040

1245 B 1045

1310 B 1110

1315 B 1115

1340 B 1140

1345 B 1145

1410 B 1210

1415 B 1215

1440 B 1240

1445 B 1245

1510 B 1310

0855

0944

1015

1050

1100

1135

1157

1244

1515 B 1315

1540 B 1340

1545 B 1345

1610 B 1410

0957

1048

1100

1135

1200

1235

1257

1344

1615 B 1415

1640 B 1440

1645 B 1445

1710 B 1510

1715 1515

1740 1540

1745 1545

1810 1610

1815 C 1615

1840 C 1640

1845 C 1645

1910 C 1710

1257

1347

1405

1440

1500

1535

1557

1646

1715

1740

1745

1810

1357

1448

1500

1535

1600

1635

1645

1735

1840 C

1845 C

1910 C

1844

1815 C Not on Sundays.

DAY

MON SAT

Operates Monday 24 October to Saturday 29 October only.

NOTE

Service operates by request only. To request this sailing, call 0800 066 5000 or C +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) no later than 1600 on day of travel. Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure.

No service 25, 26 December and 1, 2 January. NOTE Maximum laden weight for commercial vehicles may be restricted. Check with Kennacraig Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. office on 01880 280281 ensure that you choose Option 2. No service 25, 26 December and 1, 2 January. For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 Maximum laden weight for commercial vehicles may be restricted. Check with Kennacraig or visit www.traveline.info office on 01880 280281 ensure that you choose Option 2. For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info (LOCH FYNE)

FARES: TARBERT FARES: TARBERT

RETURN £5.20 £2.60 RETURN £16.30 £5.20 £16.30 £2.60 £24.50 £16.30 £32.60 £16.30 £8.20 £24.50 £16.30 £32.60 £24.50 £8.20 £8.20 £16.30 Free £24.50 £8.20 Free

- PORTAVADIE

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COWAL and KINTYRE

Table 2

TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE

TEXT CODE 02 Table 2

COWAL and KINTYRE

Route you will(LOCH be travelling on your journey CODE 02 TARBERT FYNE) - PORTAVADIE Service StatusTEXT for updates: with Caledonian MacBrayne in Scotland www.calmac.co.uk/service-status-text Route you will be travelling on your journey Service Status for updates: Ourwith onboard facilities key Caledonian MacBrayne in Scotland www.calmac.co.uk/service-status-text PASSENGER

FERRY OurFERRY onboard facilities key

BOAT TRAILER PASSENGER FERRY TRAIN BOAT TRAILER COFFEE CABIN TRAIN VENDING MACHINES COFFEE CABIN VENDING MACHINES

SUN

- PORTAVADIE

SINGLE £2.60 Driver/Passenger (LOCH FYNE) £1.30 Children 5-15 (Child under 5 Free) SINGLE £8.15 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £2.60 Driver/Passenger £8.15 up to 6m £1.30 Children 5-15 (Child under 5 Free) £12.25 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £8.15 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £16.30 up to 10m £8.15 up to 6m £4.10 up to 2.5m £12.25 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £8.15 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £16.30 up to 10m £12.25 up to 8m £4.10 up to 2.5m £4.10 Motorcycle £8.15 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) £12.25 up to 8m Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, £4.10 Motorcycle or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

CARAVAN FERRY PEDAL CYCLE CARAVAN CAFETERIA PEDAL CYCLE CAFETERIA

TEXT CODE 03

Tarbert Depart

Service Not on operates Sundays. by request only. To request this sailing, call 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) no later than 1600 on day of travel. Operates Monday 24 October to Saturday 29 October only.

A C B

Table 3

VEHICLE FERRY BAGGAGE TRAILER VEHICLE NO VEHICLE FERRY RESERVATION BAGGAGE TRAILER THE STILL BAR NO VEHICLE RESERVATION GAME ON THE STILL BAR GAME ON

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE

LIFT ACCESS

MOTORHOME COMMERCIAL VEHICLE VEHICLE RESERVATION REQUIRED MOTORHOME SHOP@ VEHICLE CALMAC RESERVATION REQUIRED SHOP@ CALMAC

COACH LIFT ACCESS MOTORCYCLE CARS NOT COACH CONVEYED MOTORCYCLE KIDS AREA CARS NOT CONVEYED KIDS AREA

Glasgow Central Depart

Wemyss Bay Arrive

Wemyss Bay Depart

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0605

0658

0715A

0750A

Wemyss Bay Arrive

Wemyss Bay Depart

Glasgow Central Arrive

0625A

0700A

0715

0809

0700A

0735A

0754

0847

0800

0835

0857

0944 1044

Rothesay Rothesay Arrive Depart

0632

0733

0755A

0830A

0840

0915

0957

0750

0841

0845

0920

0930

1005

-

-

-

-

0925

1000

1010

1045

1057

1146

1057

1148

1200

1235

1300

1335

1357

1446

1157

1247

1305

1340

1400

1435

1457

1546

1457

1547

1600

1635

1645

1720

1749

1550

1639

1645

1720

1730

1805

1824

1919

1632

1725

1730

1805

1815

1850

1855

1944

1716

1809

1815

1850

1900

1935

1947

2044

1755

1844

1900

1935

-

-

-

-

1838

1938

1945

2020

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0800

0835

0850

0939

0750

0839

0845

0920

0930

1005

1055

1144

0850

0939

1015

1050

1045

1120

1150

1239

1050

1139

1200

1235

1200

1235

1250

1339

1150

1239

1300

1335

1300

1335

1350

1439

1250

1340

1400

1435

1400

1435

1450

1539

1350

1439

1500

1535

1500

1535

1555

1644

1450

1539

1600

1635

1600

1635

1650

1739

1550

1639

1700

1735

1700

1735

1750

1839

1650

1739

1800

1835

1800

1835

1855

1944

1750

1839

1900

1935

1900

1935

1950

2039

1850

1939

1945

2020

-

-

-

-

CODE A

Not on Saturdays.

NOTE Check-in closes - vehicles 30 minutes, passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. No service 25 December and 01 January. A Sunday Service will operate on 26 December and a Saturday Service on 02 January. Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Rothesay port office on 01700 502707 or Wemyss Bay on 01475 520521. Train connections are not guaranteed as some trains arrive/depart with less than the necessary transfer time. Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. For details visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info

FARES: WEMYSS BAY - ROTHESAY All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £3.05 £6.10 Driver/Passenger £1.55 £3.10 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £10.95 £21.90 Car or 4x4 (Excludes driver) £10.95 £21.90 up to 6m £16.45 £32.90 Motorhome (Excludes driver) up to 8m £21.90 £43.80 up to 10m £5.50 £11.00 up to 2.5m £10.95 £21.90 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £16.45 £32.90 up to 8m £5.50 £11.00 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. Pier dues are payable to third parties for this route and have been included in the fare shown.

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BUTE

Table 4

COLINTRAIVE - RHUBODACH DAY

MON - FRI

SAT

SUN

Colintraive Depart 0530 0600 0630 0700 0730 0800 0830 0900 0930 1000 1030 1100 1130 1200 1230 1300 1330 1410 1430 1500 1530 1600 1630 1700 1730 1800 1830 1900 1930 2000 2030 2055 0530 0600 1930 2000 2030 2055 0830 0900 1930 2000 2030 2055

TEXT CODE 04

Rhubodach Rhubodach Arrive Depart 0535 0540 0605 0610 0635 0640 0705 0710 0735 0740 0805 0810 0835 0840 0905 0910 0935 0940 1005 1010 1035 1040 1105 1110 1135 1140 1205 1210 1235 1240 1305 1310 1335 1340 1415 1420 1435 1440 1505 1510 1535 1540 1605 1610 1635 1640 1705 1710 1735 1740 1805 1810 1835 1840 1905 1910 1935 1940 2005 2010 2035 2040 2100 2100 0535 0540 0605 0610 DEPARTS EVERY 30 MINUTES UNTIL 1935 1940 2005 2010 2035 2040 2100 2100 0835 0840 0905 0910 DEPARTS EVERY 30 MINUTES UNTIL 1935 1940 2005 2010 2035 2040 2100 2100

Colintraive Arrive 0545 0615 0645 0715 0745 0815 0845 0915 0945 1015 1045 1115 1145 1215 1245 1315 1345 1425 1445 1515 1545 1615 1645 1715 1745 1815 1845 1915 1945 2015 2045 2105 0545 0615 1945 2015 2045 2105 0845 0915 1945 2015 2045 2105

NOTE Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 5 minutes prior to departure. No service 25 December and 1 January. On 26 December and 2 January Sunday timetable will operate until last departure Colintraive 1800 Rhubodach 1810. An additional sailing will be undertaken as requried from Rhubodach at 16:50 on Cowal school holidays. This can be arranged by contacting the Colintraive office on 01700 841235.

FARES: COLINTRAIVE - RHUBODACH Single Return £1.10 £2.20 £0.55 £1.10 £5.75 £11.50 £5.75 £11.50 up to 6m £8.65 £17.30 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £11.50 £23.00 up to 10m £2.90 £5.80 up to 2.5m £5.75 £11.50 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £8.65 £17.30 up to 8m £2.90 £5.80 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. Driver/Passenger Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) Car or 4x4 (excludes driver)

ARRAN

Table 5

ARDROSSAN - BRODICK

TEXT CODE 05

Glasgow Ardrossan Ardrossan Central Harbour Depart Arrive Depart

DAY

MON - SAT

SUN

Brodick Arrive

Brodick Depart

Ardrossan Glasgow Ardrossan Harbour Central Arrive Arrive Depart

-

-

0700

0755

0820

0915

0936

1022

0833

0920

0945

1040

1105

1200

1236

1322

1118

1205

1230

1325

1355

1450

1536

1621

1418

1504

1520

1615

1640

1735

1807

1851

1649

1736

1800

1855

-

-

-

-

1920 A

2015 A

2031

2125

0820

0915

0935 B

1017 B

0840

0928

0945

1040

1105

1200

1235

1318

1115

1200

1230

1325

1350

1445

1502

1546

1405

1450

1515

1610

1640

1735

1800

1844

1655

1740

1800

1855

1920

2015

2030

2114

26 December, 2016 Ardrossan Depart

Brodick Arrive

Brodick Depart

Ardrossan Arrive

1230

1325

1350

1445

CODE A

Operates Monday – Friday only. No sailing on Saturdays.

B

From 11 December.

NOTE Check-in closes - vehicles 30 minutes, passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. No service 25 December and 1 January. Commercial Vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Ardrossan port office on 01294 443130 or Brodick on 01770 460361. Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. For details visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info

FARES: ARDROSSAN - BRODICK All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £3.75 £7.50 Driver/Passenger £1.90 £3.80 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £15.10 £30.20 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £15.10 £30.20 up to 6m £22.65 £45.30 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £30.20 £60.40 up to 10m £7.55 £15.10 up to 2.5m £15.10 £30.20 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £22.65 £45.30 up to 8m £7.55 £15.10 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. Pier dues are payable to third parties for this route and have been included in the fare shown.

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ARRAN

Table 6

CLAONAIG - LOCHRANZA

TEXT CODE 06

CUMBRAE

Table 7

LARGS - CUMBRAE SLIP

TEXT CODE 07

OPERATES MONDAY 24 OCT UNTIL SATURDAY 29 OCT 2016 ONLY Largs Depart

DAY Claonaig Depart

DAILY

Lochranza Arrive

Lochranza Depart

Claonaig Arrive

Cumbrae Slip Depart

Largs Arrive

0645

0655

0700

0710

0715

0725

0730

0740

0745

0755

0800

0810

0930

1000

1005

1035

1045

1115

1120 A

1150 A

1200

1230

1235

1305

1315

1345

1845

1855

1900

1910

1350

1420

1430 A

1500 A

1915

1925

1930

1940

1505

1535

1545

1615

1620

1650

1715

1745

1750

1820

MON – SAT

TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - LOCHRANZA OPERATES SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 2016 TO 30 MARCH 2017

DAILY

Cumbrae Slip Arrive

Departs every 30 minutes except 0845 and 1445 until

1945

1955

2000

2010

2015

2025

2030

2040

0815

0825

0830

0840

0915

0925

0930

0940

0945

0955

1000

1010

1015

1025

1030

1040

Departs every 30 minutes except 1445 until

SUN

Departs every 30 minutes except 0900 and 1500 until

Departs every 30 minutes except 1500 until

Tarbert Depart

Lochranza Arrive

Lochranza Depart

Tarbert Arrive

1845

1855

1900

1910

1915

1925

1930

1940

1945

1955

2000

2010

1215 B

1340 B

1345 B

1510 B

2015

2025

2030

2040

NOTE

CODE

Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure.

A

Passenger numbers may be restricted.

B

Passenger and vehicle reservations are required on sailings to and from Tarbert/ Lochranza. When calling the port to make a booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Kennacraig port office on 01880 280281.

NOTE Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. No Service 25, 26 December and 1, 2 January. For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info

No service 25 December and 1 January. Sunday timetable will operate 26 December and 2 January. During Monday to Friday passenger numbers may be restricted on the 0945 sailing departing Largs and 1400 sailing departing Cumbrae Slip. Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. For details visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info

FARES: CLAONAIG/TARBERT - LOCHRANZA

FARES: LARGS - CUMBRAE SLIP

Single Return £2.80 £5.60 Driver/Passenger £1.40 £2.80 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £9.40 £18.80 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £9.40 £18.80 up to 6m £14.10 £28.20 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £18.80 £37.60 up to 10m £4.70 £9.40 up to 2.5m £9.40 £18.80 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £14.10 £28.20 up to 8m £4.70 £9.40 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Round Trip £3.20 Driver/Passenger £1.60 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £12.20 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £12.20 up to 6m £18.30 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £24.40 up to 10m £6.10 up to 2.5m £12.20 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £18.30 up to 8m £6.10 Motorcycle Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

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COWAL & KINTYRE

TEXT CODE 02

TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE

COWAL and KINTYRE Tarbert

Portavadie

Depart Arrive TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE 0800 A 0825 A

DAILY

DAILY

CODE A B

CODE

C A NOTE

Table 2

Tarbert 0855 A

0925

0945

1010

1040 Portavadie 1140 Arrive 1240 0825 A

1045 Portavadie 1145 Depart 1245 0830 A

1110 Tarbert 1210 Arrive 1310 0855 A

1340 0925 1440 1040 1540 1140

1345 0945 1445 1045 1545 1145

1410 1010 1510 1110 1610 1210

1115

Tarbert Depart 0800 A

1315

0900

1415

1015

DAY

Arrive TEXT CODE 02

0900

1515

1115

1615

1215 B

1640 1240 B

1645 1245 B

1710 1310 B

1715

1315 B

1740 1340 B

1745 1345 B

1810 1410 B

1815 B

1415 B

1840 B 1440 B

B 18451445 B

1510 1910 BB

1915 C

1515

1940 C 1540

19451545 C

1610 2010 C

1615

1640

1645

MON SAT

1710 Not on Sundays 1715 1740 1745 1810 Operates daily until Sunday 10 September. From Monday 11 September operates only if 1815 C 1840 C 1845 C 1910 C requested no later than 1600 on day of travel - telephone 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) to request this sailing Operates Monday 12 June until Monday 14 August only Not on Sundays.

Operates Monday 24passengers October to10 Saturday October only. B Check-in closes for vehicles and minutes29prior to departure Maximum laden for by commercial vehicles may bethis restricted. with Kennacraig Serviceweight operates request only. To request sailing, Check call 0800 066 5000 or port office C +44 1475 650397 customers) no later than 1600 on day of travel. on 01880 280281 ensure that(for youinternational choose option 2 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. FARES

NOTE

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BUTE Glasgow Central Depart 0605 0632 0750 0855 0957 1057 1157 1257 1357 1457 1550 1633 1716 1755 1838 1936 2036 0750 0850 0950 1050 1150 1250 1350 1450 1550 1650 1750 1850 -

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Wemyss Bay Arrive 0657 0732 0841 0943 1047 1147 1247 1347 1448 1547 1639 1725 1809 1843 1938 2034 2133 0839 0939 1039 1139 1239 1340 1439 1539 1639 1739 1839 1939 -

Wemyss Bay Depart 0715 A 0755 0845 0925 1015 1100 1200 1305 1405 1500 1600 1645 1730 1815 1900 1945 2045 B 2200 C 0845 1015 1100 1200 1300 1350 1500 1600 1645 1730 1815 1900 1945 2045

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Rothesay Rothesay Arrive Depart 0750 A 0830 0920 1000 1050 1135 1235 1340 1440 1535 1635 1720 1805 1850 1935 2020 2120 B 2235 C 0920 1050 1135 1235 1335 1425 1535 1635 1720 1805 1850 1935 2020 2120

0625 A 0700 0800 0840 0930 1010 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1645 1730 1815 1900 1945 B 2110 C 0800 0930 1010 1100 1200 1300 1400 1510 1600 1645 1730 1815 1900 1945 -

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Wemyss Bay Arrive 0700 A 0735 0835 0915 1005 1045 1135 1235 1335 1435 1535 1635 1720 1805 1850 1935 2020 B 2145 C 0835 1005 1045 1135 1235 1335 1435 1545 1635 1720 1805 1850 1935 2020 -

Wemyss Bay Depart 0715 0754 0857 0957 1057 1157 1257 1357 1457 1557 1645 1751 1824 1855 1947 2047 2152 0850 1055 1150 1250 1350 1450 1555 1650 1750 1855 1950 2050 -

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Operates Saturdays only from 3 June until 19 August

NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles 30 minutes and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Rothesay port office on 01700 502707 or Wemyss Bay on 01475 520521 Train connections are not guaranteed as some trains arrive/depart with less than the necessary transfer time. Combined Rail and Sail tickets, which allow you to buy train and ferry tickets in one transaction, are available for this route. For details visit www.calmac.co.uk/railandsail For confirmation of train times from 21 May, please contact Scotrail on 03457 484950 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES WEMYSS BAY - ROTHESAY Single Return Driver/passenger £3.05 £6.10 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £1.55 £3.10 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £10.95 £21.90 Up to 6m £10.95 £21.90 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £16.45 £32.90 Up to 10m £21.90 £43.80 Up to 2.5m £5.50 £11.00 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £10.95 £21.90 Up to 8m £16.45 £32.90 Motorcycle £5.50 £11.00 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should Click: www.calmac.co.uk | CalMac App: Available on iPhone and Android 10 be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

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Colintraive Depart 0530 0600 0630 0700 0730 0800 0830 0900 0930 1000 1030 1100 1130 1200 1230 1300 1330 1410 1430 1500 1530 1600 1630 1700 1730 1800 1830 1900 1930 2000 2030 2055 0530 0600 1930 2000 2030 2055 0830 0900 1930 2000 2030 2055

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Rhubodach Rhubodach Arrive Depart 0535 0540 0605 0610 0635 0640 0705 0710 0735 0740 0805 0810 0835 0840 0905 0910 0935 0940 1005 1010 1035 1040 1105 1110 1135 1140 1205 1210 1235 1240 1305 1310 1335 1340 1415 1420 1435 1440 1505 1510 1535 1540 1605 1610 1635 1640 1705 1710 1735 1740 1805 1810 1835 1840 1905 1910 1935 1940 2005 2010 2035 2040 2100 2100 0535 0540 0605 0610 Departs every 30 minutes until 1935 1940 2005 2010 2035 2040 2100 2100 0835 0840 0905 0910 Departs every 30 minutes until 1935 1940 2005 2010 2035 2040 2100 2100

Colintraive Arrive 0545 0615 0645 0715 0745 0815 0845 0915 0945 1015 1045 1115 1145 1215 1245 1315 1345 1425 1445 1515 1545 1615 1645 1715 1745 1815 1845 1915 1945 2015 2045 2105 0545 0615

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Single Return £1.10 £2.20 £0.55 £1.10 £5.75 £11.50 Up to 6m £5.75 £11.50 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £8.65 £17.30 Up to 10m £11.50 £23.00 Up to 2.5m £2.90 £5.80 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £5.75 £11.50 Up to 8m £8.65 £17.30 Motorcycle £2.90 £5.80 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer| the firstApp: sailing of choice, therefore groups may not Click: www.calmac.co.uk CalMac Available on iPhone and Android 12 always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

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Glasgow Ardrossan Ardrossan Central Harbour Depart Depart Arrive 0700 0645 0736 0820 A 0833 0920 0945 0918 1002 1105 A 1118 1205 1230 1218 1304 1350 A 1418 1504 1520 1518 1603 1640 A 1649 1736 1800 1818 1903 1920 A 0700 0645 0736 0820 A 0833 0920 0945 0918 1002 1105 A 1118 1205 1230 1218 1304 1350 A 1418 1504 1520 1649 1736 1800 0700 0833 0920 0945 0918 1002 1105 A 1118 1205 1230 1218 1304 1350 A 1418 1504 1520 1649 1736 1800 1915 2006 2030 0700 0834 0920 0945 0918 1002 1105 A 1118 1205 1230 1218 1304 1350 A 1418 1504 1520 1518 1603 1640 A 1650 1736 1800 2017 2108 2200 A 0840 0928 0945 1105 A 1115 1200 1230 1405 1450 1520 1655 1740 1800 2000 A

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Brodick Arrive

Brodick Depart

0755 0915 A 1040 1200 A 1325 1445 A 1615 1735 A 1855 2015 A 0755 0915 A 1040 1200 A 1325 1445 A 1615 1855 0755 1040 1200 A 1325 1445 A 1615 1855 2125 0755 1040 1200 A 1325 1445 A 1615 1735 A 1855 2255 A 1040 1200 A 1325 1615 1855 2055 A

0700 A 0820 0945 A 1105 1230 A 1355 1515 A 1640 1800 A 1920 0700 A 0820 0945 A 1105 1230 A 1355 1515 A 1640 1920 0820 1105 1230 A 1355 1515 A 1640 1920 2140 0820 0945 A 1105 1230 A 1355 1515 A 1640 1800 A 1920 0905 A 1105 1230 A 1355 1640 1920 -

Ardrossan Glasgow Ardrossan Harbour Central Arrive Depart Arrive 0755 A 0819 0911 0915 0936 1020 1040 A 1136 1222 1200 1236 1321 1325 A 1336 1419 1450 1536 1621 1610 A 1636 1722 1735 1807 1851 1855 A 1931 2021 2015 2031 2124 0755 A 0819 0911 0915 0936 1020 1040 A 1136 1222 1200 1236 1321 1325 A 1336 1419 1450 1536 1621 1610 A 1636 1722 1735 1807 1851 2015 2031 2124 0915 0936 1020 1200 1236 1321 1325 A 1336 1419 1450 1536 1621 1610 A 1636 1722 1735 1807 1851 2015 2031 2124 2235 0915 0936 1020 1040 A 1136 1222 1200 1236 1321 1325 A 1336 1419 1450 1536 1619 1610 A 1636 1721 1735 1807 1849 1855 A 1931 2021 2015 2031 2124 1000 A 1200 1235 1318 1325 A 1450 1502 1546 1735 1800 1844 2015 2030 2113 TEXT CODE 05 -

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Operates from 27 April to 25 September

NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles 30 minutes and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure Restricted sailings - high vehicles. Please note that a vehicle height restriction applies on certain sailings. The following sailings are only available to vehicles with an overall height which does not exceed 1.98 metres. Ardrossan - Brodick: Friday 19 May - 0945, 1230, 1520 Saturday 20 May - 0945, 1230, 1520, 1800 Fridays 16 June until 18 August - 0945, 1230, 1520 Saturdays 17 June until 19 August - 0945,1230, 1520, 1800 Brodick - Ardrossan: Sundays 21 May until 20 August - 1105 and 1355 Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Ardrossan port office on 01294 443130 or Brodick on 01770 460361 Combined Rail and Sail tickets, which allow you to buy train and ferry tickets in one transaction, are available for this route. For details visit www.calmac.co.uk/railandsail For confirmation of train times from 21 May, please contact Scotrail on 03457 484950 For information on busClick: services in this area, contact on 0871 200and 2233 www.calmac.co.uk | CalMacTraveline App: Available on iPhone Android 14 or visit www.traveline.info FARES ARDROSSAN - BRODICK Single Return Driver/passenger £3.75 £7.50 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £1.90 £3.80 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £15.10 £30.20 Up to 6m £15.10 £30.20 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £22.65 £45.30 Up to 10m £30.20 £60.40 Up to 2.5m £7.55 £15.10 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £15.10 £30.20 Up to 8m £22.65 £45.30 Motorcycle £7.55 £15.10 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

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ARDROSSAN - CAMPBELTOWN

DAY THU FRI FRI SAT SUN

Glasgow Central Depart 1736 1736 1233

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Operates 27 April - 24 September Ardrossan Ardrossan Campbeltown Harbour Depart Arrive Arrive 1827 1840 2120 1827 1840 2120 1320 1350 1630

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THU FRI FRI SAT SUN

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Ardrossan Harbour Depart 1036 1136 2030

0735 0700 1655

Glasgow Central Arrive 1122 1222 2113

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Claonaig Depart 0850 AC 1005 1120 1235 1350 1505 1620 1740 1900 B

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Lochranza Depart 0815 C 0930 1045 1200 1315 1430 A 1545 1705 1825 B -

Claonaig Arrive 0845 C 1000 1115 1230 1345 1500 A 1615 1735 1855 B -

CODE Passenger numbers may be restricted A Ceases after Monday 11 September B Not Sundays C NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES CLAONAIG - LOCHRANZA Single Return Driver/passenger £2.80 £5.60 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £1.40 £2.80 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £9.40 £18.80 Up to 6m £9.40 £18.80 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £14.10 £28.20 Up to 10m £18.80 £37.60 Up to 2.5m £4.70 £9.40 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £9.40 £18.80 Up to 8m £14.10 £28.20 Motorcycle £4.70 £9.40 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

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Campbeltown Depart

NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles 30 minutes and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure Operates via Brodick, Isle of Arran on Saturdays only Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Ardrossan port office on 01294 443130, Brodick on 01770 460361 or Kennacraig on 01880 280281 Train connections are not guaranteed as some trains arrive/depart with less than the necessary transfer time. Combined Rail and Sail tickets, which allow you to buy train and ferry tickets in one transaction, are available for this route. For details visit www.calmac.co.uk/railandsail For confirmation of train times from 21 May, please contact Scotrail on 03457 484950 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES ARDROSSAN - CAMPBELTOWN Single Return Driver/passenger £7.65 £15.30 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £3.85 £7.70 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £40.50 £81.00 Up to 6m £40.50 £81.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £61.00 £122.00 Up to 10m £81.00 £162.00 Up to 2.5m £20.25 £40.50 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £40.50 £81.00 Up to 8m £61.00 £122.00 Motorcycle £20.25 £40.50 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate FARES CAMPBELTOWN - BRODICK Single Driver/passenger £7.25 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £3.65 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £37.50 Up to 6m £37.50 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £57.00 Up to 10m £75.00 Up to 2.5m £18.75 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £37.50 Up to 8m £57.00 Motorcycle £18.75 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

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LARGS - CUMBRAE SLIP

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ISLAND ACCOMMODATION DAY

MON SAT until 20 May and from 14 Aug

SUN until 14 May and from 20 Aug

MON SAT 22 May until 12 Aug

SUN 21 May until 13 Aug

Largs Cumbrae Slip Depart Arrive 0645 0655 0715 0725 0745 0755 0815 0825 0915 0925 Departs every 30 minutes except 1245 and 1645 until 2015 2025 2045 A 2055 A 2215 B 2225 B 0915 0925 1015 1025 Departs every 30 minutes except 1145 and 1645 until 2015

2025

0645 0655 0715 0725 0745 0755 0815 0825 0915 0925 Departs every 15 minutes until 2015 2025 2045 A 2055 A 2215 B 2225 B 0915 0925 1000 1010 Departs every 15 minutes until 2015 2025

Cumbrae Slip Largs Depart Arrive 0700 0710 0730 0740 0800 0810 0830 0840 0930 0940 Departs every 30 minutes except 1300 and 1700 until 2030 2040 2100 A 2110 A 2230 B 2240 B 0930 0940 1030 1040 Departs every 30 minutes except 1200 and 1700 until 2030

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ALLANDALE HOUSE

Guest House

Isle of Arran Corriegills Road, Brodick, Isle of Arran KA27 8BJ t: 01770 302278 e: info@allandalehouse.co.uk w: www.allandalehouse.co.uk Open Mar – Oct (Nov room only)

Rooms from: £31 pppn Dble/twin: 3 Family/triple: 3 En suite: 5

Comfortable guest house on outskirts of Brodick close to ferry terminal (7 minutes walk) and village. Ample car parking, en suite bedrooms with TV, WiFi, coffee/tea making and hairdryers. Personal service guaranteed.

2040

0700 0710 0730 0740 0800 0810 0830 0840 0930 0940 Departs every 15 minutes until 2030 2040 2100 A 2110 A 2230 B 2240 B 0930 0940 1015 1025 Departs every 15 minutes until 2030 2040

CODE Operates Fridays only A Operates Fridays only and vehicles must be booked with Largs office on 01475 674134 B NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure Monday - Friday passenger numbers may be restricted on the 0945 sailings from Largs and 1400 sailing from Cumbrae Slip Combined Rail and Sail tickets, which allow you to buy train and ferry tickets in one transaction, are available for this route. For details visit www.calmac.co.uk/railandsail For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES LARGS - CUMBRAE Roundtrip Driver/passenger £3.20 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £1.60 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £12.20 Up to 6m £12.20 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £18.30 Up to 10m £24.40 Up to 2.5m £6.10 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £12.20 Up to 8m £18.30 Motorcycle £6.10 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

A sprig of gorse, a breath of sea air and a pinch of seasoned wood. These elements combine to conjure vibrant, evocative scents that are uniquely Scottish, uniquely Arran.

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Auchrannie Resort, Isle of Arran, KA27 8BZ

rooms from £89

Auchrannie is one of Scotland’s leading resort destinations and has the recipe to provide whatever you are looking for in a break; relaxed, romantic, party or play.Two outstanding hotels, thirty luxury lodges, three restaurants, two leisure clubs, adventure centre, destination spa and children’s playbarn. Dog friendly.

www.auchrannie.co.uk CarriCk Lodge

01770 302 234 guest House

Isle of Arran Brodick, Isle of Arran KA27 8BH t: 01770 302550 m: 07766 074762 w: www.carricklodge.co.uk

Prices from: £37 pppn Single: 1 Dble/twin: 4 Family: 1 En suite: all

A beautiful, sandstone building situated in an elevated position 450 yards from Brodick Pier. Large dining room and resident’s lounge offering panoramic views of the Arran hills. Carrick Lodge Guest House Isle of Arran has more to offer than a hotel as we provide a warm friendly welcome to all our guests and can cater for speciality diets in our dining room.

DUNVEGAN HOUSE

BEST WESTERN

Isle of Arran

Disco ver Arran

Discover

58 Shore Road, Brodick, Isle of Arran KA27 8AJ t/f: 01770 302811 e: dunveganhouse1@hotmail.com w: www.dunveganhouse.co.uk Closed Christmas and New Year

• 37 bedrooms • 7 self catering apartments • swimming pool • sauna • squash court • personal fitness room

Rooms from: £85 double room £50 single room Double: 6 Twin: 3 En Suite: 9 Private B/room: 1

Dunvegan, an award-winning Guest House, stands on the shores of Brodick Bay, overlooking Arran Mountains. Offers best in en suite accommodation (inc. some ground floor rooms). Delicious home cooking. Eveningmeals. Ample parking. Family owned. 500m from pier. Wi-Fi available.

GLENARTNEY

Guest House

Isle of Arran Mayish Road, Brodick, Isle of Arran KA27 8BX t: 01770 302220 e: info@glenartney-arran.co.uk w: www.glenartney-arran.co.uk Open March – October

BEST WESTERN

Kinloch Hotel

Guest House

Isle of Arran

Prices from: £40 pppn Single: 1 Dble/twin: 8 Family: 2 En suite: 10

A beautifully refurbished guesthouse with breathtaking views over to Brodick Bay and Goatfell. Peacefully situated close to the centre of Brodick and 10 minutes walk from the ferry. Drying room and secure cycle/golf trolley storage. Pets by arrangement only.

Glenisle Hotel Isle of Arran

best service, best value, best short break BEST WESTERN Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot, The Isle of Arran Tel: 01770 860444 www.bw-kinlochhotel.co.uk

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small Hotel Prices from: Shore Road, Lamlash, £94 prpn Isle of Arran, KA27 8LY Single: 2 t: 01770 600559 Double/ e: enquiries@glenislehotel.com Twin: 11 w: www.glenislehotel.com En suite: All Open all year Lovingly refurbished ancient island inn with stunning views across Lamlash Bay to the Holy Isle. Sea-view terrace in summer – open log fires in winter. Awarded Best Small Country Hotel in the Scottish Islands 2016. Open all year.

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Isle of Bute and Cumbrae ISLAND ACCOMMODATION

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HUNTERS GUEST HOUSE Brodick, Isle of Arran

Guest House

COMMODORE GUEST HOUSE Isle of Bute

Guest House

Shore Road, Brodick, Isle of Arran KA27 8AJ t: 01770 302211 w: www.huntersguesthouse.com Hunters Guest House is a family run traditional Guest House, centrally located in Brodick on the Isle of Arran. We have a variety of accomodation available for visitors to choose from. In the Guest House, bed and ‘hearty’ breakfast is available or, if preferred, guests can choose the ‘room only’ option and make use of the Snug. Our suites have spectacular views across Brodick Bay to Brodick Castle and Goatfell, the highest peak on Arran. Guests can relax and take in the stunning view and spectacular wildlife.

ROSABURN LODGE

B&B

Isle of Arran Brodick, Isle of Arran KA27 8DP t/f: 01770 302383 e: info@rosaburnlodge.co.uk w: www.rosaburnlodge.co.uk/ Open all year

Rooms from: £40 pppn Dble/twin: 2 Suite: 1 En suite: all

Very attractive villa with beautiful gardens on the banks of the River Rosa. Comfortable en suite rooms and one luxury suite. Covered secure parking for bikes. Close to castle, sea, hills, ferry & restaurants. Breakfast with free­ range eggs from our own hens. Relaxing atmosphere.

THE LAGG HOTEL & RESTAURANT

Isle of Arran Lagg, Kilmory, Isle of Arran KA27 8PQ t: 01770 870255 f: 01770 870250 e: info@lagghotel.com w: www.lagghotel.com Open March – October

Hotel

12 Battery Place, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9DP t: 01700 502178 e: hazegreene@btinternet.com w: www.commodorebute.co.uk Open all year

Rooms from: £35 pppn Double:3 Twin: 3 Family: 2 En suite: all S/C Prices from: £325 pw Units: 2

Situated a couple of minutes stroll from Rothesay pier and the bustling town centre, the Commodore enjoys panoramic views over Rothesay Bay and the rolling hills of the Cowal Peninsula. All rooms are tastefully furnished to a high standard. Self catering available. Pets welcome. millport holiday apartments Isle of Cumbrae

self Catering

Rooms from: £50 prpn Single: 2 Dble/twin: 9 Family: 2 En suite: all

Enjoy the unique tranquillity and rustic charm of The Lagg Hotel where you are invited to relax and unwind in the private, peaceful areas both within the hotel and gardens. Indulge your senses in The Restaurant and relax by log fires with fine wine. Millport, Isle of Cumbrae t: 01475 531381 m: 07773082192 e: millport.holidays.apartments@gmail.com w: www.millportholidaysapartments.co.uk

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Prices from: £180 pw Low season To sleep: 9 units available sleeping 3-6 people

Self-catering apartments situated at the Quayhead beside the pier, overlooking the harbour & in nearby Cardiff Street. Behind the Quayhead units is a small courtyard looking out onto a small sandy cove. Prices inc. bed linen & electricity costs. Dogs welcome in 4 of our units.

The Islands

The Ardyne GuesT house Isle of Bute

Guest house Prices from: £45 Single £70 Dble/twin (Garden View) £80-£90 Dble/twin (Sea View)

The Ardyne Guest House 38 Mountstuart Road Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 9EB t: 01700 502052 e: info@theardyneguesthouse.co.uk

The Ardyne is a beautiful Victorian Villa with many original features retained to add to the authentic atmosphere. All our bedrooms are en-suite and have been refurbished to a high standard. They are equipped with free view TV/ DVD players, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryers. The house is Wi-Fi enabled for those wishing to work whilst staying with us. We are a 10-15 minute walk from ferry terminal and the centre of Rothesay.

The College of The holy SpiriT

guest house

Isle of Cumbrae Millport, Isle of Cumbrae KA28 0HE t: 01475 530353 e: office@cathedraloftheisles.org w: www.cathedraloftheisles.org Closed Mid-December to Mid-February

, wildlife, Great coastal views , picnic biking, archaeology more are sites: all these and of Arran. yours in the forests

Rooms from: £39 pppn Single: 4 Dble: 10 Family: 2 En suite: 5

Unique opportunity to stay in this historic building with modern facilities next to the Cathedral of the Isles – Britain’s smallest cathedral. Set in eight acres of woodland and only a few minutes’ walk from the sea. Reduced prices for groups, free wireless broadband and good home-cooking.

VICTORIA HOTEL Isle of Bute

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Awaiting Gradings Dble/twin/ 55 Victoria Street, Rothesay, single: 20 Isle of Bute PA20 0AP En suite: all t: 01700 500 016 e: enquiries@victoriahotelbute.com w: www.victoriahotelbute.com Open all year The Victoria Hotel offers the best of Scottish traditional values with excellent facilities. Our aim is to make your stay on the Isle of Bute a truly memorable experience. Enjoy the culinary delights in Victoria’s Restaurant or for a less formal ambience try Ghillies Bistro.

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Southern Hebrides NA H – EILEANAN MU DHEAS For those who imagine Scottish islands to be cold, remote and bleak places, the Southern Hebrides may come as quite a surprise. And it’s not just the whisky that’ll warm your heart…

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Overview Inveraray Auchindrain

COLONSAY

TO OBAN

Lochgilphead

Tayvallich

Ardrishaig

JURA

Ardrishaig

A83 Jura Tarbert

Tayinloan

GIGHA

Bute

Kilberry Carse

Bruichladdich

Kennacraig

Port Charlotte

A83

Lochranza

Lochranza

Portnahaven Lagavulin

Muasdale Glenbarr

2 PASSENGERS FROM £5

Lochgilphead

Tayvallich

Craighouse

A83

Port Ellen

A83

Crinan A816

Kilberry Carse

ISLAY

Portnahaven

Kiloran

Tarbert Craighouse

Bruichladdich

Invera Auchindrain

A83

Port Askaig

Port Charlotte

A83

Crinan A816

Kiloran

DID YOU KNOW? George Orwell used to own a house on Jura and wrote 1984 when he was living there.

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Campbeltown

Carradale

Muasdale Isle of Arran Machrie Lamlash

Blackwaterfoot

Carradale

Glenbarr

A83

Whiting Bay

Isle of Arran Machrie Lamlash

Blackwaterfoot Lagg

Lagg

TO ARDROSSAN

Paps of Jura

Kildavie Southend

Islay, Gigha, Colonsay and Jura make up the Southern Hebrides and have something for everyone – charming villages, golden beaches, fascinating wildlife and, of course, a distillery or two! There are so many things to see and do, just on the island of Islay alone, that it can be hard to know where to start. One option is to begin with a visit to one of the island’s eight distilleries and mull over your predicament with a dram of Scotland’s finest. Islay’s typically smoky, peaty malt whisky is loved the world over and it’s fascinating to savour the subtle differences in flavour between each distillery. Islay also plays host to its fantastic Malt and Music Festival, held every May – and is the site for the Islay Jazz Festival, Rugby Festival and Cantilena Festival too. If you’re looking to dial up the action, you’ll find excellent golfing, cycling, fishing, horse-riding and hillwalking on offer in the Southern Hebrides. A visit to Colonsay will give you the chance to experience golf as it was originally played,

Kildavie Southend

fly-fish amongst trout-filled lochs, take a boat trip or bag all of the island’s 22 MacPhies in one connected walk. And, if you’re feeling particularly energetic, you may want to head over to Jura to take on its three famous Paps, the highest of which, Beinn an Òir, stands at 785m. You may need a wee dram afterwards… The islands of the Southern Hebrides are renowned for their mild climate, giving rise to exceptional growing conditions. Achamore Gardens on Gigha extend to some 50 acres of natural woodland and feature a large walled garden and pond area as well as many rare plants and trees and, of course, spectacular rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. The House Gardens at Colonsay and Jura too are a joy for anyone with even a passing interest in plants! The gardens at Colonsay House were mainly planted in the 1930s and feature some unexpectedly exotic species from the southern hemisphere while Jura House Gardens are still an active kitchen garden today with boxwood hedges, a rose garden, vegetable patches and fruit trees rising against the walls.

Journey planner GETTING THERE Colonsay 1 hr 10 mins Port Askaig (Islay) > Colonsay Gigha 20 mins Tayinloan > Gigha Islay 2 hrs 20 mins Kennacriag > Port Ellen 2 hrs 5 mins Kennacraig > Port Askaig Jura  5 mins Port Askaig (Islay) > Feolin**Council operated ferry Kintyre peninsula 2 hrs 40 mins Ardrossan > Campbeltown 30 mins Lochranza (Arran) > Claonaig

SAT NAV CODES Ardrossan KA22 8ED Campbeltown PA28 6ED Claonaig PA31 8RL Colonsay PA61 7YW Kennacraig PA29 6YF Lochranza KA27 8HL Port Askaig PA46 7RB Port Ellen PA42 7DW

CONNECTING TRAVEL Bus www.travelinescotland.com 0871 200 2233 Roads www.transport.gov.scot Train www.scotrail.co.uk 0330 303 0111

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Out and about Things to see and do, in and around the Southern Hebrides

Springbank Distillery, Kintyre

BAGGING MACPHIES On the small islands of Colonsay and its neighbour Oronsay, there are 22 hills rising to to 300ft, collectively known as MacPhies. ‘MacPhie Bagging’ is a great way to take in the scenery and see the islands – it’s up to you whether you take on one, two or all 22! colonsay.org.uk

COLONSAY HOUSE GARDENS Planted in the 1930s, the rhododendron collection at Colonsay House is considered one of the finest in Scotland and the stunning gardens also include trees, shrubs and exotic plant species from all around the southern hemisphere. colonsay.org.uk

DISTILLERIES Islay is justifiably famous for its distinctive smoky and peaty single malt whisky and still has eight working distilleries – Bruichladdich, Bowmore, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Kilchoman, Bunnahabhain and Ardbeg. Jura produces its own signature malt too at the tiny Jura Distillery and all nine are well worth a visit. islayinfo.com TOP TIP

TO SEE THE GULF OF CORRYVRECKAN WHIRLPOOL AT ITS ROARING, SOARING BEST, CHECK OUT TIDE TIMES WITH THE JURA HOTEL (JURAHOTEL.CO.UK) BEFORE YOU SET OFF. AND BRING A TOWEL!

ACHAMORE GARDENS Pony trekking, Isle of Islay

Benefiting from a rare, frost-free climate, Achamore Gardens on Gigha are renowned the world over for their many rare and exotic plants, particularly their rhododendrons. gigha.org.uk

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LIVING HISTORY

FINLAGGAN VISITOR CENTRE

Finlaggan is the ideal place to learn about the Lords of the Isles who once ruled these islands and the coastal stretches of Scotland’s western seaboard. The chiefs of the Clan Donald chose Finlaggan as their home and centre of their rule, so Islay is sometimes still referred to as the Cradle of Clan Donald. finlaggan.org

WIGWAM GLAMPING Well, the wigwams at Machrihanish Holiday Park are certainly a cut above the canvas! Complete with TV, fridge, freezer and a selection of books, this is camping – or glamping – in serious style. Prices start from £35 per person. campkintyre.co.uk SITE OF SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST

THE VILLAGE OF MACHRIHANISH DUNES

Balnahard Bay, Isle of Colonsay

This village not only features a hotel, selfcatering cottages and a pub, but also a 7,082 yard, 18-hole links course. Moving as little earth as possible and using the natural lie of the land to create its legendary layout, this is one of the most natural courses in the world. It’s also the only course ever created on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) protecting several endangered species of flora and fauna. machrihanishdunes.com

PONY TREKKING

GIGHA BOATHOUSE

RSPB LOCH GRUINART RESERVE

Using lots of local produce, including the famed Gigha halibut, Gigha’s Boathouse and Café Bar steadily gains in popularity year on year with visitors attracted to its wonderful beachfront setting. It also offers a campsite with 20 pitches from only £4.00 per night per adult. boathousegigha.co.uk

Four hooves can be better than two feet, so why not enjoy the island countryside from the saddle – you’ll get a better view too! There are two main trekking centres on Islay – Rockside Farm Riding Centre in Bruichladdich (which allows you to take in Islay’s sandy beaches) and Ballivicar Pony Trekking Centre, set on a small farm and also providing Clydesdale horse carriage rides. islay-farm-accommodation.co.uk/

With plenty to see all year round, a visit to this spectacular bird reserve certainly won’t be a wild goose chase, although thousands of whitefronted and barnacle geese do arrive from Greenland every autumn! Snipe, lapwings, redshanks, curlews and corncrakes all make their home here at different times of the year and you’ll get fabulous views from the main viewing centre and hides or out and about on the Woodland and Moorland trails. islayinfo.com BIRDWATCHING PARADISE

CORRYVRECKEN WHIRLPOOL Lying off the west coast, between Jura and Scarba, this ‘maelstrom’ – the third largest whirlpool in the world – is created by the complex tidal system that exists between the islands and the mainland of Argyll. Hop on one of the regular boat trips from Ardfern and look out for sea birds, otters, porpoise, sharks and whales too. whirlpool-scotland.co.uk

WALKING THE KINTYRE WAY Whether you plan to complete the full 100-mile route over several days, or just explore particular stretches, this is one of the best ways to see all that the area has to offer. Crisscross your way over farmland and fishing villages, rocky shorelines and sandy beaches, and make sure you fit in detours along the way to sample delicious local delicacies. kintyreway.com Achamore Gardens, Isle of Gigha

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Local events Check out what’s on when you’re visiting APRIL WALK ISLAY An open invitation to enjoy Islay, Jura and Colonsay by foot. walkislay.co.uk COLONSAY BOOK FESTIVAL One of the smallest and most remote literary events in Britain, held on the beautiful island of Colonsay. colonsaybookfestival.org.uk

MAY COLONSAY FESTIVAL OF SPRING Three weeks of events to welcome the longer, lighter days. colonsayevents.co.uk CAMPBELTOWN MALTS FESTIVAL Three local distilleries, lots of events. exploreargyll.co.uk JURA FELL RACE One of Scotland’s toughest endurance challenges. jurafellrace.org.uk ISLAY MALT AND MUSIC FESTIVAL Featuring distillery open days, tastings, music, ceilidh and more. islayfestival.com MULL OF KINTYRE HALF MARATHON Described as the most scenic race in the whole of the UK. mokrun.com

JUNE ISLAY BEACH RUGBY Full contact and bare-footed – watch beach rugby Islay-style. islayinfo.com

COLONSAY RUGBY FESTIVAL One of the smallest islands ever to host a rugby tournament. colonsayrugbyfestival.com

JULY WEST HIGHLAND YACHTING WEEK Competitive racing combined with family fun. whyw.co.uk

AUGUST KINTYRE AGRICULTURAL SHOW Held for over 100 years and still going strong. exploreargyll.co.uk

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JURA REGATTA A day of water-based family fun followed by a ceilidh. juradevelopment.co.uk MULL OF KINTYRE MUSIC FESTIVAL Live music, parades, stalls and heritage trails. mokfest.com

SEPTEMBER COLONSAY MUSIC FESTIVAL Featuring local and internationally acclaimed musicians alike. ceolcholasa.co.uk

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JURA MUSIC FESTIVAL A weekend of live traditional west coast music and workshops. juramusicfestival.com

OCTOBER KINTYRE SONGWRITERS’ FESTIVAL Promoting the song writing and musical talent in Kintyre. kintyresongwritersfestival.co.uk

GIGHA MUSIC FESTIVAL A mixture of ceilidhs, headline concerts, sessions, workshops and a musical beach picnic. exploreargyll.co.uk

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Visit: calmac.co.uk exploreargyll.co.uk islayjura.com explorekintyre.co.uk explorecampbeltown.com Or visit the nearest Visitor Information Centre: Bowmore, Islay Campbeltown, Kintyre Jura Distillery, Jura Tarbert, Loch Fyne

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Winter timetables SOUTHERN HEBRIDES 24 OCTOBER 2016 – 30 MARCH 2017

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1815 C 1840 prior C 1845 C 1910 C Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes to departure. No service 25 December and 1 January. CODE Sunday service will operate 26 December and 2 January. Commercial Vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected Not on Sundays. A port to make a commercial vehicle booking, select option 2 from a touch-tone Operates Monday 24 October to Saturday 29please October only. B phone. Contact Kennacraig port office on 01880 280281. Service operates by request only. To request this sailing, call 0800 066 5000 or C Not permitted on Gigha. No caravancustomers) site facilities +44 1475 650397 (for international noavailable. later than 1600 on day of travel.

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For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info. Bus stop in Tayinloan village is approximately ½ mile from Check-in closes - vehicles passengers 10isminutes to departure. the ferry slip. Aand local taxi service availableprior for transfer between the service bus and the in December both directions. is bookable in advance and payable at time of travel. To book No service ferry 25, 26 and 1,This 2 January. a taxi contact McDonald Mini Coaches on 07799 845464. Maximum laden weight for commercial vehicles may be restricted. Check with Kennacraig office on 01880 280281 ensure that you choose Option 2.

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information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 FARES:For - GIGHA or TAYINLOAN visit www.traveline.info

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1115 1140 1145 By request, will wait until 1750 only if requested no later than 1400 previous1210 day. Telephone: 0800 066 1475B650397 (for international customers). 1215 B 5000 or +441240 1245 B 1310 B

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1340 B The 0930 and1315 1530Bfrom Gigha and the B1000 and 16001345 fromBTayinloan will1410 operate on a request only basis. Telephone: 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for 1415 B 1440 B on day prior 1445 B 1510 B international customers) no later than 1400 to travel. 1515 1540 1545 1610 Passenger numbers may be restricted. 1615 1640 1645 1710

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GIGHA

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0800 A 0825 A 0830 A 0855 A Monday to Friday term, request only0945 outwith local school1010 term. 0900during local school 0925 Operates Saturdays only if requested no later than 1400 previous day. Telephone: 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers). 1015 1040 1045 1110

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Return £5.00 £2.50 SINGLE RETURN £7.35 £14.70 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £2.60 £5.20 Driver/Passenger £7.35 £14.70 up to 6m £1.30 £2.60 Children 5-15(excludes (Child under 5 Free) £11.05 £22.10 Motorhome driver) up to 8m £8.15 £16.30 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £14.70 £29.40 up to 10m £8.15 £16.30 up £3.70 £7.40 up to to 6m 2.5m £12.25 £24.50 Motorhome (excludes driver) up £7.35 £14.70 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to to 8m 6m £16.30 £32.60 up £11.05 £22.10 up to to 10m 8m £4.10 £8.20 up to 2.5m £3.70 £7.40 Motorcycle £8.15 £16.30 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) £12.25 £24.50 up to 8m Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. £4.10 £8.20 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. Driver/Passenger

FARES:Child TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE £1.25 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free)

How to use your timetable YOUR QUICK KEY GUIDE FOR YOUR CALMAC JOURNEY

CODE A

Monday to Friday during local school term, request only outwith local school term. Operates Saturdays only if requested no later than 1400 previous day. Telephone: 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers).

B

By request, will wait until 1750 only if requested no later than 1400 previous day. Telephone: 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers).

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The 0930 and 1530 from Gigha and the 1000 and 1600 from Tayinloan will operate on a request only basis. Telephone: 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) no later than 1400 on day prior to travel.

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Passenger numbers may be restricted.

Region in Scotland for your trip

Timetable reference

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TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE Route you will be travelling on your journey with Caledonian MacBrayne in Scotland

TEXT CODE 02

Service Status for updates:

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Our onboard facilities key

NOTE Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. No service 25 December and 1 January. Sunday service will operate 26 December and 2 January. Commercial Vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Kennacraig port office on 01880 280281.

FERRY CARAVAN PEDAL CYCLE CAFETERIA

Not permitted on Gigha. No caravan site facilities available. For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info. Bus stop in Tayinloan village is approximately ½ mile from the ferry slip. A local taxi service is available for transfer between the service bus and the ferry in both directions. This is bookable in advance and payable at time of travel. To book a taxi contact McDonald Mini Coaches on 07799 845464.

PASSENGER FERRY BOAT TRAILER TRAIN COFFEE CABIN VENDING MACHINES

VEHICLE FERRY BAGGAGE TRAILER NO VEHICLE RESERVATION THE STILL BAR GAME ON

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LIFT ACCESS

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VEHICLE RESERVATION REQUIRED SHOP@ CALMAC

MOTORCYCLE CARS NOT CONVEYED KIDS AREA

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FARES: TAYINLOAN - GIGHA

TOGAIBH BEAGAN

Single Return £2.50 £5.00 £1.25 £2.50 £7.35 £14.70 £7.35 £14.70 up to 6m £11.05 £22.10 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £14.70 £29.40 up to 10m £3.70 £7.40 up to 2.5m £7.35 £14.70 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £11.05 £22.10 up to 8m £3.70 £7.40 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. Driver/Passenger Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) Car or 4x4 (excludes driver)

Fancy trying your hand at the local language of Gaelic? Our handy guide will help you get started.

COMMON PHRASES – ABAIRTEAN CUMANTA ENGLISH Thank you! You’re welcome

GAELIC Tapadh leibh! ’S e ur beatha

Cheers! Where are you from? I am from the Isle of Mull

Slàinte! Cò às a tha sibh? Tha mi à Muile

PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION Tap-a leev! Sh-e oor be-uh (‘e’ in both words pronounced like the ‘e’ in ‘bet’ but longer in ’S e) Slant-chuh! (‘ch’ pronounced like ‘ch’ in ‘chop’) Coe aas a ha sheev? Ha mee aa Mool-uh

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ISLAY

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KENNACRAIG - PORT ELLEN or PORT ASKAIG

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OBAN - COLONSAY - PORT ASKAIG - KENNACRAIG

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OPERATES 30 NOVEMBER TO 31 DECEMBER 2016 , 22 JANUARY TO 12 MARCH 2017

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Port Ellen Arrive 0920 B 1155 B – 2020 0910 1205 – – 0920 1155 – – 0910 1205 – – 0920 1155 – – 0910 – 2010 A – – 2010

Port Askaig Arrive – – 1505 – – – 1455 1955 – – 1505 2005 – – 1455 1955 – – 1505 2005 – 1455 – – 1505 –

Port Askaig Depart – – 1530 – – – 1530 – 0700 – 1530 – 0700 – 1530 – 0700 – 1530 – 0700 C – 1530 1800 – 1530

Port Ellen Depart 0700 B 0945 B – 1800 B 0700 0945 – 1800 – 0945 – 1800 – 0945 – 1800 – 0945 – 1800 – 0945 – – 0945 –

Kennacraig Arrive 0910 B 1205 B 1735 2010 B 0920 1155 1725 2020 0855 1205 1735 2010 0905 1155 1725 2020 0855 1205 1735 2010 – 1155 1725 2005 1155 1735

OPERATES 14 NOV TO 29 NOV 2016, 2 JAN TO 21 JAN AND 13 MARCH TO 30 MARCH 2017 Kennacraig Port Ellen Port Askaig Port Askaig Port Ellen Kennacraig DAY Depart Arrive Arrive Depart Depart Arrive 0700 0910 – – 0945 1155 MON-FRI 1300 – 1455 1530 – 1725 1800 – 1955 2015 – 2210 0700 0910 – – 0945 1155 SAT 1300 E – 1455 1800 – 1955 2015 2225 – – – – See Table 10 for full Saturday Port Askaig / Colonsay / Kennacraig connections – – – – 0945 1155 1300 – 1455 1530 – 1725 SUN 1800 – 1955 2015 – 2210

DAY

Not on Monday 26 December. 0700 departure from Port Askaig on a Saturday will operate to Oban via Colonsay (see table 10 for Colonsay to Oban times).

D

Foot passengers requiring transfer to/from Port Ellen must book by 1600 on the previous day of travel on 0800 066 5000.

E

1300 depart from Kennacraig on a Saturday will operate via Colonsay (see table 10 for Oban to Colonsay times).

Oban Train Depart

Glasgow Queen St Arrive

0821

1127

1215

1435

1450

1710

1811

2122

1127

1215

1430

1445

1700

1811

2122

FRI

0520

0835

1115

1330

1345

1600

1811

2122

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-

-

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0825A/B

1055A/B

1211

1533

0821

1127

1330A/B

1550A/B

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-

-

-

A

Kennacraig Port Askaig Depart Arrive 1300 1455

Colonsay Arrive 1615

Colonsay Depart 1630

Port Askaig Arrive 1730

Port Askaig Depart 1800

Kennacraig Arrive 1955

B

Operates the following connecting service - 1800 depart Port Askaig and arrive Kennacraig 2005 - the ferry will remain overnight (see table 9 for details). Does not operate from 29 Oct to 26 Nov 2016, 7 Jan to 21 Jan and 13 Mar to 30 Mar 2017

NOTE Check-in closes - vehicles 30 minutes and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. During inclement weather the vessel may depart Colonsay early, passengers and vehicles must be available for loading on arrival of the ship. No service 25 December and 1 January. Commercial Vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Oban port office on 01631 700506. Motorhomes/Caravans may be allowed on Colonsay but only by contacting Colonsay Estate on 01951 200211. Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry

tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. For details visit COLONSAY www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections

Table 10

information on bus services inASKAIG this area contact traveline on 0871 200TEXT 2233 CODE 10 OBAN -For COLONSAY - PORT - KENNACRAIG or visit www.traveline.info

FARES: PORT ASKAIG - KENNACRAIG All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £6.50 £13.00 Driver/Passenger £3.25 £6.50 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £32.50 £65.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £32.50 £65.00 up to 6m £49.00 £98.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £65.00 £130.00 up to 10m £16.25 £32.50 up to 2.5m £32.50 £65.00 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £49.00 £98.00 up to 8m £16.25 £32.50 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

FARES: OBAN - COLONSAY All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £7.15 £14.30 Driver/Passenger £3.60 £7.20 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £36.50 £73.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £18.25 £36.50 up to 2.5m £36.50 £73.00 Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £55.00 £110.00 up to 8m £18.25 £36.50 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

FARES: PORT ASKAIG - COLONSAY All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £4.00 £8.00 Driver/Passenger £2.00 £4.00 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £16.80 £33.60 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £8.40 £16.80 up to 2.5m £16.80 £33.60 Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £25.50 £51.00 up to 8m £8.40 £16.80 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. Pier dues are payable to third parties for this route and have been included in the fare shown.

Check-in closes - vehicles 30 minutes and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. No service 25 December and 1 January. From 7 February to 25 February some sailing times may be extended by 10mins. Intending passengers travelling during this period can check www.calmac.co.uk for confirmation. Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Kennacraig on 01880 280281. For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info

All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £6.50 £13.00 Driver/Passenger £3.25 £6.50 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £32.50 £65.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £32.50 £65.00 up to 6m £49.00 £98.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £65.00 £130.00 up to 10m £16.25 £32.50 up to 2.5m £32.50 £65.00 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £49.00 £98.00 up to 8m £16.25 £32.50 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

Oban Arrive

0821

SAT

NOTE

FARES: KENNACRAIG - PORT ELLEN or PORT ASKAIG

Colonsay Depart

CODE

CODE

C

Colonsay Arrive

WED

DAY

KENNACRAIG - PORT ELLEN or PORT ASKAIG Not on 24 and 31 December.

Oban Depart

OPERATES SATURDAY ONLY FROM 29 OCT TO 26 NOV 2016, 7 JAN TO 21 JAN & 18 MAR TO 25 MAR 2017 ONLY

ISLAY

B

Oban Train Arrive

MON

SAT

OPERATES 24 OCT TO 13 NOV 2016 DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF PORT ELLEN LINKSPAN DAY Kennacraig Depart Port Askaig Arrive Port Askaig Depart Kennacraig Arrive 0700 0855 D 0945 D 1140 MON 1300 1455 1530 1725 - FRI 1800 1955 D 2015 2210 0700 0855 D 0945 D 1140 SAT 1300 E 1455 1800 1955 2015 2210 D – – See Table 10 for full Saturday Port Askaig / Colonsay / Kennacraig connections Table 9 – – 0945 D 1140 SUN 1300 1455 1530 1725 TEXT CODE 09 1800 1955 D 2015 2210

A

Glasgow Queen St Depart

FARES: PORT ASKAIG - OBAN All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £9.30 £18.60 Driver/Passenger £4.65 £9.30 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £50.00 £100.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £50.00 £100.00 up to 6m £75.00 £150.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £100.00 £200.00 up to 10m £25.00 £50.00 up to 2.5m £50.00 £100.00 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £75.00 £150.00 up to 8m £25.00 £50.00 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

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GIGHA

TEXT CODE 08

TAYINLOAN - GIGHA DAY

MON SAT

Tayinloan Depart 0800 A 0900 B 1000 1100 1200 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 C (LOCH 1000 1100 1200 1400 1500 1600 1700

Table 8

Gigha Arrive 0820 A 0920 B 1020 1120 1220 1420 1520 1620 1720 1820 1920 C 1020 1120 1220Portavadie Arrive 1420 0825 A 1520

COWAL and KINTYRE TARBERT

SUN

FYNE)

Tarbert Depart 0800 A 0900

- PORTAVADIE

Gigha Depart 0735 A 0830 0930 1030 1130 B 1230 1430 1530 1630 1730 1830 C 0930 1030 1130 Portavadie 1230 Depart 1430 0830 A 1530

Tayinloan Arrive 0755 A 0850 0950 1050 1150 B 1250 1450 1550 1650 1750 Table 2 1850 C TEXT- CODE 02 0950 1050 1150 Tarbert 1250 Arrive 1450 0855 A 1550

0945 1010 1620 0925 1630 1650 1110 1720 1040 - 1045 CODE 1115 1140 1145 1210 On Saturdays outwith this Bsailing operates1245 only Bif requested by1310 1400B 1215local B school term, 1240 DAILY previous day. To request this sailing telephone 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 A 1315 B 1340 B 1345 B 1410 B (for international customers) 1415 1445 B 1510 B Passenger numbers mayBbe restricted 1440 B B 1015

1515

1540

1545

1610

1615

1640

1645

1710

Check-in closes for vehicles 1715 and passengers 10 minutes 1740 prior to departure 1745

1810

C NOTE

Fridays only

Commercial vehicle bookings are C handled at individual 1815 1840 Cports. When calling 1845 Cyour selected port 1910toCmake a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Kennacraig on 01880 280281 CODE Caravans are not permitted on Gigha. No caravan site facilities available Not on Sundays. A The bus stop in Tayinloan village is approximately half a mile from the ferry terminal. A local taxi Operates 24 October Saturday 29 October B is available service to Monday transfer between the to service bus and the ferryonly. in both directions. This is bookable in advance Service and payable at the of travel. operates by time request only. To request this sailing, call 0800 066 5000 or C +44contact 1475 650397 (for Mini international no later than 1600 on day of travel. To book a taxi McDonald Coachescustomers) on 07799 845464. For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233

NOTE or visit www.traveline.info

Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. FARES No service 25,- GIGHA 26 December and 1, 2 January. TAYINLOAN Single

Return Maximum laden weight for commercial vehicles may be restricted. Kennacraig Driver/passenger £2.50Check with £5.00 office on 01880 280281 ensure that you choose Option 2. Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £1.25 £2.50 For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £7.35 £14.70 or visit www.traveline.info Up to 6m £7.35 £14.70 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £11.05 £22.10 (LOCH FYNE) Up to 10m £14.70 £29.40 RETURN Up to 2.5m SINGLE £3.70 £7.40 £2.60 £5.20 Driver/Passenger Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £7.35 £14.70 £1.30 £2.60 Children 5-15 (Child under 5 Free) Up to 8m £11.05 £22.10 £8.15 £16.30 MotorcycleCar or 4x4 (excludes driver) £3.70 £7.40 £8.15 £16.30 up to 6m Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free £12.25 (excludes driver)inform the relevant up to 8m Groups of 6Motorhome or more pedal cycles must port office in advance of travel.£24.50 It should £16.30 £32.60 up to 10m be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not £4.10 £8.20 up to 2.5m always be able to travel together £8.15 Trailerin length orup3.5 to tonnes 6m Light goodsCaravan, vehicles Boat/Baggage exceeding 6 metres in weight, or 3 metres in£16.30 height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate £12.25 £24.50 up to 8m £4.10 £8.20 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

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TEXT CODE 09

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Table 9

Kennacraig Port Ellen Port Askaig Port Askaig Port Ellen Kennacraig Depart Arrive Arrive Depart Depart Arrive 0700 0920 0700 0910 Table 2 1000 1210 0945 1205 1300 1505 1245 1455 MON TEXT CODE 1530 1740 1530 1735 02 (LOCH FYNE) 1800 2005 1815 2025 0700 0910 0700 0905 1000 1220 0945 1155 1300 1455 - Portavadie1245 1505 TUE Tarbert Portavadie Tarbert Depart Arrive Arrive 1530 1735 1530 Depart 1725 1800 2010 -0825 A 1800 0830 A 2005 0800 A 0855 A 0700 0905 0945 1155 0900 0925 0945 1010 1300 1455 1530 1725 WED 10151040 1110 1800 1955 2015 1045 2210 0700 0910 -1140 0700 1145 0905 1115 1210 1000 1220 0945 1155 1215 B 1240 B 1245 B 1310 B THU DAILY 1300 1455 1245 1505 1315 B 1340 B 1345 B 1410 B 1530 1735 1530 1725 1415 B 1510 B 1800 2010 -1440 B 1800 1445 B 2005 0700 0920 -1540 0910 1515 1545 0700 1610 1000 1210 0945 1205 1615 1640 1645 1710 1300 B 1505 B 1245 1455 FRI 1715 1810 1530 1740 -1740 1530 B 1745 1735 1800 B 2005 B C 2025 1815- C 1840 1845 C 1815 1910 C 0700 0910 0700 B 0905 0945 1155 CODE 0945 1150 SAT Not1300 on Sundays. A 1455 1530 1725 Operates 24 October to Saturday 29 October B 1800 Monday 2010 2045only. 2250 0945operates by request 1150 Service only. To request this sailing, call 08000945 066 5000 or 1155 C - international customers) - day of travel. 1505 +44 1475 650397 (for no1300 later than 1600 on 1300 1455 1530 1725 SUN NOTE 1530 A 1735 A 1755 A 2000 A 1800 Check-in closes - vehicles and 2010 passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. 14 April, Feis 25, 26 May and 29 June until 1 September No service 25, 26 13, December and 1, lle 2 January. Kennacraig Port Ellen Port Askaig Port Askaig Port Ellen Kennacraig Maximum laden weight for commercial vehicles may be restricted. Check with Kennacraig DAY Depart Arrive ensure that Arrive Depart 2. Depart Arrive office on 01880 280281 you choose Option 0700 0920 0700 0910 For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 1000www.traveline.info 1210 0945 1205 or visit MON 1300 1505 1245 1455 1530 1740 1530 1735 (LOCH FYNE) 1800 2005 1815 2025 0700 0910 0700 0905 SINGLE RETURN 1000 1220 1155 £2.600945 £5.20 Driver/Passenger 1300 5-15 (Child under 1505 TUE £1.301245 £2.60 Children 5 Free) 1455 1530 1735 1530 1725 £8.15 £16.30 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) 1800 2010 1800 2005 £8.15 £16.30 up to 6m 0700 0905 0945 1155 £12.25 £24.50 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m 1300 1455 1530 1725 WED £16.30 £32.60 1800 1955 up to 10m2015 2210 £4.10 £8.20 0700 0910 - up to 2.5m 0700 0905 £8.150945 £16.30 Caravan, 1000 Boat/Baggage 1220 Trailer - up to 6m 1155 1300 1455 up to 8m 1505 £12.251245 £24.50 THU 1530 1735 1530 1725 £4.10 £8.20 Motorcycle 1800 2010numbers) 1800 2005 Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted 2030 2250 2035 2245 Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, 0910 at the commercial 0700 0920 or 2.3 metres 0700 in width are charged vehicle rate. 1000 1220 0945 1155 1300 1455 1245 1505 FRI 1530 1750 1530 1725 1800 1955 1815 2035 2100 2305 2020 2215 0700 0910 0700 0905 0945 1155 Region in- Scotland for- your trip Timetable reference SAT 0945 1150 1300 1455 1530 1725 1800 2010 2045 2250 Table 2 0945 1150 0945 1155 1300 -TEXT CODE 1505 02 TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE 1300 1455 1530 1725 SUN 1530 1735 1755 2000 Route you will be travelling on your journey Service Status- for updates:1800 2010 with Caledonian MacBrayne in Scotland www.calmac.co.uk/service-status-text DAY

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TEXT CODE 09

KENNACRAIG - PORT ELLEN or PORT ASKAIG CODE A B

Table 9

COLONSAY

Operates 4 June only Friday 9 June and Saturday 10 June these sailing will operate to and from Port Ellen, not Port Askaig

NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles 30 minutes and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure On Wednesdays and Saturdays some services operate to Colonsay. Please see table 10 for further timetable information An amended timetable will operate for the Jura Fells race 27 May, Beach Rugby 9, 10 June and Tiree Music Festival 16, 17 July. This information willl be published at www.calmac.co.uk/service-changes Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Kennacraig port office on 01880 280281 or Port Ellen on 01496 730172 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES KENNACRAIG - PORT ELLEN OR PORT ASKAIG Single Return Driver/passenger £6.50 £13.00 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £3.25 £6.50 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £32.50 £65.00 Up to 6m £32.50 £65.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £49.00 £98.00 Up to 10m £65.00 £130.00 Up to 2.5m £16.25 £32.50 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £32.50 £65.00 Up to 8m £49.00 £98.00 Motorcycle £16.25 £32.50 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

COLONSAY

TEXT CODE 10

OBAN - COLONSAY - PORT ASKAIG - KENNACRAIG

Table 10

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TEXT CODE 10

OBAN - COLONSAY - PORT ASKAIG - KENNACRAIG

DAY MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

DAY MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT SUN CODE A

Glasgow Queen St Depart 1221 0520 1037 1221 1221 1221 1220

Oban Depart 1630 0900 1530 1630 1630 1630 1630

Port Askaig Port Askaig Arrive Depart 1930 A 2025 -

Kennacraig Port Askaig Port Askaig Depart Arrive Depart

Colonsay Arrive

Colonsay Depart 1900 1140 1135 1815 1900 1900 1340 1915 1900

0700 0945 -

0905 1150 -

1005 1215 -

1845 1125 1115 1800 1845 1845 1325 1900 1845

Colonsay Arrive

Colonsay Depart

Kennacraig Arrive

Oban Arrive

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On Wednesdays customers travelling from Oban and Colonsay to Kennacraig are required to change vessel in Port Askaig

NOTES Check-in closes for vehicles and passengers 30 minutes prior to departure On Wednesday, customers travelling from Oban and Colonsay to Kennacraig are required to change vessels in Port Askaig On Saturday 27 May there will be an amended sailing time from Port Askaig to Colonsay due to the Jura Fells Race. This service will depart Port Askaig 1745 arriving into Colonsay 1855 An amended timetable will be in operation on Thursday 13 and Monday 17 July. This information will be published online www.calmac.co.uk/service-changes During inclement weather, the vessel may depart Colonsay early. Passengers and vehicles must be available for loading on arrival of the ships Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. To contact Oban port office telephone 01631 700506 Motorhomes/caravans may be allowed on Colonsay but only by contacting Colonsay Estate on 01951 200211 Combined Rail and Sail tickets, which allow you to buy train and ferry tickets in one transaction, are available for this route. For details visit www.calmac.co.uk/railandsail For confirmation of train times from 21 May, please contact Scotrail on 03457 484950 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES OBAN - COLONSAY Single Return Driver/passenger £7.15 £14.30 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £3.60 £7.20 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £36.50 £73.00 Up to 2.5m £18.25 £36.50 Boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £36.50 £73.00 Up to 8m £55.00 £110.00 Motorcycle £18.25 £36.50 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

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Delightful former manse and church hall in stunning peaceful location. Ideal for ferry terminals. Warm welcome, good food, large en suite rooms beautifully furnished and well equipped. Ardshiel Hotel, Kilkerran Road Campbeltown, PA28 6JL t: 01586 552133 e: info@ardshiel.co.uk w: www.ardshiel.co.uk Open all year

Prices from: Single Room from £70 prpn Double/Twin from £85 prpn Bedrooms: 10 En suite: all

Family run hotel situated near the ferry terminal yet only a 5 minute walk from the main street. Award winning whisky bar also serving Real Ales. Restaurant open to non-residents serving fresh, locally sourced food. Beer Garden, Satellite T.V, On Site Parking and Free Wi-Fi.

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DUNVALANREE Kintyre

Hotel Port Righ, Carradale, Campbeltown, Argyll PA28 6SE t: 01583 431226 e: stay@dunvalanree.com w: www.dunvalanree.com Open all year

Rooms from: £72 pppn dinner, b&b Dble/twin: 5 En suite: all Dunvalanree is located above Port Righ Bay on the eastern side of Kintyre. Robert the Bruce landed here 700 years ago, come and see his cave and explore the birthplace of the Scottish Nation. Enjoy some good local food, nice wines, local beers and perhaps a whisky before falling asleep to the sound of the sea.

Isle of Gigha

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Isle of Colonsay

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THE COLONSAY HOTEL & HOLIDAY COTTAGES Isle of Colonsay

www.gighahotel.com hotel@gighahotel.com 01583 505254

Isle of Colonsay, Argyll PA61 7YP t: 01951 200316 / 200312 f: 01951 200353 e: hotel@colonsayholidays.co.uk hotel@colonsayholidays.co.uk / cottages@colonsayholidays.co.uk / cottages@colonsayholidays.co.uk w: www.colonsayholidays.co.uk Hotel open mid March-end October / Bar and cottages open all year Award-winning small hotel with stunning sea views towards Jura. Open fires, wooden floors, relaxed atmosphere. Restaurant serves fresh seasonal local produce. Nine very comfortable bedrooms, restaurant, bar, pretty sheltered garden looking towards the harbour, free Wifi throughout. We also offer self catering accommodation in traditional houses or cottages on Colonsay and in apartments at Colonsay House itself, or in our Backpackers’ hostel.

What to Do Achamore Gardens

Hotel / Self Catering

Prices from: £75 £70 prpn (inc. breakfast) Single: 1 Dble/twin: 7 Fam: 1 En suite: 8 Self Catering prices from: £235 pw Units: 20 19 To sleep: 1-14

Achamore Gardens offers something all the year around. The Gardens are in the planning stages of a regeneration, come and lend your support. The walled garden is a feast of colour and tranquillity. Achamore is only a short walk from the Gigha Hotel. Above the walled garden, visitors experience breath-taking views west across the sea to Islay and Jura.

www.gigha.org.uk | email: office@gigha.org.uk | 01583 505390 Golf & Putting Green Walk on Gigha, Visit Sandy Beaches, Play on Nine Hole Golf Course Gigha Boat Activity Centre Bike Hire Easter to September

Gigha Bites @ Gigha Hotel. In The Sound of Gigha Bistro Lunch’s &Tea’s Coffee’s also Gluten Free Products

Available onboard until 11am

Isle of Islay

ISLAND ACCOMMODATION Prices are subject to change, please check when booking

LOCATION: Located in the idyllic village of Bridgend – the perfect base to explore the island. ROOMS: Eleven en suite bedrooms offering comfort and relaxation. FOOD: Come along and taste amazing seasonal local and area produce. Tea/coffee from 11am / Lunch 9pm 12-2pm / Dinner 6-8.45pm. BARS: Great selection of local whiskies along with ales and our famous Botansit gin.

Bridgend Hotel Isle of Islay PA44 7PB +44 (0) 1496 810212 info@bridgend-hotel.com

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luxury self Catering Prices from: Islay65, 65 Frederick Crescent, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, PA42 7BD, Scotland Min £650 t: 07462 887765 Max £950 e: info@islay65.co.uk No of Units 1 w: www.islay65.co.uk Open all year No of Persons 6 On the shores of Loch Leodamais. Yards from the sea, pubs, restaurants, shops and 3 distilleries coastal path. 3 bed & 2 bath rooms. Walled garden. Wifi. Sat TV. Min stay 2 nights.

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ISLAY HOTEL, PORT ELLEN

Isle of Islay t: 01496 300109 e: info@theislayhotel.com w: www.theislayhotel.com

Hotel Prices from: £95 prpn

The Islay Hotel provides the perfect location to explore Islay and our 8 distinctive distilleries. We have 13 luxurious en-suite rooms, a comfortable and relaxed restaurant serving the best of seasonal local produce, a whisky bar & garden patio offering extensive whiskies and local ales. Live traditional music throughout the year. Conference and private dining facilities available upon request.

Port askaig hotel

Isle of Jura

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SMALL ISLES HOUSE

Isle of Islay

Self Catering

Isle of Jura Craighouse, Isle of Jura, Argyll PA60 7XR t: 01695 557122 e: juracottage@btinternet.com w: www.juracottage.co.uk Open all year

Prices from: £400 pw Cottages: 1 To sleep: 6

Idyllic seashore location on unspoilt isle with spectacular views over bay. Very cosy – coal stove, electric heating, dishwasher, washer and drier, TV/DVD, Wi-Fi. Children and pets welcome: cot, highchair, stairgates. Hotel and shop just a stroll away. All fuel included to Electricity included.

Port Askaig, Isle of Islay PA46 7RD t: 01496 840245 f: 01496 840295 e: hotel@portaskaig.co.uk w: www.portaskaig.co.uk Open all year

Rooms from: £55 pppn Single: 1 Dble: 1 Twin: 3 Family: 6 En suite: all

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Traditional inn in picturesque setting on shore of Sound of Islay. Ideal base for exploring Islay, Jura and Colonsay. Bistro, Old Port Malt Whisky Bar - Live music often features here, lounge bar & beer garden. Quality food, using local produce, especially seafood fresh from the harbour.

PORT CHARLOTTE HOTEL Isle of Islay Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay PA48 7TU t: 01496 850360 f: 01496 850361 e: info@portcharlottehotel.co.uk w: www.portcharlottehotel.co.uk Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Guest Hotel

+44(0)1496 820243 Family-run rooms, restaurant, pub and camping, a five-minute ferry ride from Islay Our TripAdvisor reviewers say... "Absolutely stunning location for this top notch hotel" "The menu is varied and imaginative with fresh local ingredients cooked to perfection"

Prices from: £135 prpn

"Staff, rooms and service were great, the food was fantastic and the scenery from the hotel is spectacular"

Dble: 8 Twin: 2 En suite: 10

"The staff were amazing; very friendly and helpful"

Tastefully restored Victorian hotel located on the seashore in the centre of attractive conservation village. En suite rooms enjoy sea views out across Loch Indaal. Gardens open directly onto sandy beach. The Port Charlotte Hotel is recommended in the Michelin and Good Food guide and highly rated in the Best of Scotland Guide. The hotel is also a must for lovers of Scottish art and traditionalmusic. Special winter DBB offers October – March.

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WILDLIFE TRIPS FISHING TRIPS DIVE CHARTER PRIVATE HIRE DISTILLERY TAXI TO VIEW PARTS OF THE ISLAND ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY SEA JUST

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Inner Hebrides NA H-EILEANAN A-STAIGH From the sound of silence to the skirl of the pipes, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find it all here. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for quiet contemplation or a cracking ceilidh, look no further than the glorious Inner Hebrides.

Isle of Tiree

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Overview

TIREE

Tobermory

Bridge of Weir

Lochaline Ulva

Mannal Hynish

STAFFA

Beith

IONA

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Lismore

Oban

Auchnacraig

A816

Pennyghael

Fionnphort

LISMORE Port Appin

Craignure

MULL

A737

Lochwinnoch 2 PASSENGERS FROM £3.30

MORVERN

Fishnish

Scarinish

M8

Drimnin

Ruaig

Port Glasgow

s Bay

Acha

Lin ni

COLL

ARDNAMURCHAN

Lo ch

Kilchoan

Carsaig

A816

Ballochgair

ossan

The diversity of the islands of the west coast is perhaps at its most pronounced in the Inner Hebrides with lush green landscapes on the one hand and dazzling white sandy beaches on the other. The range of activities on offer is equally diverse too. The beautiful green island of Lismore lies in Loch Linnhe, nestled within the western coastline and north east of Mull. Its name means ‘great garden’ or ‘great enclosure’ – perhaps referring to its fertile soil and abundant trees and shrubs or perhaps to the area defined by the 6thcentury monastery, reflecting the island’s early existence as the seat of the medieval Bishop of Argyll. Choose a long uninterrupted walk, a gentle bike ride up the island’s famous spine road or an undignified scramble to the ruins of Castle Coeffin on the western shore. Believed to have been built as a Norse stronghold, history simply seeps through its bricks and stones. Tiree, in contrast, is the most westerly of the Inner Hebrides and offers mile upon beautiful mile of gloriously empty and

A816

unspoiled beaches. But, remote as it is, Tiree is an incredibly vibrant little island with its own award-winning music festival and world-famous surfing competition – the Tiree Wave Classic – held every October. For nature lovers and birdwatchers, a trip to Tiree’s neighbour, the island of Coll is a must. The RSPB is particularly active here, setting up bird reserves to support the island’s most famous (and noisy) inhabitant, the corncrake. The tiny island of Iona, only three miles long, perches just off the westernmost tip of Mull and packs more than its fair share of historic significance thanks largely to St Columba. Although nothing is left of the original abbey that he built in the 6th century, the small roofed chamber sitting beside Iona Abbey today is believed to be the site of his tomb. A quick 10-minute ferry ride will take you to Mull with its incredible 300 miles of coastline and of course the instantly Drimnin Acha colourful town of Tobermory. A recognisable and cheerfully bustling fishing port, the whole family will have fun exploring the TobermoryRuaig Clock Tower, town museum and arts centre.

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GETTING THERE Ardnamurchan 35 mins Tobermory (Mull) > Kilchoan Coll 2 hrs 40 mins Oban > Coll Iona 10 mins Fionnphort (Mull) > Iona Morvern 18 mins Fishnish (Mull) > Lochaline Mull  46 mins Oban > Craignure A816 Tiree 4 hrs 5 mins Oban > Tiree 1 hr Coll > Tiree ONCE THERE In most destinations, bus services are linked to ferry times and bikes are available for hire.

SAT NAV CODES Coll PA78 6SY Craignure PA65 6AY Fionnphort PA66 6BL Fishnish PA65 6BA Iona PA76 6SJ Kilchoan PA36 4LH Lochaline PA34 5XT Oban PA34 4DB Tiree PA77 6TN Tobermory PA75 6NU

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Out and about Things to see and do, in and around the Inner Hebrides DARK SKIES ISLAND DESTINATION

STARRY, STARRY NIGHTS

How about a night under the stars in Coll, Scotland’s first official Dark Skies Island destination? Coll Bunkhouse and Cosmo Planetarium have teamed up to offer fantastic weekend stargazing breaks. collbunkhouse.com/dark-skies-coll-cosmos

BASKING SHARKS Dare you get up close and personal with these amazing creatures? Basking Shark Scotland offer trips from one day to a whole week which allow you to take in Duart Castle, Tobermory, Coll and Tiree too. baskingsharkscotland.co.uk FINE LOCAL DINING

DUART CASTLE It’s fair to say that the Clan MacLean has a fairly checkered history and their ancestral home, Duart Castle, is the best place to learn all about it. After many changes in ownership over the centuries, the ruins of Duart Castle were purchased in 1910 by Colonel Sir Fitzroy Maclean, the 26th Chief, and painstakingly restored. During the summer, the castle hosts events ranging from private weddings to military re-enactments and has even played starring roles in When Eight Bells Toll with Anthony Hopkins, Entrapment, starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. duartcastle.com

CAFÉ FISH

Catch an amazing sunset from the terrace of this beautifully appointed café and watch the freshlycaught seafood come in from the rugged coastal waters around Mull to arrive on your plate. With a range of local produce including Isle of Mull beers, malt whisky and cheese, it’s hardly surprising that Lonely Planet have recommended Café Fish as one of their top 5 restaurants to eat in in Scotland, and Trip Advisor have awarded it a Certificate of Excellence. thecafefish.com

TOP TIP

TIREE IS A GREAT PLACE FOR INDOOR AS WELL AS OUTDOOR EXPLORATION – CONTEMPORARY ART, PAINTING, PRINT AND POTTERY ABOUND, AS WELL AS HAND-CRAFTED JEWELLERY AND EVEN CHOCOLATE!

FESTIVAL FUN

TIREE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Tiree’s the place to be in July when the increasingly popular Tiree Music Festival comes to town. Check out the Community Village with its many stalls and events to get an authentic taste of this busy little island. tireemusicfestival.co.uk

WATERSPORTS Tiree must be one of the best places to have a go at watersports, whether you’re a total beginner or an old hand. Wild Diamond offers windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), surfing lessons, kayak hire and sand yachting. wilddiamond.co.uk

IONA ABBEY One of the oldest and most important religious centres in Western Europe, the Abbey was a focal point for the spread of Christianity throughout Scotland and remains a popular site of Christian pilgrimage today, with architecture spanning the 13th to 16th centuries, and now restored as an active place of worship. Visit St Columba’s Shrine or pop into the nearby Augustinian Nunnery for some peaceful comtemplation. It’s the most complete nunnery complex to survive in Scotland. iona.org.uk

LISMORE GAELIC AND HERITAGE CENTRE This stunning ecologically friendly building opened in March 2007 and houses a fascinating museum charting island life throughout the ages. It’s on the same site as the award-winning 19th century Cottar’s Cottage – a fully restored time warp of island life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There’s a library and research centre, a conference room, a gift shop and a welcoming café. lismoregaelicheritagecentre.org

Celtic St. John’s Cross outside Iona Abbey

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STAFFA The uninhabited island of Staffa has a large sea bird population but is probably best known as the site of Fingal’s Cave, Britain’s best-known sea cave. It’s formed entirely from basalt columns (similar to the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland) and, due to its size and naturally arched roof, creates the echo that inspired Mendelssohn’s Hebridean Overture. staffatours.com WILD CAMPING

DID YOU KNOW? The tiny island of Staffa includes Sir Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Jules Verne and Dr David Livingstone amongst its famous visitors!

CALGARY BAY, MULL

One of the finest beaches in Scotland, if not the world, Calgary Bay is home to a dazzling array of protected flora and fauna, all supported by special grassland known as machair. It’s the perfect place to really get away from it all and wild camping is even permitted (but do make sure you follow the guidelines provided on the bay’s website). isle-of-mull.net/

WHITEHOUSE RESTAURANT, MORVERN PENINSULA Lochaline on the Morvern peninsula is home to the most fabulous little restaurant which has just been awarded the Good Food Guide’s Scottish Local Restaurant of the Year, 2016. Make sure you book in advance! thewhitehouserestaurant.co.uk

Cannons at Duart Castle, Isle of Mull

ARDUAINE GARDENS, ARGYLL Owned by the National Trust for Scotland, Arduaine Garden charmingly describes itself as ‘a place of peace on a wild shore, a plantsman’s paradise perched on the windswept coast of Argyll’. Need we say more? Oh, and it’s pronounced Ard-doo-a-nie! arduainegarden.org

DID YOU KNOW? The fictional island of Struay, in Mairi Hedderwick’s Katie Morag books, is based on the island of Coll where author Mairi lives.

Fingal’s Cave, Isle of Staffa

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Local events Check out what’s on when you’re visiting APRIL

JULY

OCTOBER

LOCH SHIEL SPRING FESTIVAL Join us for an action-packed five days, full of glorious music-making from around the world. lochshielfestival.com/

MENDELSSOHN ON MULL FESTIVAL A week of extraordinary chamber music. mendelssohnonmull.com

TIREE WAVE CLASSIC The longest running professional windsurfing event in the world, showcasing the best of the UK’s windsurfing talent across a number of fleets ranging from Juniors to World Cup Professional Windsurfers. tireewaveclassic.co.uk

MULL MUSIC FESTIVAL A weekend of Scottish music featuring folk-rock bands, fiddle, accordion, dance and ceilidh bands. mull.co/mull-music-festival-2017 TIREE 10K AND HALF MARATHON Enjoy the challenge of the race, encouraging each other and embracing the stunning Hebridean environment you’re about to run through. tireefitness.co.uk

MAY COLL BIRD FESTIVAL Learn more about the bird life on and around Coll insight into the work on the island’s RSPB bird reserve, guided walks, tips on spotting and recording bird life, family activities and a seabird safari. collbunkhouse.com/coll-birdfestival-may-2017/

JUNE OBAN LIVE An open air concert held in the heart of Oban town featuring a variety of acts, from local to international. obanlive.com

TIREE MUSIC FESTIVAL A Scottish folk music festival held annually featuring local, national and international music acts. tireemusicfestival.co.uk MORVERN HIGHLAND GAMES A very friendly, authentic games in a stunning rural setting, described as ‘the most scenic games in Scotland’. morvern.org MULL HIGHLAND GAMES This picturesque backdrop adds scenic beauty to the drama on the games field. mullhighlandgames.weebly.com

AUGUST COLL OF THE SHARKS FESTIVAL A six-day programme of sharkspotting – you can even get in the water and swim with them if you like. baskingsharkscotland.co.uk ISLE OF MULL HALF MARATHON The race caters for both the competitive athlete and the runner out for a bit of a challenge. exploreargyll.co.uk

MULL CAR RALLY The only event in the UK to use a specific Act of Parliament which allows the rally to compete on the challenging public roads of the scenic Isle of Mull. mullrally.org

Find out more Visit: calmac.co.uk ardamurchan.com isleoflismore.com isle-of-mull.net isleoftiree.com welcometoiona.com visitscotland.com Or visit the nearest Visitor Information Centre: Argyll Square, Oban Craignure port office, Mull Strontian, Acharacle, Argyll

MULL CYCLOSPORTIVE Come and take part in a unique islandbased sportive that combines scenic beauty with a challenging ride. We’ll take you along miles of twisting singletrack that circle the island, past the wildest, most beautiful coastline you will find on any ride in the UK. mullcyclosportive.co.uk

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Winter timetables Table 11 MULL INNER HEBRIDES TEXT CODE OBAN - CRAIGNURE 24 OCTOBER 2016 – 30 MARCH 2017 11

MULL DAY

Glasgow Queen St Depart –

Oban Train Arrive

OBAN - CRAIGNURE

MULL MON

DAY MON TUE

MON TUE WED TUE

WED THU

WED THU FRI THU

FRI SAT FRI

SAT SUN

SAT

CODE

A SUN

Craignure Arrive

Craignure Depart

Oban Arrive

0645

0731

0800

0846

0835

1000

1046

1100

1146

Queen 1221 St Depart – – 0520 Glasgow 0520 Queen 0821 St 1037 Depart 1037 – 1221 1221 0520 – – 1037 0520 – 1221 0821 0520 – 1037 0821 0520 1221 1037 0821 – 1221 1037 – – 1221 0520 0520 – 0821 0821 – 1037 1037 0520 1221 1221 0821 – – 1037 0520 0520 1221 0821 0821 – 1037 1037 0520 1221 1221 0821 – – 1037 0520 1821 1221 0821 –– 1037 – 0520 1221 0520 0821 – 0821 1037 1821 1221 1221 – 1821 – – 1821 0520 –– 0821 1220 – 1221 – 0520 1821

Oban Train 1528 Arrive – – 0835 0835 Oban Train 1127 Arrive 1344 1344 – 1528 1528 0835 – – 1344 0835 – 1528 1127 0835 – 1344 1127 0835 1528 1344 1127 – 1528 1344 – – 1528 0835 0835 – 1127 1127 – 1344 1344 0835 1528 1528 1127 – – 1344 0835 0835 1528 1127 1127 – 1344 1344 0835 1528 1528 1127 – – 1344 0835 2124 1528 1127 –– 1344 – 0835 1528 0835 1127 – 1127 1344 2124 1528 1528 – 2124 – – 2124 0835 –– 1127 1527 – 1528 – 0835 2124

1400 Oban 1600 Depart 0800 0645 1000 1000 Oban 1200 Depart 1400 1400 0645 1600 1600 1000 0800 1800 1400 1000 0800 1600 1200 1000 0800 1400 1200 1000 1600 1400 1200 1800 1600 1400 0800 0800 1600 1000 1000 1800 1200 1200 0800 1400 1400 1000 1600 1600 1200 0800 0800 1400 1000 1000 1600 1200 1200 0800 1400 1400 1000 1600 1600 1200 0800 1800 1400 1000 2145 1600 1200 – 0800 1400 0800 1000 1600 1000 1200 1800 1200 1400 2145 1600 1600 – 2145 A 1800 0800 – 2145 1000 1000 – 1200 1600 0800 1600 1800 1000 2145 A

1446 Craignure 1646 Arrive 0846 0731 1046 1046 Craignure 1246 Arrive 1446 1446 0731 1646 1646 1046 0846 1846 1446 1046 0846 1646 1246 1046 0846 1446 1246 1046 1646 1446 1246 1846 1646 1446 0846 0846 1646 1046 1046 1846 1246 1246 0846 1446 1446 1046 1646 1646 1246 0846 0846 1446 1046 1046 1646 1246 1246 0846 1446 1446 1046 1646 1646 1246 0846 1846 1446 1046 2231 1646 1246 – 0846 1446 0846 1046 1646 1046 1246 1846 1246 1446 2231 1646 1646 – 2231 A 1846 0846 – 2231 1046 1046 – 1246 1646 0846 1646 1846 1046 2231 A

1500 Craignure 1700 Depart 0900 0800 1100 1100 Craignure 1300 Depart 1500 1500 0800 1700 1700 1100 0900 1900 1500 1100 0900 1700 1300 1100 0900 1500 1300 1100 1700 1500 1300 1900 1700 1500 0900 0900 1700 1100 1100 1900 1300 1300 0900 1500 1500 1100 1700 1700 1300 0900 0900 1500 1100 1100 1700 1300 1300 0900 1500 1500 1100 1700 1700 1300 0900 1900 1500 1100 – 1700 1300 0645 0900 1500 0900 1100 1700 1100 1300 1900 1300 1500 – 1700 1700 0645 – 1900 0900 0900 – 1100 1100 0645 1300 1700 0900 1700 1900 1100 –

1546 Oban 1746 Arrive 0946 0846 1146 1146 Oban 1346 Arrive 1546 1546 0846 1746 1746 1146 0946 1946 1546 1146 0946 1746 1346 1146 0946 1546 1346 1146 1746 1546 1346 1946 1746 1546 0946 0946 1746 1146 1146 1946 1346 1346 0946 1546 1546 1146 1746 1746 1346 0946 0946 1546 1146 1146 1746 1346 1346 0946 1546 1546 1146 1746 1746 1346 0946 1946 1546 1146 – 1746 1346 0731 0946 1546 0946 1146 1746 1146 1346 1946 1346 1546 – 1746 1746 0731 – 1946 0946 0946 – 1146 1146 0731 1346 1746 0946 1746 1946 1146 –

0821 –

1127 –

1200 –

1246 –

1300 0900

1346 0946

0520

OBAN - Glasgow CRAIGNURE 1037 1344 DAY

Oban Depart

Table 11 Glasgow Oban Train Queen St Depart TEXT CODE Arrive11 – – 1211

Table 11 1529

–TEXT CODE – 11 Glasgow Oban Train Queen 1811 2122 St Depart Arrive – – – – 1211 1529 Glasgow 1211 1529 Oban Train Queen 1441 1748 St Depart – – Arrive –– –– 1811 2122 1811 2122 1211 1529 – – 2036 2333 – – 1211 1529 – – 1811 2122 1441 1748 1211 1529 – – 1441 1748 1211 1529 1811 2122 – – 1441 1748 2036 2333 1811 2122 – – – – 1811 2122 1211 1529 1211 1529 2036 2333 1441 1748 1441 1748 – – – – 1211 1529 1811 2122 1811 2122 1441 1748 – – –– –– 1211 1529 1211 1529 1811 2122 1441 1748 1441 1748 – – – – 1211 1529 1811 2122 1811 2122 1441 1748 – – 2036 2333 – – 1211 1529 – – 1811 2122 1441 1748 0857 1157 – – – – 1211 1529 1811 2122 1211 1533 1441 1748 2036 2333 1611 1919 – – 1811 2122 1811 2122 0857 1157 – – 2036 2333 – – –– –– 1211 1533 1211 1528 0857 1157 1611 1919 1811 2119 – – 1811 2122 – – 1211 1533 – – 1611 –

1919 –

1221 1528 1600 1646 1700 1746 1811operate1528 2122 –will not operate – 1000 1046 1100 1211 Sailing on 24 and 31 December. The following1146 timetable will instead. 2100 Craignure. 18212000 from 2124Oban and 2145 A from 2231 A – – – – 1220 1527 1600 1646 1700 1746 1811 2119

NOTE

– 1800

– 1846

0900 1900

0946 1946

– – 1000 1046 1100 1146 1211 1528 Check-in SUN closes - vehicles 30 minutes and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. CODE 1220 1527 1600 1646 1700 1746 1811 2119 No service 25 December and 1 January. Sailing will not operate on 24 and 31 December. The following timetable will operate A – 2000 from– Oban and 1800 1846 1900 1946 – – instead. 2100will from Craignure. 26 December 2016 the following timetable operate. Depart Oban 1200, 1400 and 1600. Depart Craignure 1300, 1500 and 1700.

CODE NOTE

2 January 2017 the following timetable will operate. Depart Oban 1000, 1200, 1400 and 1600. Sailing not operate on 24 and 31 December. The following Check-in closes -will vehicles 30 minutes and passengers 10 minutes prior totimetable departure.will operate Depart 1100, 1300, 1500 and 1700. A Craignure instead. 2000 from Oban and 2100 from Craignure. No service Commercial 25 December and 1 bookings January. are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected Vehicle port2016 to make a commercial vehicle booking, select option from and a touch-tone NOTE 26 December the following timetable will operate.please Depart Oban 1200,2 1400 1600. phone. 1300, Contact Oban office on 01631 700506 or Craignure port office Depart Craignure 1500 andport 1700. Check-in closes vehicles 30 minutes and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. on 01680 340258. 2 January the following will operate. Depart Oban 1000, 1200, 1400 and 1600. No service2017 25 December and timetable 1 January. Train times displayed give and a 151700. minute standard connection allowance between the ferry Depart Craignure 1100, 1300, 1500 and2016 the train. On Monday a train will departs Oban at 0857, customers mayand attempt 26 December the following timetable operate. Depart Oban 1200, 1400 1600.to Commercial bookings at individual ports. When yourthis selected connect withVehicle this atand their own are risk.handled Combined Rail and Sail tickets arecalling available, allows Depart Craignure 1300, 1500 1700. port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone you to buy your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the 2 January 2017 the following timetable will operate. Depart Oban 1000, 1200, and 1600. phone. Contact port office on 01631 700506 or Craignure port1400 office train. For details Oban visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections Table 11 Depart Craignure 1100, 1300, 1500 and 1700. on 01680 340258. For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 Commercial Vehicle bookings handled at individual ports.allowance When calling your the selected Train displayed give a 15are minute standard connection between ferry 11 or visittimes www.traveline.info TEXT CODE port the to make commercial booking, please select customers option 2 from touch-tone and train. aOn Monday avehicle train departs Oban at 0857, may aattempt to phone. Contact portown office 01631 700506 or Sail Craignure office connect with thisOban at their risk.onCombined Rail and tickets port are available, this allows on 01680 you to buy340258. your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. Forpurchased details visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections All tickets must prior toaboarding thestandard vessel. connectionSingle Return Trainbe times displayed give 15 minute allowance between the ferry and the train. On a train at 0857, customers may attempt to Driver/Passenger £3.45 For information onMonday bus services in departs this areaOban contact traveline on 0871 200 2233£6.90 connect with this at their own risk. Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows or visit5 www.traveline.info Child to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £1.75 £3.50 you to buy your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £13.00 £26.00 train. For details visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections up to 6m £13.00 £26.00 For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £19.50 £39.00 or visit www.traveline.info up to 10m £26.00 £52.00 up to 2.5m £6.50 £13.00 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £13.00 £26.00 up to 8m £19.50 £39.00 Motorcycle £6.50 £13.00 Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) FREE FREE Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. Pier dues are payable to third parties for this route and have been included in the fare shown.

MULL

Table 12

LOCHALINE - FISHNISH

DAY

TEXT CODE 12

Lochaline Depart

Fishnish Arrive

Fishnish Depart

Lochaline Arrive

0700 A

0718 A

0725 A

0743 A

0745

0803

0810

0828

0845

0903

0910

0928

1000

1018

1025

1043

1110

1128

COWAL and KINTYRE MON – SAT 1245 1303 1045

1103

TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) 1345 B - PORTAVADIE 1403 B 1445

DAILY

1328

TEXT CODE 02 1428 B

1410 B

1503

1510

1618 Portavadie 1703 Arrive 1803 A 0825

1625 Portavadie 1710 Depart 1805 A 0830

0845 0900 1000 1015

0903 0925 1018 1040

0910 0945 1025 1045

0928 1010 1043 1110

1600 1115

1618 1140

1625 1145

1643 1210

1215 1645 B

1240 1703 B

1245 1710 B

1310 1728 B

1600 Tarbert 1645 Depart 1745 A 0800

SUN

Table 2

1310

1528 1643 Tarbert 1728 Arrive 1823 A 0855

1315 B 1340 B 1345 B 26 DECEMBER, 2016 AND 2 JANUARY, 2017 1415 B 1440 B 1445 B Lochaline Fishnish Fishnish 1515 Arrive 1540 Depart Depart 1545 1615 1640 1645 1245 1303 1310 1715 1740 1745 1345 1403 1410 1815 C 1840 C 1845 C Services operate only if requested no later than 1600 on previous working day. Telephone: 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers).

CODE CODEA AB

1410 B 1510 B Lochaline 1610 Arrive 1710 1328 1810 1428 1910 C

Not on Sundays. Operates 24 October to Saturday 29 October only. Mondays to Monday Fridays only. Service operates request only. To request this sailing, call 0800 066 5000 or numbers by may be resticted. Passenger +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) no later than 1600 on day of travel.

BC

NOTE NOTE

Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. No and and 1 January. No service service 25 25,December 26 December 1, 2 January. For ferry services Oban and Craignure 11). Maximum laden between weight for commercial vehicles(see mayTable be restricted. Check with Kennacraig office on 01880 280281 ensure that you choose Option 2. For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 Forvisit information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or www.traveline.info or visit www.traveline.info

FARES: LOCHALINE - FISHNISH FARES: TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE Single

Return SINGLE RETURN £2.30 £4.60 £2.60 £5.20 £1.15 £2.30 £1.30 £2.60 £6.90 £13.80 £8.15 £16.30 £6.90 £13.80 up to 6m £8.15 £16.30 up to to 8m 6m £10.35 £20.70 Motorhome (excludes driver) up £12.25 £24.50 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to to 10m 8m £13.80 £27.60 up £16.30 £32.60 up to to 2.5m 10m £3.45 £6.90 up £4.10 £8.20 up to to 6m 2.5m £6.90 £13.80 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up £8.15 £16.30 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £10.35 £20.70 up to 8m £12.25 £24.50 up to 8m £3.45 £6.90 Motorcycle £4.10 £8.20 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. Driver/Passenger Driver/Passenger Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) Children 5-15 (Child under Car or 4x4 (excludes driver)5 Free) Car or 4x4 (excludes driver)

MULL

How to use your timetable

OBAN - CRAIGNURE

YOUR QUICK KEY GUIDE FOR YOUR CALMAC JOURNEY

FARES: OBAN - CRAIGNURE

Region in Scotland for your trip

Timetable reference

COWAL and KINTYRE

Table 2

TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE Route you will be travelling on your journey with Caledonian MacBrayne in Scotland

TEXT CODE 02

Service Status for updates:

www.calmac.co.uk/service-status-text

Our onboard facilities key FERRY CARAVAN PEDAL CYCLE CAFETERIA

Book now at www.calmac.co.uk | Freephone 0800 066 5000 | VisitScotland Visitor Information Centres 

PASSENGER FERRY BOAT TRAILER TRAIN COFFEE CABIN VENDING MACHINES

VEHICLE FERRY BAGGAGE TRAILER NO VEHICLE RESERVATION THE STILL BAR GAME ON

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE

LIFT ACCESS

MOTORHOME

COACH

VEHICLE RESERVATION REQUIRED SHOP@ CALMAC

MOTORCYCLE CARS NOT CONVEYED KIDS AREA

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COWAL and KINTYRE

Table 2

TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE

IONA

Table 13

FIONNPHORT - IONA

TEXT CODE 13

COWAL and KINTYRE

ARDNAMURCHAN & MULL Tarbert

Iona DAY TARBERT (LOCHFionnphort FYNE) - PORTAVADIE Depart Arrive

NOTE

FARES: TARBERT

- PORTAVADIE

Check-in closes - passengers 10 minutes FYNE) prior to departure. (LOCH

All vehicles must be in possession of a permit prior to shipment. For information Argyll and SINGLE contact RETURN Bute Council on 01631 569160. £2.60 £5.20 Driver/Passenger No service Children 25 December and 1 under January. £1.30 £2.60 5-15 (Child 5 Free) For information on bus services in this area contact traveline£8.15 on 0871 200 2233 £16.30 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) or visit www.traveline.info £8.15 £16.30 up to 6m £12.25 £24.50 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £16.30 £32.60 up to 10m Single Return £4.10 £8.20 up to 2.5m Driver/Passenger £1.65 £3.30 £8.15 £16.30 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £0.85 £1.70 £12.25 £24.50 up to 8m £4.10 £8.20 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

FARES: FIONNPHORT - IONA

How to use your timetable

DAILY MON, WED, FRI

CODETUE, THU

COWAL and KINTYRE

PASSENGER FERRY BOAT TRAILER TRAIN COFFEE CABIN VENDING MACHINES

VEHICLE FERRY BAGGAGE TRAILER NO VEHICLE RESERVATION THE STILL BAR GAME ON

0825 A

0830 A

0855 A

0900

0925

0945

1010

1015 Tobermory 1115 Depart 1215 B 0720 B 1315

1040 Kilchoan 1140 Arrive 1240 B 0755 B 1340

1045 Kilchoan 1145 Depart 1245 B 0800 B 1345

1110 Tobermory 1210 Arrive 1310 B 0835 B 1410

1415 1100 B 1515 1600 1615

1440 1135 B 1540 1635 1640

1445 1145 B 1545 1645 1645

1510 1220 B 1610 1720 1710

1715 0720 1815 C 0930

1740 0755 1840 C 1005

1745 0800 1845 C 1015

1810 0835 1910 C 1050

1300

1335

Not on Sundays.

1345

1420

B

1600 1635 29 October only. 1645 Operates Monday 24 October to Saturday

1720

C

Service operates by request only. To request this sailing, call 0800 066 5000 or 0930 1005 1015 1050 +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) no later than 1600 on day of travel. 1345

1420 1705

1300

1335

Maximum laden weight for commercial vehicles may be restricted. Check with Kennacraig office on 01880 280281 ensure that you choose Option 2.2017 26 DECEMBER, 2016 AND 2 JANUARY, For information on bus services traveline on 0871 200Tobermory 2233 Tobermory Kilchoanin this area contact Kilchoan or visit www.traveline.info Depart Arrive Depart Arrive 1100

1135

1145

1545

1620

1630

1220

FARES: TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE

1705 SINGLE RETURN £2.60 £5.20 Driver/Passenger Services operate only if requested no later than 1600 on previous working day. Telephone:Children 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers). £1.30 £2.60 5-15 (Child under 5 Free) £8.15 £16.30 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £8.15 £16.30 up to 6m NOTE £12.25 £24.50 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m Check-in closes - passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. £16.30 £32.60 up to 10m No service 25 December and 1 January. £4.10 £8.20 up to 2.5m For information on bus services on 0871 200 2233 £16.30 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer in this area upcontact to 6m traveline£8.15 or visit www.traveline.info £12.25 £24.50 up to 8m £4.10 £8.20 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, Single Return or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. £2.65 £5.30 Driver/Passenger £1.35 £2.70 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £8.40 £16.80 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £8.40 £16.80 up to 6m £12.60 £25.20 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £16.80 £33.60 up to 10m Region in Scotland for your trip Timetable reference £4.20 £8.40 up to 2.5m £8.40 £16.80 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £12.60 £25.20 up to 8m Table 2 £4.20 £8.40 Motorcycle

FARES: TOBERMORY - KILCHOAN

How to use your timetable

YOUR QUICK KEY GUIDE FOR YOUR CALMAC JOURNEY

COWAL and KINTYRE

Free TEXT CODE Free 02 Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

Route you will be travelling on your journey with Caledonian MacBrayne in Scotland

FERRY CARAVAN PEDAL CYCLE CAFETERIA

TEXT CODE 02

Service Status for updates:

www.calmac.co.uk/service-status-text

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE

LIFT ACCESS

MOTORHOME

COACH

VEHICLE RESERVATION REQUIRED SHOP@ CALMAC

MOTORCYCLE CARS NOT CONVEYED KIDS AREA

For service updates and travel information make @CalMac_Updates your first stop. Available 8am - 8pm daily.

Follow us @calmacferries for general news

Service Status for updates:

www.calmac.co.uk/service-status-text

Our onboard facilities key

Our onboard facilities key

CARAVAN PEDAL CYCLE CAFETERIA

0800 A

Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. 1545 1620 1630 No service 25, 26 December and 1, 2 January.

Table 2

TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE

FERRY

Tarbert

Arrive TEXT CODE 14

A

NOTE SAT

Timetable reference

Route you will be travelling on your journey with Caledonian MacBrayne in Scotland

Portavadie Depart

Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE

YOUR QUICK KEY GUIDE FOR YOUR CALMAC JOURNEY Region in Scotland for your trip

DAY

Table 14

Portavadie Arrive

Depart TOBERMORY - KILCHOAN

Table 2

Iona Fionnphort TEXT CODE 02 Depart Arrive 0610 A 0620 A – – – – 0700 B 0710 B 0845 0855 0900 0910 Tarbert Portavadie Portavadie Tarbert 1015 1025 1030 1040 Depart Arrive Depart Arrive 1115 1125 1130 1140 MON – SAT 1215 A 1225 A 1230 A 1240 A 0800 0825 0830 0855 1415 1425 1430 1440 0900 0925 0945 1010 1515 1525 1530 1540 1615 1625 1630 1640 1015 1040 1045 1110 1800 C 1810 C 1815 C 1825 C 1115 1140 1145 1210 0845 D 0855 D 0900 D 0910 D 1115 B 1125 B 1130 B 1140 B 1215 1240 1245 1310 DAILY SUN 1230 1240 1245 1255 1315 1340 1345 1410 30 OCT 1415 B 1425 B 1430 B 1440 B 1515 B 1525 B 1530 B 1540 B 1415 1440 1445 1510 1800 D 1810 D 1815 D 1825 D 1515 1540 1545 1610 0845 D 0855 D 0900 D 0910 D SUN 1615 1640 1645 1710 1230 D 1240 D 1245 D 1255 D FROM 1445 D 1455 D 1500 D 1510 D 1715 1740 1745 1810 6 NOV 1800 D 1810 D 1815 D 1825 D 1815 C 1840 C 1845 C 1910 C 26 DECEMBER, 2016 AND 2 JANUARY, 2017 Iona Iona Fionnphort CODE Fionnphort Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Not on Sundays. A 1230 D 1240 D 1245 D 1255 D Operates Monday 24 October to Saturday 29 October only. B 1415 D 1425 D 1430 D 1440 D Service operates by request only. To request this sailing, call 0800 066 5000 or C CODE +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) no later than 1600 on day of travel. Operates Monday and only if requested no later than 1600 on previous working day. A NOTE Telephone: 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers). Operates Tuesdayand to Saturday only requested noto later than 1600 on previous working day. Check-in closes - vehicles passengers 10ifminutes prior departure. B Telephone: 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers). No service 25, 26 December and 1, 2 January. Operates only if requested no later than 1600 on day of travel. Telephone: 0800 066 5000 or Maximum laden(for weight for commercial vehicles may bewill restricted. with of Kennacraig +44 1475 650397 international customers). The Ferry wait onCheck the arrival the bus C office on 01880 280281 ensure that you choose Option 2. from Craignure if requested. Operates only if requested no laterinthan 1600 on previous working day. To request this For information on bus services this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 D sailing, telephone 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers). or visit www.traveline.info

TEXT CODE 02

PASSENGER FERRY BOAT TRAILER TRAIN COFFEE CABIN VENDING MACHINES

VEHICLE FERRY BAGGAGE TRAILER NO VEHICLE RESERVATION THE STILL BAR GAME ON

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE

LIFT ACCESS

MOTORHOME

COACH

VEHICLE RESERVATION REQUIRED SHOP@ CALMAC

MOTORCYCLE CARS NOT CONVEYED KIDS AREA

F OL LO T I TTER @ C A L AC_UP DA T ES FOR I NF O AND SE RV I CE UPDA T ES FRO 8A - 8P Or visit http ://status.ca lmac.info/s

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LISMORE

Table 15

OBAN - LISMORE

DAY

TEXT CODE 15

Glasgow Queen St Depart

Oban Train Arrive

Oban Depart

Lismore Arrive

Lismore Depart

Oban Arrive

Oban Train Depart

Glasgow Queen St Arrive

0650

0745

0750

0845

0857

1200

0520

0835

0900

0955

1000

1055

1211

1529

1037

1344

1400

1455

1500

1555

1811

2122

1221

1528

1715

1810

1815

1910

2036

2333

0800

0855

0900

0955

1211

1533

0520

0835

1100

1155

1200

1255

1611

1919

1037

1343

1415

1510

1515

1610

1811

2122

1221

1528

1700

1755

1800

1855

2036

2333

1000

1055

1100

1155

1211

1528

MON FRI

SAT

SUN

0956

1304

1500

1555

1600

1655

1811

COLL and TIREE OBAN - COLL - TIREE

Lismore Arrive

Lismore Depart

Oban Arrive

1400

1455

1500

1555

NOTE

Coll Arrive

Coll Depart

Tiree Arrive

Tiree Depart

Coll Arrive

Coll Depart

Oban Arrive

Oban Train Depart

MON

1820*

0715

0955

1010

1105

1135

1230

1245

1525

1811

TUE

1821*

0715

0955

1010

1105

1135

1230

1245

1525

1811

THU

1821*

0715

0955

1010

1105

1135

1230

1245

1525

1811

SAT

1821*

0715

0955

1010

1105

1135

1230

1245

1525

1611

SUN

1821*

0715

0955

1010

1105

1135

1230

1245

1525

1611

MON

1820*

0715

1015

1030

1140

1210

1320

1335

1635

1811

TUE

1821*

0715

1015

1030

1140

1210

1320

1335

1635

1811

THU

1821*

0715

1015

1030

1140

1210

1320

1335

1635

1811

SAT

1821*

0715

1015

1030

1140

1210

1320

1335

1635

1811

SUN

1821*

0715

1015

1030

1140

1210

1320

1335

1635

1811

No service 25 December and 1 January. No sailings Wednesdays or Fridays.

Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Oban port office on 01631 700506.

*Train connection arrives previous day. Overnight accomodation will be required. On Saturday 29 October 2016 and 18 February 2017 this timetable is subject to change due to livestock operations.

Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. For details visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections

Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Oban port office on 01631 700506.

For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info

FARES: OBAN - LISMORE Single Return £2.65 £5.30 Driver/Passenger £1.35 £2.70 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £11.50 £23.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £11.50 £23.00 up to 6m £17.25 £34.50 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £23.00 £46.00 up to 10m £5.75 £11.50 up to 2.5m £11.50 £23.00 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £17.25 £34.50 up to 8m £5.75 £11.50 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

Ferry reservations for motorhomes and caravans can only be made through the Oban Office on 01631 700506 or Tiree Office on 01879 220337, ensure that you choose option 2. Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. For details visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections Table 16 For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 TEXT CODE 16 or visit www.traveline.info

COLL and TIREE OBAN - COLL - TIREE

How to book

FARES: OBAN - COLL or TIREE All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £10.30 £20.60 Driver/Passenger £5.15 £10.30 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £56.00 £112.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £56.00 £112.00 up to 6m £84.00 £168.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £112.00 £224.00 up to 10m £28.00 £56.00 up to 2.5m £56.00 £112.00 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £84.00 £168.00 up to 8m £28.00 £56.00 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

FARES: COLL - TIREE (NOT VALID VIA OBAN)

HOW TOTURN BOOKUP & GO Tickets for all destinations TURN UP & GO are also available on the day Tickets for all destinations are also of travel or in advance from available on the day of travel or in our Portfrom Offices. advance our Port Offices.

WWW.CALMAC.CO.UK TELEPHONE Call us on: 0800 066 5000 TELEPHONE or 01475 650 397 and talk Call us on: to our knowledgeable 0800 066 5000 or VISITOR INFO. CENTRES VISITOR INFO. CENTRES and talk to 01475 650 397 Customer Contact Centre. Pop into VisitScotland Visitor Pop into VisitScotland our knowledgeable Reservations Information Centre throughout Team. Lines are open MondayVisitor Information Centre Scotland to book your CalMac journey. Lines are open to Friday 0700–2100; throughout Scotland to Visit Monday to Friday0800–2000. Saturday–Sunday book your CalMac journey. WWW.VISITSCOTLAND.COM 0700-2100;

Saturday-Sunday 0800-2000.

Oban Depart

Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 45 minutes prior to departure.

No service 25 December and 1 January.

online 24/7 at:

Glasgow Queen St Depart

NOTE

Check-in closes for vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure.

ONLINE You can book tickets online ONLINE 24/7 at:You www.calmac.co.uk can book tickets

DAY

OPERATES FROM 24 FEBRUARY - 12 MARCH 2017 ONLY

2119

Services operate only if requested no later than 1600 on previous working day. Telephone: 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) to confirm.

TEXT CODE 16

OPERATES FROM 24 OCT 2016 - 23 FEB 2017 AND FROM 13 MAR - 30 MAR 2017

26 DECEMBER, 2016 AND 2 JANUARY, 2017 Oban Depart

Table 16

All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £3.35 £6.70 Driver/Passenger £1.70 £3.40 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £15.15 £30.30 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £15.15 £30.30 up to 6m £22.75 £45.50 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £30.30 £60.60 up to 10m £7.60 £15.20 up to 2.5m £15.15 £30.30 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £22.75 £45.50 up to 8m £7.60 £15.20 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

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Summer timetables INNER HEBRIDES 31 MARCH 2017 – 22 OCTOBER 2017 MULL

TEXT CODE 11

OBAN - CRAIGNURE

DAY

MON

TUE SAT

SUN

CODE A B C D

Glasgow Queen St Depart 0520 0821 1037 1221 1637 0520 0821 1037 1221 1637 1821 0956 1220 -

Table 11

Oban Depart

Craignure Arrive

Craignure Depart

Oban Arrive

0645 0815 C 0950 1110 C 1220 1400 C 1555 1700 C 1810 2000 CE 0730 0840 C 0950 1110C 1220 1400 C 1555 1700 C 1810 2000 CE 2145 A 0950 1110 C 1220 1400 C 1555 1700 C 1810 1930 CF

0735 0910 C 1040 1205 C 1310 1455 C 1645 1755 C 1900 2055 CE 0820 0935 C 1040 1205 C 1310 1455 C 1645 1755 C 1900 2055 CE 2235 A 1040 1205 C 1310 1455 C 1645 1755 C 1900 2025 CF

0700 C 0755 0945 C 1100 1240 C 1330 1515 C 1705 1815 CE 1915 0715 C 0840 0955 C 1100 1240 C 1330 1515 CD 1705 1815 CE 1915 2245 A 0930 C 1100 1240 C 1330 1515 C 1705 1815 CF 1915 -

0755 C 0845 1040 C 1150 1335 C 1420 1610 C 1755 1910 CE 2005 0810 C 0930 1050 C 1150 1335 C 1420 1610 CD 1755 1910 CE 2005 2335 A 1025 C 1150 1335 C 1420 1610 C 1755 1910 CF 2005 -

Glasgow Queen St Arrive 1156 1529 1748 2122 2333 1156 1529 1748 B 2122 2333 1528 1917 2119 -

Friday only Arrives 1919 on Saturdays Sailings operated by MV Coruisk which provides Coffee Cabin service only On Saturdays this sailing will depart Craignure 1535 arriving Oban 1630 For operational reasons these sailings will not operate from 9 September until TEXT CODE 11 21 October inclusive For operational reasons these sailing will not operate from 24 September until Table 11 22 October inclusive

MULL E

OBAN - CRAIGNURE F

NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles 30 minutes and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Oban port office on 01631 700506 or Craignure on 01680 340258 Combined Rail and Sail tickets, which allow you to buy train and ferry tickets in one transaction, are available for this route. For details visit www.calmac.co.uk/railandsail For confirmation of train times from 21 May, please contact Scotrail on 03457 484950 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info Taking your car to Mull? Visit www.calmac.co.uk/destinations/mull for helpful tips on driving on the island’s single-track roads FARES OBAN - CRAIGNURE Single Return Driver/passenger £3.45 £6.90 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £1.75 £3.50 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £13.00 £26.00 Up to 6m £13.00 £26.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £19.50 £39.00 Up to 10m £26.00 £52.00 Up to 2.5m £6.50 £13.00 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £13.00 £26.00 Up to 8m £19.50 £39.00 Motorcycle £6.50 £13.00 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Click: www.calmac.co.uk | CalMac App: Available on iPhone and Android 26 Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

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TEXT CODE 12

LOCHALINE - FISHNISH DAY

Lochaline Depart 0700 A 0745 0845 0940 1025 1110 1155 (LOCH 1245 1425 1515 A 1600 1645 1755 1835 B 0845 1000 1045 1245 1345 1445 1600 1645 1745

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Fishnish Arrive 0718 A 0803 0903 0958 1043 1128 1213 1303 1443 1533 A 1618Portavadie Arrive 1703 0825 A 1813 0925 1853 B 0903 1040 1018 1140 1103 1240 B

COWAL and KINTYRE MON TARBERT SAT

DAILY

SUN

FYNE)

- PORTAVADIE

Tarbert Depart 0800 A 0900 1015 1115 1215 B 1315 B 1415 B 1515 1615 1715

1303 1403 1503 1618 1703 1803

1340 B 1440 B 1540 1640 1740

Fishnish Depart 0725 A 0810 0910 1000 1045 1130 1215 1310 1450 1540 A Portavadie 1625 Depart 1710 0830 A 1815 0945 1900 B 09101045 10251145 11101245 B

Lochaline Arrive 0743 A 0828 0928 1018 1103 Table 2 1148 1233 TEXT CODE 02 1328 1508 1558 A Tarbert 1643 Arrive 1728 0855 A 1833 1010 1918 B 1110 0928 1210 1043 1310 B 1128

13101345 B 14101445 B 15101545 16251645 1710 1745 1805 1845 C

1328 1410 B 1428 1510 B 1528 1610 1643 1710 1728 1810 1823 1910 C

1815 C 1840 C CODE Passenger numbers may be restricted A CODE Does not operate during October B Not on Sundays. A NOTE Operates Monday 24 October to Saturday 29 October only. B Check-in closes for vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure Service operates by request only. To request this sailing, call 0800 066 5000 or C ferry service between Oban and Craignure see table 11 For the +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) no later than 1600 on day of travel. For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 NOTE or visit www.traveline.info Taking your car to Mull? Visit for helpful Check-in closes - vehicles andwww.calmac.co.uk/destinations/mull passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. tips on driving island’sand single-track roads No service 25, on 26 the December 1, 2 January.

FARES Maximum laden weight for commercial vehicles may be restricted. Check with Kennacraig office on 01880 280281 ensure that you choose Option 2. Single LOCHALINE - FISHNISH Return For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 Driver/passenger £2.30 £4.60 or visit www.traveline.info Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £1.15 £2.30 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £6.90 £13.80 (LOCH FYNE) Up to 6m £6.90 £13.80 RETURN Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m SINGLE £10.35 £20.70 £5.20 Driver/Passenger Up to 10m £2.60 £13.80 £27.60 £1.30 £2.60 Children 5-15 (Child under 5 Free) Up to 2.5m £3.45 £6.90 £8.15 £16.30 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £6.90 £13.80 £8.15 £16.30 up to Up 6m to 8m £10.35 £20.70 £12.25 £24.50 up to 8m MotorcycleMotorhome (excludes driver) £3.45 £6.90 £16.30 £32.60 up to 10m Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free £4.10 £8.20 up to 2.5m Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should £8.15 £16.30 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not £12.25 £24.50 up to 8m always be able to travel together £4.10 £8.20 Motorcycle Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or Free Free Cycles 2.3 metres Pedal in width are (restricted charged atnumbers) commercial vehicle rate Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

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TEXT CODE 13

FIONNPHORT - IONA DAY

MON SAT

Fionnphort Depart 0835 0955 1030 1145 1600 1630 1700 1745 1815 C 0845 1000 1100

SUN 1600 1700 1800 C

Table 13

Iona Iona Arrive Depart 0610 A 0700 B 0845 0850 1005 1010 1040 1045 1155 1200 And frequently until 1610 1615 1640 1645 1710 1715 1755 1800 1825 C 1830 0855 0900 1010 1015 1110 1115 And frequently until 1610 1615 1710 1715 1810 C 1815 C

Fionnphort Arrive 0620 A 0710 B 0900 1020 1055 1210

MON FRI

SAT

1625 1655 1725 1810 1840 0910 1025 1125

B

SUN

A

1625 1725 1825 C

C NOTE Check-in closes for passengers 10 minutes prior to departure All vehicles must be in possession of a permit prior to shipment. For information contact Argyll and Bute Council on 01631 569160 Passengers wishing to use the 1520 bus service from Fionnphort to Craignure (Monday - Friday) are advised to depart Iona no later than 1445 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES FIONNPHORT - IONA Single Return Passenger £1.65 £3.30 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £0.85 £1.70 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together

TOBERMORY - KILCHOAN DAY

MON SAT

SUN

CODE A

Tobermory Depart 0720 0930 A 1100 1300 1430 1600 1800 A 0930 1100 1300 1430 1600

Kilchoan Arrive 0755 1005 1135 1335 1505 1635 1835 1005 1135 1335 1505 1635

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Kilchoan Depart 0800 1015 1145 1345 1515 1645 1840 1015 1145 1345 1515 1645

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Tobermory Arrive 0835 1050 1220 1420 1550 1720 1915 1050 1220 1420 1550 1720

Glasgow Queen St Depart 0520 1037 1221 0520 1037 1221 0956

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Oban Depart

Lismore Arrive

Lismore Depart

Oban Arrive

0650 0900 1400 1715 0800 1100 1415 1700 1900 A 1100 1500

0745 0955 1455 1810 0855 1155 1510 1755 1955 A 1155 1555

0750 1000 1500 1815 0900 1200 1515 1800 2000 A 1200 1600

0845 1055 1555 1910 0955 1255 1610 1855 2055 A 1255 1655

Glasgow Queen St Arrive 1529 2122 2333 1529 1919 2122 2333 1917 2119

CODE

Operates Mondays only during school term. Operates outwith school term only if requested no later than 1600 on Sundays. To request this sailing, telephone 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) Operates Tuesday to Saturdays only during June, July and August. During March, April, May, September and October operates only if requested no later than 1600 on the previous working day. To request this sailing, telephone 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) Awaits arrival of service bus from Craignure

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OBAN - LISMORE

DAY

CODE A

LISMORE

29

Awaits passengers arriving by bus from Craignure only if Craignure office is advised no later that 1600 on day of travel - telephone 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) to confirm

Operates by request only no later than 1600 on the previous day - telephone 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) to confirm

NOTE Check-in close for vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Oban port office on 01631 700506 Combined Rail and Sail tickets, which allow you to buy train and ferry tickets in one transaction, are available for this route. For details visit www.calmac.co.uk/railandsail For confirmation of train times from 21 May, please contact Scotrail on 03457 484950 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES TEXT OBAN - LISMORE Single ReturnCODE 14 Driver/passenger £2.65 £5.30 Table 14 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £1.35 £2.70 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £11.50 £23.00 Up to 6m £11.50 £23.00 Tobermory Kilchoan Up to 8m Kilchoan Tobermory Motorhome (excludes driver) £17.25 £34.50 DAY Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Up to 10m £23.00 £46.00 0720 0755 0800 0835 Up to 2.5m £5.75 £11.50 0930 A 1005 1015 1050 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £11.50 £23.00 1100 1135 1145 1220 Up to 8m £17.25 £34.50 MON 1300 1335 1345 1420 SAT Motorcycle £5.75 £11.50 1430 1505 1515 1550 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free 1600 1635 1645 1720 Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should 1800 A 1835 1840 1915 be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not 0930 together 1005 1015 1050 always be able to travel 1100 1135 1145 Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in1220 height, or 1300 1335 vehicle rate 1345 1420 SUN 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial 1430 1505 1515 1550 1600 1635 1645 1720 CODE Awaits passengers arriving by bus from Craignure only if Craignure office is advised no later that 1600 on day of travel - telephone 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 A (for international customers) to confirm NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info Taking your car to Mull? Visit www.calmac.co.uk/destinations/mull for helpful tips on driving on the island’s single-track roads FARES TOBERMORY - KILCHOAN Single Return Driver/passenger £2.65 £5.30 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £1.35 £2.70 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £8.40 £16.80 Up to 6m £8.40 £16.80 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £12.60 £25.20 Up to 10m £16.80 £33.60 Up to 2.5m £4.20 £8.40 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £8.40 £16.80 Up to 8m £12.60 £25.20 Motorcycle £4.20 £8.40 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office and in advance Click: www.calmac.co.uk | CalMac App: Available on iPhone Android of travel. It should 35 be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

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NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info Taking your car to Mull? Visit www.calmac.co.uk/destinations/mull for helpful tips on driving on the island’s single-track roads FARES TOBERMORY - KILCHOAN Single Return Driver/passenger £2.65 £5.30 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £1.35 £2.70 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £8.40 £16.80 Up to 6m £8.40 £16.80 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £12.60 £25.20 Up to 10m £16.80 £33.60 Up to 2.5m £4.20 £8.40 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £8.40 £16.80 Up to 8m £12.60 £25.20 Motorcycle £4.20 £8.40 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Book now atvehicles www.calmac.co.uk Freephone 0800in066 5000 VisitScotland Light goods exceeding 6 metres| in length or 3.5 tonnes weight, or 3 |metres in height, or Visitor Information Centres  2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

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COLL & TIREE

TEXT CODE 16

COLL & TIREE

TEXT CODE 16

OBAN - COLL - TIREE

Table 16

OBAN - COLL - TIREE

Table 16

DAY MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

DAY MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Operates 31 March until 23 June and 27 August until 22 October Glasgow Oban Coll Coll Tiree Tiree Coll Coll Oban Queen St Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Depart 1820 B 0715 0955 1010 1105 1135 1230 1245 1525 1037 1500 1740 1755 1850 1920 2240 1821 B 0715 A 0955 A 1010 A 1105 A 1130 A 1715 A 1740 A 1835 A 1850 A 2130 A 1821 B 0715 0955 1010 1105 1135 1230 1245 1525 1821 B 0615 0935 1005 1100 1115 1410 1821 B 0715 0955 1010 1105 1135 1230 1245 1525 1821 B 0715 0955 1010 1105 1135 1230 1245 1525 Operates 24 June until 26 August Glasgow Oban Coll Coll Tiree Tiree Coll Coll Oban Queen St Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Depart 1820 B 0715 0955 1010 1105 1135 1230 1245 1525 1037 1500 1740 1755 1850 1920 2240 1821 B 0715 A 0955 A 1010 A 1105 A 1130 A 1715 A 1740 A 1835 A 1850 A 2130 A 1821 B 0715 0955 1010 1105 1135 1230 1245 1525 1821 B 0615 0935 1005 1100 1115 1410 1821 B 0615 0855 0910 1005 1045 1140 1155 1435 1037 1515 1835 1855 1950 2000 2240 1821 B 0715 0955 1010 1105 1135 1230 1245 1525

Glasgow Queen St Arrive 2122 2122 1748 1919 1917 Glasgow Queen St Arrive 2122 2122 1748 1919 1917

SUN CODE Denotes sailing to and from Barra, arriving Castlebay 1415 departing Castlebay 1430 A Train connection arrives previous day. Overnight accomodation will be required B NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles and passengers 45 minutes prior to departure On 12, 13, 14, 17 and 19 July an amended timetable will operate to accommodate the Tiree Music Festival. Details can be found at www.calmac.co.uk/service-changes Ferry reservations for caravans and motorhomes can be made by calling the Oban port office on 01631 566688 or Tiree on 01879 220337 - ensure you choose option 2 Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Oban port office on 01631 700506 Combined Rail and Sail tickets, which allow you to buy train and ferry tickets in one transaction, are available for this route. For details visit www.calmac.co.uk/railandsail For confirmation of train times from 21 May, please contact Scotrail on 03457 484950 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info. For details of the Ring 'n' Ride bus service on Tiree, telephone 01879 220419

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ENGLISH Where are you from? I am from the Isle of Mull What is your name? I am called ... I would like to go to a castle

GAELIC Cò às a tha sibh? Tha mi à Muile Dè an t-ainm a th’ oirbh? ’S mise ... Chòrdadh e rium a dhol gu caisteal

How can I get to Harris?

Ciamar a gheibh mi dha na Hearadh? Tha mi air chall

I am lost

PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION Coe aas a ha sheev? Ha mee aa Mool-uh Jay an ten-um a h-oruv? Smeesha ... Ch-ord-ug e room a ghol goo cash-tyel (‘o’ in ‘ord’ and ‘ghol’ pronounced as ‘o’ in ‘order’, ‘ch’ like the sound at the end of ‘loch’) Ke-mar a yuv mee gha na Her-ug? (‘u’ in ‘yuv’ pronounced like the ‘u’ in ‘fun’) Ha mee air ch-ouwl (‘ou’ pronounced like the word ‘ouch’)

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Kathmore Guest house

Soroba Road, Oban, Argyll PA34 4JF t: 01631 562104 m: 07811 128865 e: wkathmore@aol.com w: www.kathmore.co.uk Open all year

Mainland

OBAN/ARDNAMURCHAN

Guest House

Oban Barriemore, Corran Esplanade, Oban, PA34 5AQ t: 01631 566356 e: info@barriemore.co.uk w: www.barriemore.co.uk Open from April through October

KNIPOCH HOTEL

Hotel

Argyll Knipoch, Argyll PA34 4QT t: 01852 316251 f: 01852 316249 e: reception@knipochhotel.co.uk w: www.knipochhotel.co.uk Close – December & January

Prices from: £100 B&B Doubles: 11 Twin: 2 Family: 1

Welcoming and friendly, family run B&B, situated directly on Oban’s seafront with fabulous views across Oban Bay and of the busy harbour. Perfect base to explore the area of Argyll and the Isles. Traditional accommodation with a modern touch.

BEST WESTERN THE QUEENS HOTEL Oban

Hotel

Rooms from: £102 prpn Twin: 6 Double: 11 Family: 1 En suite: All

Knipoch is a luxury, 4 star Country House Hotel only 6 miles ( 10 mins ) south of Oban. Plenty parking, free WiFi througout the hotel and an excellent restaurant, bar and wine list.

STEADING HOLIDAYS

Self Catering Cottages

Kilchoan

Steading Holidays, Kilchoan, Acharacle, Argyll PH36 4LH t: 01972 510 262 e: info@steadingholidaycottages.co.uk w: www.steadingholidaycottages.co.uk Open all year

Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AG t: 01631 562505 f: 01631 566217 e: reception@thequeenshotel-oban.co.uk w: www.thequeenshotel-oban.co.uk Closed Christmas & 2 Jan-12 Feb

Rooms from: £57.50 pppn Single: 11 Dble/twin: 28 Superior: 2 Deluxe: 3 Suites: 2 Enjoy spectacular views of Oban Bay and surrounding isles in this refurbished 46 room hotel situated just minutes from the town center. Quality en suite rooms, bar and restaurant serving locally sourced produce daily, and a friendly team ready to make your stay memorable.

CORRAN HOUSE HOSTEL

Prices from: £28.50 pppn to £37.50 pppn Dble/twin: 7 Family: 1

Kathmore is recommended by the Lonely Planet Guide, situated on the south side of Oban and a 10 minute gentle walk (no hills!) takes you into the heart of our beautiful town and gives you access to all road, rail and ferry transportation.

Prices are subject to change, please check when booking

Barriemore GUeST HoUSe

   Guest house

Oban

Prices from: £160 to £710

Offering a range of unique holiday cottages in Ardnamurchan on the most westerly point of Scotland. Stunning sea views to the Isle of Mull, the small Isles and the Cuillins of Skye. Our cottages are close to amazing golden sandy beaches and within easy reach of dramatic mountain heights. Call into Steading Holiday Office / Kilchoan Crafts & Cafe, where we will be able to help you make the most of your holiday with our local knowledge.

Hostel

Oban

Isle of Coll

ISLAND ACCOMMODATION Prices are subject to change, please check when booking

COLL HOTEL Isle of Coll Victoria Crescent, Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PN t: 01631 566040 f: 01631 566854 e: enquiries@corranhouseoban.co.uk w: www.corranhouseoban.co.uk Open all year. Free WiFi.

Small Hotel Arinagour, Isle of Coll PA78 6SZ t: 01879 230334 f: 01879 230317 e: info@collhotel.com w: www.collhotel.com Open all year

Tariff/Seasonal rates apply: Bunks from £18 pppn Single rooms from £45 Double rooms from £55 Twin rooms from £55 Premier rooms from £75

Tel: 01631 710483 Enjoy well cooked and well-presented home-made food, Locally sourced and home grown produce, served in our friendly Bar Bistro. Excellent value Meals served all day, Last orders 9 pm. To book a table please telephone 01631710483.

Connel Ferry, by Oban, Argyll, PA37 1PB, Scotland, UK

Single: 1 Dble/twin: 4 Family: 2 En suite: all

All rooms are en suite & furnished to a high standard with lots of added extras. Our menus reflects Coll, using local seasonal ingredients. Seafood, meat and vegetables, suiting all budgets & tastes. Free Wi-Fi. A relaxed & friendly welcome awaits. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016, entry into the ‘Good Hotel Guide’ 2016 & 2017 and awarded the Taste Our Best quality assured 2016/17 from the Scottish tourist board.

In the west of town Corran House overlooks Oban Bay. The CalMac Ferry Terminal just 800 metres away. Our family run Hostel provides comfortable accommodation to suit all budgets and is ideally located for groups and individuals to explore Argyll and sail to the islands.

Falls of Lora Hotel

Prices from: £70 single £100 double

Hart Holidays Easy to book, individual package holiday ideas

Email: enquiries@fallsoflora.com

Available onboard until 11am

Isle of Iona

ISLAND ACCOMMODATION Prices are subject to change, please check when booking

IONA HOSTEL

Hostel

Isle of Iona Iona Hostel, Isle of Iona, Argyll PA76 6SW t: 01681 700781 e: info@ionahostel.co.uk w: www.ionahostel.co.uk Open all year

Bed: £21.00/ £17.50 for under 10’s Units: 1 To sleep: up to 22 persons

We offer you a warm welcome – with the best views this side of heaven. 5 bedrooms with bunks. There are lots of showers and a beautiful open-plan kitchen/ living area with a wood-burning stove. Highly recommended.

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CALGARY SELF CATERING Isle of Mull

Self Catering Prices from: £350-£1800 pw

Calgary Self Catering, Calgary, Isle of Mull PA75 6QQ t: 01688 400256 e: info@calgary.co.uk w: www.calgary.co.uk Open all year

Isle of Mull

ISLAND ACCOMMODATION

Eco friendly accommodation located beside the beautiful white sands of Calgary Bay an “area of outstanding natural beauty”. Each of the properties provide a high level of comfort, individuality and charm. Gardens and woodland sculpture walk to the beach nearby.

Prices are subject to change, please check when booking

ardness house Isle of Mull

B&B

Bunessan, Isle of Mull PA67 6DU t/f: 01681 700260 e: ardness@supanet.com w: www.isleofmullholidays.com Open all year

Units: 8 To sleep: 2-8

DRUIMNACROISH

Rooms from: £35 pppn

Dervaig, Isle of Mull PA75 6QW t: 01688 400274 e: enquiries@druimnacroish.co.uk w: www.druimnacroish.co.uk/enquiry Open Easter to Oct

Rooms from: £33 pppn Dble/ twin: 3 En suite: all

Guest House

Isle of Mull

Dble/twin: 6 En suite: All

Laid back, friendly island retreat in idyllic setting two miles from Dervaig. Superb views from every room, spacious lounges, conservatory and gardens. Home made bread. Free wi-fi throughout.

fairways lodge

B&B

Isle of Mull

Prices from:

Erray Road, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute PA75 6PS t: 01688 302001 e: florencekirsop@me.com w: www.fairways-lodge.com

Ardness House is a family run B&B situated in a spectacular location 3 miles from ferries to Iona and Staffa. Bedrooms are tastefully decorated with en suite facilities. Visitors’ lounge and dining room. Evening meals available.

Single: 1

£65 prpn Twin: 1 Double: 3

£85 prpn

En suite: all

Situated in an elevated position above Tobermory Bay, Fairways Lodge boasts breathtaking panoramic views across Calve Island and down the Sound of Mull towards the distant mountains in the south of the island. Overlooking the fairways and greens of Tobermory Golf Club, Fairways Lodge Bed & Breakfast is in a prime location not only for any golf enthusiast but also for any lover of spectacular scenery.

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Gruline, Isle of Mull PA71 6HR Prices from: t: 01688 317713 £300 pw e: greatholidays@hideawaylodges.co.uk w: www.hideawaylodges.co.uk Lodges: 3 www.facebook.com/hideawaylodges To sleep: 2 Open all year Experience the ultimate in peace and tranquillity at Hideaway Lodges in one of our bespoke, 4 star, self-catering lodges, exclusively for adults. Located at Gruline, overlooking the shores of Loch Na Keal, the lodges are nestled in mature woodland with stunning scenery and an abundance of birds and wildlife.

Isle of Mull Holidays offer the best in Self Catering and Bed & Breakfast Accommodation So if you’re looking to book self catering or bed and breakfast accommodation on the Isle of Mull, you’ve come to the right place. Mrs Ann MacNeill Ardness, Bunessan, Isle of Mull, Scotland PA67 6DU Tel: +44 (0)1681 700260 • Email: enquiries@isleofmullholidays.com Website: www.isleofmullholidays.com THE BELLACHROY INN Isle of Mull

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HIGHLAND COTTAGE

Small Hotel

Isle of Mull Breadalbane St, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6PD t: 01688 302030 e: davidandjo@highlandcottage.co.uk w: www.highlandcottage.co.uk Closed November – March inclusive

Prices from: £140 prpn Dble: 6 En suite: all

Award-winning, stylish accommodation in quiet conservation area above town. AA Red Star and VisitScotland Gold Star for 2015. Good Hotel Guide 2015. Scotland the Best – Award for Excellence. Genuine hospitality from resident owners.

KILLORAN HOUSE Dervaig, Isle of Mull PA75 6QW t: 01688 400314 e: info@thebellachroy.co.uk w: www.thebellachroy.co.uk Open all year

Prices from: £37.50 pppn Reduced rate for single occupancy Double/twin: 6 Family: 1 En suite: all

Dervaig, Isle Of Mull, Argyll and Bute PA75 6QR t: 01688 400362 e: enquiries@killoranhouse.co.uk

The Bellachroy is a traditional yet comfortable inn situated in a stunning loch-side location and within easy access of both Tobermory and Calgary Beach. Our restaurant and bar offer a range of local seafood, Scottish specialities, traditional pub grub, real ales, fine wines and Scottish malts. Our comfortable rooms offer family, double and twin sleeping options with pets welcome and hotel WiFi access. The Bellachroy provides an ideal base to explore Mull.

BURNSIDE Isle of Mull

Self Catering c/o 6 Alverstone Avenue, Wimbledon Park, London SW19 8BE t: 020 8947 3181 e: racarew-hunt@tiscali.co.uk w: www.embracescotland.co.uk Open all year

Guest House

Isle of Mull

Singles from: £95 prpn Dbl/Twin: £125 prpn King Room: £135 prpn

Delightful family run Guest House on the stunning Isle of Mull. We offer highly praised set-menu guest dining. Stay in a peaceful, comfortable and relaxing home-from-home, and a great base to explore the island. Licensed premises. Free Wi-Fi throughout. Dogs Welcome.

NEWCROFTS & NA CROITEAN Isle of Mull

Prices from: £240 pw Cottages: 1 To sleep: 4

A comfortable fully heated bungalow overlooking a sea loch. Beautiful scenery and a wide range of wildlife. 3 miles from ferry terminal. Children and pets welcome. Fully heated. Cooking by electricity.

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Self Catering House / B&B

Uisken Road, Bunessan, Isle of Mull PA67 6DS t: 01681 700471 e: newcrofts@newcrofts.force9.co.uk w: www.mull-holidays-iona.co.uk Open all year, B&B Closed Nov-March Relax & enjoy the friendly, homely atmosphere in our high standard B&B cottage. Also available, our luxurious self catering farmhouse, in rural settings. Only 5 miles from Iona/Staffa ferries.

Rooms from: £26 pppn Single: 1 Dble/twin: 2 Self Catering prices from: £180 pw Cottages: 1 Caravan: 1 To sleep: 2-8

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PUFFER AGROUND Isle of Mull

Self Catering Salen, Aros, Isle of Mull PA72 6JB t: 01680 300389 e: info@isleofmullcottageflats.co.uk w: www.isleofmullcottageflats.co.uk Open Feb - Dec

TIREE LODGE HOTEL Isle of Tiree

Cottages: 2 To Sleep: 2 per unit

walk the island. Close to the shop, hotel and restaurant. Evening walks to Salen bay to watch wildlife.

TIREE SCARINISH HOTEL

Isle of Tiree

Dervaig, Isle of Mull, Argyll PA75 6QR t: 01688 400229 e: theoldbyre@lineone.net w: www.old-byre.co.uk Open 3rd April to 27 October, 2017 10.30 to 18.30 Monday to Friday inclusive

Scarinish, Tiree, Argyll PA77 6UH t: 01879 220308 e: info@tireescarinishhotel.com w: www.tireescarinishhotel.com Open all year

• Something for everyone, come rain or shine • Museum covering the heritage of Mull, including two 30min. films showing the History & Wildlife of Mull & Iona • An Aladdin’s cave of a gift shop to suit all tastes & pockets • Quaint tearoom serving delicious home baking & light meals all day • Covered play area table tennis!

THE TOBERMORY HOTEL

Prices from: £50 B&B Single: 2 Dble/twin: 8 Family: 1

With simply stunning views over Gott Bay The Tiree Lodge Hotel has something for everyone. Friendly and welcoming Relax and unwind in our Beer garden or in ‘The Luggers Bar’ with regular live music. Enjoy a wee dram from our extensive Scottish ‘Whisky Bar’ now featuring Scottish Gins and Vodka’s. Dine in our restaurant serving freshly prepared dishes using many of Tiree’s own land and sea produce. All are welcome!

Characterful cottages in a central location to tour and

THE OLD BYRE HERITAGE CENTRE Isle of Mull

Hotel Gott Bay, Kirkapol, Isle Of Tiree PA77 6TW t: 01879 220329 e: info@tireelodge.co.uk w: www.tireelodge.co.uk Open all year

Prices from: £350 pw

Rooms from: £45 pppn Single: 2 Dble/twin: 6 Family: 2

Set beside the original harbour and on a sandy beach. Local base for the whole island. Old Harbour Restaurant concentrates on Argyll beef and lamb and Tiree shellfish.

Isle of Mull Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6NT t: 01688 302091 e: stay@thetobermoryhotel.com w: www.thetobermoryhotel.com

Winter: Rooms from £60pn Single: 1 Superking: 1 King/Dble/Twin: 10 Family: 3 Ensuite: 14

Situated on the colourful harbour of Tobermory, metres from the seafront; the recently refurbished Tobermory Hotel occupies historic townhouses. 15 Boutique-style rooms and a newly available self-catering cottage (sleeps 6) offers a personal service and luxurious home from home. The Hotel restaurant offers the best of local produce and seafood. An ideal base for any visit to Mull.

Isle of Tiree

ISLAND ACCOMMODATION Prices are subject to change, please check when booking

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3 Star AA Town Centre Location 91 En-suite Bedrooms Sea View Rooms Free WiFi in Public Areas Bar Meals, Drinks, Tea/Coffee

Argyle Square, Oban PA34 4BE Tel: 01631 563021 salesroyaloban@strathmorehotels.com www.strathmorehotels.com

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Skye, Raasay and the Small Isles AN T-EILEAN SGITHEANACH, RATHARSAIR AGUS NA H-EILEANAN TARSAINN Seduced by the idea of sailing ‘over the sea to Skye’? It’s so easy to see why it’s one of Scotland’s top tourist destinations. But don’t forget to hop across to the little islands that surround it too!

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

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Overview Just 25 minutes away from Skye, by ferry, is the lovely little island of Raasay. Off the beaten track? Great big tick! Raasay House offers a wide variety of great outdoor pursuits but no one would blame you for simply taking a gentle stroll around Dun Caan and Brochel Castle.

Duntulm

Uig

Milovaig

A87

Applecross

A87

Dunvegan

RAASAY

SKYE Portnalong

Sconser Carbost

Plockton

A87

Kyle of Lochalsh

TO LOCHBOISDALE

A87

CANNA

Armadale Mallaig

RUM 2 PASSENGERS FROM £3.90

The Small Isles each have their own distinctive character and geography and are the perfect setting for a mini adventure. The largest, Rum, is great for mountain biking with two miles of unsealed roads through its wild and rugged landscape while gentle Canna, by contrast, is ‘the Garden of the Hebrides’ and home to over 248 native flowering plants and 20,000 A87 breeding seabirds. It’s also a great place to spot all sorts of wildlife including sea eagles, golden eagles, puffins, whales and dolphins, so don’t forget your binoculars.

EIGG MUCK

Skye, Raasay and the Small Isles of Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck are a perfect playground for outdoor activities whether you’re an adrenalin junkie or a gentle rambler. The magnificent Cuillin Mountain Range on Skye makes it easily the most striking of the more mountainous islands and unsurprisingly it’s become a top destination for experienced walkers and climbers. Hiking the 80-mile Skye Trail is a brilliant multi-day adventure with the route following much of the magnificent Trotternish Ridge before passing beneath the Duntulm shadows of the Black Cuillin. And if you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, then head for one of the island’s great eateries to sample some fresh local produce, beautifully prepared. Fancy pushing the boat out? Book yourself into A87 multi-award-winning Three Chimneys or the Michelin-starred Kinloch Lodge!

Journey planner Milovaig

Dunvegan

A87

It’s all change again on the volcanic island of Eigg, dominated by An Sgurr, a gigantic block of volcanic rock, vertical on three sides but easily ascended on the fourth for spectacular views over Skye, the Small Isles and right across to the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Eigg’s Camas Sgiotaig – the Bay of the Singing Sands – is a lovely trip for the family and you’ll have fun seeing if the sand really will sing for you. Muck, the smallest of the Small Isles, is incredibly easy to explore on foot and a great place to relax and unwind. Stroll along sandy beaches, climb Beinn Aireain (only 451 feet at its highest point) or visit Bagh – a renovated croft house with a turf roof.

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Isle of Rum

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GETTING THERE Portnalong Carbost > CannaA87 Canna 2 hrs 10 mins Mallaig Eigg 1 hr 20 mins Mallaig > Rum Muck 1 hr 40 mins Mallaig > Muck Raasay 25 mins Sconser (Skye) > Raasay Rum  2 hrs 10 mins Mallaig > Rum Skye 30 - 45 mins Mallaig > Armadale ONCE THERE In most destinations, bus services are linked to ferry times and bikes are available for hire. A830

Plockton SAT NAV CODES Armadale IV45 8RS Kyle of Lochalsh Canna A87 PH44 4RS Eigg PH42 4RL Mallaig PH41 4QD Muck PH41 2RP Raasay IV48 8TD Rum PH43 4RR Sconser IV48 8TD

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Out and about Things to see and do, in and around Skye, Raasay and the Small Isles

DID YOU KNOW? Muck has seals and porpoises, but it doesn’t have a church, shop or post office!

Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

RAASAY HOUSE

ARMADALE CASTLE

Set in a fabulous 18th century house, this is a hotel and outdoor activity centre rolled into one, even providing all the equipment you’ll need as you head for the great outdoors. Raasay House is also the perfect backdrop for a special event or celebration. raasay-house.co.uk

Clan Donald is a magnificent 20,000-acre highland estate on the Sleat peninsula in the south of Skye. The historic gardens and woodland trails around Armadale Castle are an absolute joy and the award-winning museum is a mine of information on the trials and tribulations of the powerful Clan Donald. clandonald.com

TALISKER DISTILLERY

OLD MAN OF STORR

The oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, Talisker is set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views to the Cuillins. A tour of the distillery introduces you to the five copper pot stills and traditional ‘worm tubs’ which make this full-bodied malt so unique. See the oak casks resting in the warehouse and learn about the ‘Angel’s Share’, lost through evaporation during the maturing process. Magical! discovering-distilleries.com/talisker

This particular ‘Old Man’ happens to be a large pinnacle of rock situated on the Trotternish Peninsula on Skye and offering spectacular view over Raasay, Rona and the mainland beyond. Created by a massive, ancient landslide, it’s one of the most iconic landmarks on the island – visible for miles around – and accessed by one path that includes a couple of rocky scrambles. It gets just a little rough as you reach the top but should take you well under an hour to get there and the views make it well worth the effort! isleofskye.com/skye-guide/top-ten-skye-walks/oldman-of-storr

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

KINLOCH CASTLE

Kinloch Castle is a late Victorian mansion located on the Isle of Rum and built as a luxurious hunting lodge by the Bullough family. Now owned by Scottish Natural Heritage, the castle contains a multitude of fascinating artifacts, including the ‘Ochestrion’ organ, and a rather curious bronze monkey-eating eagle! Colourful stained glass windows, silk-covered walls, canopy baths, intricate woodwork, fantastic fireplaces, four poster beds and a Steinway piano. What more could you possibly want? isleofrum.com/isleofrumheritag.php

AN ICONIC LANDMARK

SINGING SANDS, EIGG Can sand really sing? There’s only one way to find out! Pack up the family and head to the little island of Eigg, whose community buy-out ushered in land reform in Scotland. When dry, the quartz sand on Eigg’s stunning Camas Sgiotaig Bay makes musical noises as it’s scuffed by the wind or your feet. walkhighlands.co.uk/islands/singing-sands.shtml

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Singing Sands, Isle of Eigg

FAIRY POOLS The half hour walk from Glenbrittle village to the magical Fairy Pools at the foot of the Black Cuillins on Skye is highly recommended. On a warm day, if you’re feeling particularly brave, you can even take a dip in the crystal clear waters and experience ‘wild swimming’. Or you could always just take some great photographs! isleofskye.com/skye-guide/top-ten-skye-walks/fairypools

AWARD WINNING THREE CHIMNEYS AND KINLOCH LODGE You’ll find that Skye is the perfect place to feed your body as well as your soul with fresh local produce on the menu at a wealth of fabulous eateries all over the island. Award-winning Kinloch Lodge and The Three Chimneys restaurants are among the best in the UK – but do remember to book well in advance. Or pop along to the Oyster Shed for an introduction to ’shucking’ – eat in, take away or just go mad in the shop which sells everything from fresh langoustine, mussels, lobster and crab to pâtés, cheese and local honey. kinloch-lodge.co.uk threechimneys.co.uk skyeoysterman.co.uk

EARTH CONNECTIONS ECO CENTRE Eigg provides the perfect setting for environmental courses and ‘green holidays’. Rediscover and reconnect

Kinloch Castle, Isle of Rum

with the natural world – and have lots of fun along the way! The Eco Centre offers courses ranging from beekeeping to renewable energy or you could book a relaxing ‘ecobreak’ and try out a host of new activities, from wilderness camping to lyengar yoga, or just a little gentle gardening. isleofeigg.org

SKYE SAILING CLUB In 2016, the Skye Sailing Club upgraded their facilities and equipment and The Scorrybreac, on the north shore of Portree Harbour, now boasts a refurbished boat shed and clubhouse. Evening sailing sessions and the summer sailing school are always popular and the club is adding weekend dinghy sailing and rowing, extending into the winter months when the weather allows. Go on, give it a go! skyesailingclub.com LOCAL INDUSTRY

ISLE OF SKYE BREWERY

The inspiration (or madness!) of a group of friends chatting in the local pub one night led to the setting up of a brewery that now produces a fantastic range of core and limited edition ales, including the Tom Kitchin endorsed ‘Yer Ben’ and the gloriously named ‘Cuillin Beast’. Pop down to the brewery shop in Uig, open from April until October and find out why this little brewery has collected so many awards in the last few years. skyeale.com

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Local events Check out what’s on when you’re visiting PLOCKTON REGATTA A fortnight of races, competitions and celebrations. plockton.com/whats-on/regatta/

MAY CLAN DONALD SKYE SPRING GARDEN AND CRAFT FAIR A weekend of activities from the grounds of Armadale Castle. clandonald.com

JUNE

AUGUST

SKYE HALF MARATHON 13.1 miles with stunning scenery every step of the way. skyehalfmarathon.com SPIRIT OF SKYE FESTIVAL A two day festival of food, drink and music. spiritofskye.co.uk

JULY THE SKYE FESTIVAL/FÈIS AN EILEIN The summer festival with over 60 events with leading traditional musicians, jazz, theatre, family events, cafés, exhibitions. skyefestival.scot MADE IN SLEAT EXHIBITION Held in Dulsdale Hall in Sleat, Skye, this selling exhibition showcases the diverse talent of Sleat’s artists, crafts people and photographers whose inspiration is the land and seas of Skye. visitsleat.org

SEPTEMBER

THE SKYE FESTIVAL/FÈIS AN EILEIN The summer festival with over 60 events with leading traditional musicians, jazz, theatre, family events, cafés, exhibitions. skyefestival.scot SKYE HIGHLAND GAMES Feats of strength and endurance, piping, Highland dancing and family fun. skye-highland-games.co.uk GREAT WILDERNESS CHALLENGE Three routes, a choice of running or walking, all in aid of charity. greatwildernesschallenge.info SKYE AGRICULTURAL SHOW A key event for local farmers and crofters and a fun day for all the family. isleofskye.com/attractions/events

SKYE BOOK FESTIVAL Three days of writers, thinkers, artists and authors. skyebookfestival.co.uk BLAS FESTIVAL Nine days of events across the Highlands and Argyll. blas-festival.com DONALD MACDONALD QUAICH PIPING COMPETITION Honouring the memory of this revered piping pioneer. clandonald.com/heritage/piping

OCTOBER SKYE SWING JAZZ FESTIVAL A weekend with leading jazz musicians, dance and glitter. seall.co.uk

SKYE SPORTIVE A cycle race around the picturesque Trotternish peninsula. handsonevents.co.uk/skye-sportive/

Find out more Visit: calmac.co.uk isleofskye.com isleofeigg.org isleofmuck.com isleofrum.com theisleofcanna.com visitscotland.com visitsleat.org road-to-the-isles.org.uk Or visit the nearest Visitor Information Centre: Bayfield House, Portree (iCentre) Eilean Donan Castle Fort William (iCentre) CalMac Tourshop, Fort William Strontian (iCentre) Mallaig

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Winter timetables SKYE, RAASAY AND THE SMALL ISLES 24 OCTOBER 2016 – 30 MARCH 2017 RAASAY

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SCONSER - RAASAY

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SKYE MALLAIG - ARMADALE COWAL and KINTYRE

Table 18 TEXT CODE 18 Table 2

TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE DAY

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Raasay Arrive

Raasay Depart

Sconser Arrive

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0925

0950

0955

1020

1025

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1125

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1300

1325

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1455

1500

1525

1530

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1615

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1725

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1800

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2030 A

2055 A

2100 A

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1215 B

Armadale Arrive

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Armadale Depart

Portavadie Arrive 0910 0825 A 1630 0925 1800 B 1040 1630 1140

Mallaig Arrive

Portavadie Depart 0955 0830 A 1645 1715 0945 1815 B 1845 B 1045 0925

1645

1715 1145

1240 B

Sconser Arrive

Sconser Depart

Raasay Arrive

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1255

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1325

Operates on Saturdays and by request only. Telephone: 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) no later than 1200 on the Saturday.

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1710

1745

1810 1910 C

information over the festive period on 03457 484950. Not on Sundays. A Commercial Vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected Operates Monday 24 October to Saturday 29please October only. B port to make a commercial vehicle booking, select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Mallaig portonly. officeToonrequest 01687this 310240 or call Armadale port5000 officeor Service operates by request sailing, 0800 066 C on +4401471 1475 250090. 650397 (for international customers) no later than 1600 on day of travel. Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry NOTE tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. For details visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure.

information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 FARES:ForMALLAIG - ARMADALE

NOTE

or visit www.traveline.info All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £2.80 £5.60 Driver/Passenger £1.40 £2.80 Child 5 to 15 (Child(LOCH under 5 is FYNE) free) SINGLE RETURN £9.40 £18.80 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £2.60 £5.20 Driver/Passenger £9.40 £18.80 up to 6m £14.10 £28.20 £1.30 £2.60 Children 5-15(excludes (Child under 5 Free) Motorhome driver) up to 8m £18.80 £37.60 up to 10m £8.15 £16.30 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £4.70 £9.40 2.5m £8.15 £16.30 up to 6m £9.40 £18.80 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer 6m £12.25 £24.50 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £14.10 £28.20 up to 10m 8m £16.30 £32.60 £4.70 £9.40 Motorcycle £4.10 £8.20 up to 2.5m Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) £8.15 £16.30 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, 3 metres in £12.25 height, or 2.3 metres in width £24.50 up toor8m are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. £4.10 £8.20 Motorcycle Pier dues are payable third parties for this route and have been included in the fare shown. Free Free Pedal Cyclesto(restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

FARES: TARBERT

Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. No service 25 December and 1 January. Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Uig port office on 01470 220116. For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info

FARES: SCONSER - RAASAY Single Return £1.85 £3.70 £0.95 £1.90 £6.10 £12.20 £6.10 £12.20 up to 6m £9.15 £18.30 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £12.20 £24.40 up to 10m £3.05 £6.10 up to 2.5m £6.10 £12.20 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £9.15 £18.30 up to 8m £3.05 £6.10 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. Pier dues are payable to third parties for this route and have been included in the fare shown. Driver/Passenger Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) Car or 4x4 (excludes driver)

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1815 C 1840 C 1845 C Check-in closes - vehicles 20 minutes and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure.

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Mallaig Depart

Canna Arrive

Canna Depart

Rum Arrive

Rum Depart

Muck Arrive

Muck Depart

Eigg Arrive

Eigg Depart

Mallaig Arrive

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MALLAIG - EIGG - MUCK - RUM - CANNA

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The 0900 departure from Mallaig and the 1330 departure from Canna operates only if requested by 1600 the previous working day, telephone: 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers). If a 1330 departure from Canna is not required the vessel will depart Canna at 1130 and arrive Mallaig 1340.

NOTE Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 30 minutes prior to departure. Fort Mallaig Mallaig William Train Depart Depart Arrive

Eigg Arrive

Eigg Depart

Muck Arrive

Muck Depart

MON

0830

0953

1020

1140

1200

1235

1250

1400

1420

TUE

0830

0953

1020

1135

1155

1250

1310

WED

0830

0953

1020

1140

1200

1235

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THU

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0953

1020

1135

1155

1250

1310

FRI

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1020

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1200

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1020

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1110 A

1330 A

All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £3.85 £7.70 MALLAIG - EIGG £4.45 £8.90 MALLAIG MUCK Passenger £4.15 £8.30 MALLAIG - RUM £5.25 £10.50 MALLAIG - CANNA £1.95 £3.90 MALLAIG - EIGG £2.25 £4.50 MALLAIG - MUCK Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) MALLAIG - RUM £2.10 £4.20 £2.65 £5.30 MALLAIG - CANNA Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers): Free Mallaig - Small Isles Non Landing Cruise: £10.50 Pier dues are payable to third parties for this route and have been included in the fare shown.

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Muck Arrive

Muck Depart

Eigg Arrive

Eigg Depart

Rum Arrive

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Canna Arrive

Canna Depart

Rum Arrive

Rum Depart

Muck Arrive

Muck Depart

Eigg Arrive

Eigg Depart

Mallaig Arrive

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1150

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The 0900 departure from Mallaig and the 1330 departure from Canna operates only if requested by 1600 the previous working day, telephone: 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers). If a 1330 departure from Canna is not required the vessel will depart Canna at 1130 and arrive Mallaig 1340.

All vehicles must be in possession of the relevant island permit prior to travel. Please contact the appropriate telephone numbers: Eigg & Muck: 01397 709000 or 01687 460027. Rum: 01687 462404 and Canna: 01463 232034. No service 25 December and 1 January. Passengers with excess luggage should allow an extra 15 minutes. Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. For details visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections

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Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 30 minutes prior to departure.

All vehicles must be in possession of the relevant island permit prior to travel. Please contact the appropriate telephone numbers: Eigg & Muck: 01397 709000 or 01687 460027. Rum: 01687 462404 and Canna: 01463 232034.

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SKYE, RAASAY AND THE SMALL ISLES 31 MARCH 2017 – 22 OCTOBER 2017 No service 25 December and 1 January.

Passengers with excess luggage should allow an extra 15 minutes.

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SCONSER - RAASAY

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Sconser Depart 0825 0925 1025 1125 1300 1500 1615 1735 1845 A 2100 B 1030 1230 1700

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Raasay Depart 0755 0855 0955 1055 1215 1430 1530 1700 1805 2030 B 1000 1200 1630 -

Sconser Arrive 0820 0920 1020 1120 1240 1455 1555 1725 1830 2055 B 1025 1225 1655 -

CODE Saturdays: This sailing will depart Sconser 15 minutes earlier at 1830, arriving Raasay 1855 A All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return Operates Saturdays only B £3.85 £7.70 MALLAIG - EIGG TEXT CODE 17 NOTE £4.45 £8.90 MALLAIG - MUCK Passenger Check-in closes for vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure £4.15 £8.30 MALLAIG - RUM Table 17 Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make £5.25 £10.50 MALLAIG - CANNA a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. £1.95 £3.90 MALLAIG - EIGG Contact Uig port office on 01470 220116 £2.25 £4.50 MALLAIG - MUCK Child 5 to 15 Raasay Raasay Sconser For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 (Child under Sconser 5 is free) MALLAIG - RUM £2.10 £4.20 DAY Depart Arrive Depart Arrive or visit www.traveline.info £2.65 £5.30 MALLAIG - CANNA 0755 0820 FARES Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers): Free 0825 0850 0855 0920 SCONSER - RAASAY Single Return Mallaig - Small Isles Non Landing Cruise: £10.50 0925 0950 0955 1020 Driver/passenger £1.85 £3.70 Pier dues are payable to third parties for this route and have been included in the fare shown. 1025 1050 1055 1120 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £0.95 £1.90 1125 1150 1215 1240 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £6.10 £12.20 MON 1300 1325 1430 1455 Up to 6m £6.10 £12.20 SAT 1500 1525 1530 1555 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £9.15 £18.30 1615 1640 1700 1725 Up to 10m £12.20 £24.40 1735 1800 1805 1830 Up to 2.5m £3.05 £6.10 1845 A 1910 A 2030 B 2055 B Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £6.10 £12.20 2100 B 2125 B Up to 8m £9.15 £18.30 1000 1025 Motorcycle £3.05 £6.10 1030 1055 1200 1225 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free SUN 1230 1255 1630 1655 Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not 1700 1725 always be able to travel together CODE Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or Saturdays: This sailing will depart Sconser 15 minutes earlier at 1830, arriving Raasay 1855 A 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate Operates Saturdays only B NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Uig port office on 01470 220116 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES SCONSER - RAASAY Single Return Driver/passenger £1.85 £3.70 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £0.95 £1.90 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £6.10 £12.20 Share your island moments with us @calmacferries Up to 6m £6.10 £12.20 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £9.15 £18.30 Up to 10m £12.20 £24.40

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Glasgow Fort Fort Glasgow Mallaig Armadale Armadale Mallaig Queen St William William Queen St Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Depart Depart Arrive Arrive 0740 0825 0840 0925 1132 1529 0940 1025 1040 1125 0830 1100 1135 1215 1240 1200 1245 1300 1345 MON 1330 1405 1440 1505 SAT 0821 1212 1400 1445 1500 1545 1728 2122 1520 1555 1635 1700 1600 1645 1710 1755 1938 0014 A 1221 1619 1810 1855 1910 1955 0930 1015 1030 1115 1100 1135 1200 1225 1130 1215 1245 1330 SUN 1300 1335 1405 1430 1728 2119 1212 1600 1645 1700 1745 1937 1220 1619 1800 1845 1900 1945 CODE Tuesday to Saturday mornings only. Change at Fort William. Reservations essential from Fort A William. Please note there is no connection on Saturday night from Fort William to Glasgow TIDAL AMENDMENTS Timing may vary according to tidal conditions and in some circumstances may differ from the published timetable on the following dates: DAY

March: 31 April: 1,2,9,10,11,12,13,24,25,26,27,28,29,30 May: 1,10,11,12,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30 June: 22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29 July: 21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28 August: 8,9,10,11,12,20,21,22,23,24,25,26 September: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,18,19,20,21,22,23 October: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,18,19,20,21

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NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles 20 minutes and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure Please note booking is essential on this route Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Mallaig port office on 01687 310240 or Armadale on 01471 250090 Combined Rail and Sail tickets, which allow you to buy train and ferry tickets in one transaction, are available for this route. For details visit www.calmac.co.uk/railandsail For confirmation of train times from 21 May, please contact Scotrail on 03457 484950 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES MALLAIG - ARMADALE Single Return Driver/passenger £2.80 £5.60 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £1.40 £2.80 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £9.40 £18.80 Up to 6m £9.40 £18.80 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £14.10 £28.20 Up to 10m £18.80 £37.60 Up to 2.5m £4.70 £9.40 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £9.40 £18.80 Up to 8m £14.10 £28.20 Motorcycle £4.70 £9.40 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

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DAY MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

DAY MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

Glasgow Fort Mallaig Eigg Eigg Muck Muck Rum Queen St William Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Depart Depart 0830 1015 1130 1145 1245 0830 1015 1155 1210 0830 1015 1135 0830 1015 1130 1140 1215 1230 0825 1005 1015 0830 1235 1355 0730 0850 0821 1212 1425 1540 1550 1625 1635 0910 1030 1212 1420 1535 1550 1625 1635 -

Canna Depart

Rum Arrive

1405 1515 1510 1015 1825 1155 -

1500 1610 1605 1920 -

Table 19

Rum Depart

Canna Arrive

1255 1150 1405 0905 1045 -

1350 1245 1500 1000 1810 1140 -

Fort Glasgow Rum Muck Muck Eigg Eigg Mallaig William Queen St Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Arrive Arrive 1510 1610 1625 1740 1938 0014 A 1245 1300 1335 1350 1530 1728 2122 1620 1740 1938 0014 A 1305 1315 1430 1728 2122 1050 1105 1220 1728 2122 1620 1740 1938 0014 A 1150 1200 1235 1250 1405 1728 2122 1930 2050 1400 1728 2119 1815 -

CODE Denotes following morning. Change at Fort William. Reservations essential from Fort William A NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles 30 minutes and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure For operational reasons, this service may be subject to change after September 2017 No non-landing cruise on Wednesday All vehicles must be in possession of the relevant island permit prior to travel. Please contact the appropriate telephone numbers, Eigg & Muck 01397 709000 or 01687 460027, Rum 01687 462026 and Canna 01463 232034 Passengers who require assistance when boarding should contact a member of staff in the Mallaig office Between Monday - Thursday all vehicles have to be loaded by 0930 Passengers with excess luggage should allow an extra 15 minutes Combined Rail and Sail tickets, which allow you to buy train and ferry tickets in one transaction, are available for this route. For details visit www.calmac.co.uk/railandsail For confirmation of train times from 21 May, please contact Scotrail on 03457 484950 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES MALLAIG - EIGG - MUCK -RUM - CANNA Single Return Mallaig - Eigg £3.85 £7.70 Mallaig - Muck £4.45 £8.90 Passenger Mallaig - Rum £4.15 £8.30 Mallaig - Canna £5.25 £10.50 Mallaig - Eigg £1.95 £3.90 Mallaig - Muck £2.25 £4.50 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) Mallaig - Rum £2.10 £4.20 Mallaig - Canna £2.65 £5.30 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Mallaig - Small Isles non landing cruise: £10.50

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HOTEL EILEAN IARMAIN

Isle of Raasay/Skye ISLAND ACCOMMODATION

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ARDVASAR HOTEL

Hotel • Pràban Bar • Restaurant • Whisky Shop Floraidh • Art Gallery • Outdoor Activities

Hotel

Isle of Skye Sleat, Isle of Skye IV45 8RS t: 01471 844223 f: 01471 844495 e: richard@ardvasar-hotel.demon.co.uk w: www.ardvasarhotel.com Open all year

pppn from: £50 B&B £85 D, B&B Dble/twin: 8 Family: 2 En suite: all

Situated only 800 metres from Armadale, here the ferry from Mallaig brings you ‘over the sea to Skye’. Many of our rooms have magnificent sea views.

In an idyllic position by the water with views overlooking the picturesque bay to the Lighthouse of Isle Ornsay, Hotel Eilean Iarmain captures the spirit of enchantment that belongs to the Hebrides. is a place renowned for its magical allure and Gaelic tradition. Log es and candlelit dinners in the Birlinn Restaurant, selected for the Good Food Guide 2017, or in the wood panelled Pràban Bar, relaxed and cosy, to enjoy quality local produce and an excellent selection of malt whiskies and real ales by the eside. Regular evenings of live traditional music and song in a friendly cèilidh atmosphere. ideal location for a celebration! Ceòl gu leòr! HOTEL EILEAN IARMAIN Slèite, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach Sleat, Isle of Skye | IV43 8QR 01471 833 332 hotel@eileaniarmain.co.uk www.eileaniarmain.co.uk

The Bosville Hotel

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Isle of Skye

Kinloch Lodge, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland IV43 8QY t: 01471 833333 f: 01471 833277 e: reservations@kinloch-lodge.co.uk Open all year

Prices from: £218 B&B prpn

Charming and cosy Kinloch Lodge is a hotel and restaurant like no other. Kinloch is a truly unique place in a magical setting, nestled at the foot of Kinloch Hill on the tranquil shoreline of the sea-loch Na Dal in Sleat on the wildly romantic Isle of Skye. Recognised internationally, Kinloch was cited as one of the world’s top 25 small hotels in Conde Naste Traveller Magazine.

Portree, Isle of Skye bosvillehotel.co.uk +44(0)1478 612846 @bosvillehotel

SCONSER LODGE HOTEL

CIS - Independent Hotel of the Year 2015 - Winner

Hotel of the Year Awards Gold Laurel - National 2015

Visit Scotland National Thistle Award Winner – Best Hotel

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Hotel

Isle of Skye Sconser, Isle of Skye IV48 8TD t: 01478 650333 e: skye@sconserlodge.co.uk w: www.sconserlodge.co.uk Open March to November

Rooms from: £55 pppn Dble/twin: 7 Family: 1 En suite: all

Victorian hunting lodge on the water’s edge overlooking the Sound of Raasay. Five minutes from ferry terminal. Eight en suite bedrooms, waterside restaurant and bar. Ideal base for exploring Skye.

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STEIN INN Waternish, Isle of Skye

Inn Waternish, Isle of Skye, IV55 8GA t: 01470592362 e: angus.teresa@steininn.co.uk w: www.stein-inn.co.uk Open all year except for Xmas Day and New Year’s Day. (Best to check Nov to March)

Email: assistanceteam@calmac.co.uk

Isle of Skye

Prices from: £77 prpn B&B Single: 1 Dble: 2 King/Family: 2

Great place to stay on the way to or from the ferry to the Western Isles or just to explore the Isle of Skye. Spectacular views, traditional inn and food. Great selection of whisky. Cask Ales. Comfortable accommodation.

Open All Year Round

TORAVAIG HOTEL

Isle of Skye

FOR ENQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS: CALL 01470 532 202 OR EMAIL info@skeabosthotel.com www.skeabosthotel.com

A small, contemporary Hebridean gem offering an intimate atmosphere, attention to detail, refreshingly welcoming staff but above all, delicious, innovative cuisine. The hotel is set amongst the natural beauty of Skye, in the Western Isles of Scotland. Sleat, Isle of Skye IV44 8RE t: 01471 820200 f: 01471 833231 e: info@skyehotel.co.uk w: www.skyehotel.co.uk Open all year

VIEWFIELD HOUSE

Dble/twin: 9 All En suite

Country House Hotel

Isle of Skye

Viewfield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EU t: 01478 612217 f: 01478 613517 e: info@viewfieldhouse.com w: www.viewfieldhouse.com Open from Easter to October

Rooms from: £70 pppn Single: 2 Dble/twin: 8 Family: 1 En suite: 10

A unique opportunity to experience a historic house on an intimate scale. Log fires, antique furniture, woodland gardens. Only 10 minutes walk from the centre of Portree. Self catering unit for up to 8 also available from £550pw.

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Outer Hebrides NA H-EILEANAN AN IAR The most remote and westerly of our island destinations, the Outer Hebrides â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are a chain of inter-connected but incredibly diverse islands, offering a rich history and the warmest of welcomes.

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Overview Arnol Garenin

LEWIS Stornoway

Callanish

2 PASSENGERS FROM £5.90

Grabhair

TO ULLAPOOL

HARRIS Tarbert Leverburgh

Berneray

NORTH UIST

TO UIG (SKYE)

Lochmaddy Balivanich

TO UIG (SKYE)

BENBECULA SOUTH UIST Daliburgh Northbay

ERISKAY BARRA

Lochboisdale TO MALLAIG

Castlebay TO OBAN

From modern museums to ancient archaeology, natural wildlife to community ceilidhs, and some of the most spectacular stretches of white sandy beach and stunningly blue water you could wish for, the Outer Hebrides should really be on everyone’s bucket list. Although Lewis and Harris are technically one island, they are separated by an imposing range of mountains, they couldn’t

be more different. Mountainous Harris, to the south, is home to Clisham – at 799m it’s the highest mountain in the Outer Hebrides – and also to the dazzling white sandy beaches of Luskentyre and Scarista. The more northerly Lewis, on the other hand, is much flatter – a geology that dramatically sets off the imposing contours of the ancient Callanish Standing Arnol Garenin Stones, a Neolithic stone circle shrouded in ancient mystery and second only to Stonehenge in terms of archaological Callanish importance. The Callanish Visitor Centre will provide plenty of food for thought as to the Standing Stones’ origins, along with Grabhair a welcome cup of tea! With each of the islands connected by a series of causeways, Leverburgh travelling down through Berneray, North Uist and South Uist couldn’t be easier. You’ll feel your spirits lift in this wonderful Lochmaddy landscape of wild flowers and rare birds, beaches that make the Bahamas look a little lacklustre, and a thriving arts and Balivanich crafts community with attractions including the Hut of the Shadows installation and Taigh Chearsabhagh Arts Centre. Make time to visit nearby Benbecula for fantastic walking routes, cycle paths, golfing and pony rides – the island even Daliburgh has its own sculpture trail. The tiny islands of Barra and Eriskay lie atNorthbay the southernmost end of this magical island chain and are fascinating places to explore. Whether you fancy dipping your toe in medieval history at Kisimul Castle, Barra’s ‘castle in the sea’ and the seat of Clan MacNeil or having a kickabout on Eriskay’s football pitch, named by FIFA as one of the eight most unique pitches in the world – you’ll never be short of things to do. Of course, one of the beauties of life on this edge of the Atlantic is exploring the islands’ coastlines by boat – the sealife changes with every trip but be sure to look out for sea eagles, seals, basking sharks and otters.

Journey planner GETTING THERE Barra 4 hrs 50 mins Oban > Castlebay Berneray 1 hr Leverburgh > Berneray Eriskay 40 mins Ardmhor (Barra) > Eriskay Harris  1 hr 40 mins Uig > Tarbert Lewis 2 hrs 30 mins Ullapool > Stornoway North Uist 1 hr 45 mins Uig (Skye) > Lochmaddy South Uist 3 hrs 30 mins Mallaig > Lochboisdale

ONCE THERE In most destinations, bus services are linked to ferry times and bikes are available for hire.

SAT NAV CODES Ardmhor HS9 5YB Berneray HS6 5BD Castlebay HS9 5XD Eriskay HS8 5JN Leverburgh HS5 3UB Lochboisdale HS8 5TH Lochmaddy HS6 5AA Mallaig PH41 4QD Oban PA34 4DB Stornoway HS1 2AE Uig* IV51 9XX Ullapool IV26 2UR

CONNECTING TRAVEL Bus www.travelinescotland.com 0871 200 2233 Roads www.transport.gov.scot Train www.scotrail.co.uk 0330 303 0111

*Sat Nav may show Mallaig to Armadale route. Select ‘no tolls’ for Skye Bridge route.

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Out and about Things to see and do, in and around the Outer Hebrides SUPPORTING LOCAL INDUSTRY

HARRIS TWEED

The making of tweed is still a genuine artisan process, although the now global brand that graces the catwalks of Paris and Milan has come a long way from the simple weavers who worked their looms by hand in their crofts long before the Industrial Revolution. If you’d like to see how Harris Tweed is produced today, visit one of the three larger mills – the Harris Tweed Scotland Mill in Stornoway, the Harris Tweed Hebrides Mill in Shawbost or the Carloway Mill in Carloway. harristweed.org Arnol Blackhouse, Isle of Lewis

SEGWAY HEBRIDES There are more than a few ways to explore the Outer Hebrides, but segway is quite possibly one of the coolest as well as being eco-friendly and incredibly easy to master! Segway Hebrides offers different tours around the grounds of Lews Castle in Stornoway, starting from the Woodlands Centre. You’ll get an hour’s guided tour with a Segway Ranger, including a safety briefing and lesson at the start. Prices start from £25 per person. segwayhebrides.com

KISIMUL CASTLE Built on a rock in the bay, Kisimul – the castle in the sea – is the only significant medieval castle to survive in the Outer Hebrides. Once the seat of Clan MacNeil, you can follow in the wake of its ancient clan chiefs by taking the five-minute boat trip from Castlebay. isleofbarra.com/kisimulcastle

GEARRANNAN BLACKHOUSE VILLAGE Take a trip right back in time at this working museum in Gearrannan on Lewis, and learn about the history and heritage of crofting life. From the village you could take a coastal stroll to Dalmore and Dalbeg beaches or simply indulge in some delicious home-baking in the village café. gearrannan.com LOCAL ARTS AND CRAFTS

AN LANNTAIR

An Lanntair in Stornoway is a fantastic hub promoting the arts in the Outer Hebrides. It has a contemporary art gallery, theatre, cinema, dance studio and concert hall and also provides a platform for poetry and literature. And, of course, there’s a café bar and a fantastic gift shop. lanntair.com

Isle of Harris Distillery, Isle of Harris

ISLE OF HARRIS DISTILLERS This ‘social distillery’ aims to bring Harris to a wider audience by harnessing the island’s natural assets and creating a sustainable island enterprise. Isle of Harris Gin unquestionably captures the essence of the island through nine specially selected botanicals, the most significant of which is the locally hand-harvested sugar kelp that gives the spirit its signature coastal note. Pay a visit, buy a bottle, share the community spirit! harrisdistillery.com

Segway Hebrides, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

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HEBCELT

KILDONAN

Set against the atmospheric backdrop of Lews Castle, this multi-award-winning music festival showcases the best of Celtic music culture with a heady mix of contemporary, traditional, rock, indie-folk and world influences. Now in its 21st year, it simply keeps getting better and better. Perhaps it’s time you booked your ticket? hebceltfest.com

The Kildonan Centre is South Uist’s heritage and cultural amenity and includes a museum, craft shop and Fèis room for ceilidhs, music and dance as well as an archaeology room where finds are cleaned and examined by visiting archaeology groups. The museum itself is owned by the South Uist Historical Trust and is dedicated to Margaret Fay Shaw, photographer and folklorist, who travelled from America to Scotland in the 1920s and found her spiritual home – and the love of her life, folklorist John Lorne Campbell – in South Uist. kildonanmuseum.co.uk

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

UIST OUTDOOR CENTRE

Guided kayak outings take in a vast range of breathtaking views from sea cliffs to sea stacs, arches, caves and mountains. Uist Outdoor Centre is the only expedition centre in Scotland (and one of only two in the British Isles and eight worldwide) to be accredited by The Nordkapp Trust, the body that recognises centres of excellence in unique sea kayaking areas worldwide. Try adventure based activities and meet the local wildlife against an incredibly picturesque backdrop. uistoutdoorcentre.co.uk TOP TIP

CILLE BARRHA Take a journey back through time, exploring Barra’s ancient burial ground whose earliest graves and chapel remains lie within what is now Eoligarry burial ground. Some of the ruins go right back to the 600s and would have been dedicated to St Finbarr – however Compton Mackenzie, the author of Whisky Galore, was buried here much more recently, in 1972. isleofbarra.com/cillebharra.htm

SOME OF THE BEST PLACES TO SEE OTTERS ON LEWIS ARE THE SOUTH LOCHS, UIG AND BERNERA DISTRICTS, WHILE ON HARRIS HEAD FOR THE SOUTHEAST AND BAYS DISTRICT. DURING THE SUMMER THE RSPB ORGANISE WESTERN ISLES OTTER WALKS IN THE UISTS. VISITOUTERHEBRIDES.CO.UK

DID YOU KNOW? The famous 12th-century Viking chess pieces – known as The Lewis Chessmen – were discovered in a secret chamber hidden in a sand dune on Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831. Pool and stone on sandy beach, Isle of Harris

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Local events Check out what’s on when you’re visiting HARRIS HALF MARATHON AND FUN RUN A popular event which goes from the west of the island and finishes in Tarbert. harrishalfmarathon.org HebCelt, Isle of Lewis

JUNE BENBECULA HALF MARATHON A clockwise route through coastal grasslands and backlands. runbenbenbecula.btik.com BARRATHON Barra’s annual half marathon and fun run. barrathon.org.uk HEBRIDEAN CYCLE CHALLENGE Competitive road and mountain bike race, with charity walk and cycle. hebrideancyclechallenge.co.uk

JULY BERNERAY WEEK Races, trials, competitions, kite flying and ceilidh. isleofberneray.com CEOLAS Music, dance and Gaelic school with events such as guided walks. ceolas.co.uk

AUGUST LEWIS CARNIVAL Floats, games, food stalls, piping, live bands and a funfair. visitouterhebrides.co.uk

SEPTEMBER

HEAVAL RACE Traditional hill race starting and finishing in Castlebay Square. isleofbarra.com

BARRA AND VATERSAY ISLAND PRODUCE SHOW Exhibits, competitions and crafts. isleofbarra.com

HEBCELT Live performances on the big stage and at intimate venues. hebceltfest.com

HARRIS MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL Guided walks, races and events celebrating the local landscape. north-harris.org/festival-plans/

LOCHS SHOW Very much part of the summer show season in Lewis with displays, races and rides. visitouterhebrides.co.uk

OCTOBER HEBRIDEAN BOOK FESTIVAL Book launches, book readings and big name authors. faclan.org

NORTH UIST AGRICULTURAL SHOW With shows, stalls, local produce and crafts. northuistshow.btck.co.uk EILEAN DORCHA FESTIVAL Located in Benbecula with some great bands and amazing scenery, come and experience Uist’s annual summer music festival. edf.scot

Find out more Go to: calmac.co.uk outerhebrides.co.uk visitouterhebrides.co.uk Or visit the nearest Visitor Information Centre: Stornoway, Lewis Tarbert, Harris Lochmaddy, North Uist Castlebay, Barra

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Winter timetables OUTER HEBRIDES 24 OCTOBER 2016 – 30 MARCH 2017

BARRA

Table 20

OBAN - CASTLEBAY

TEXT CODE 20

OPERATES 24 OCT – 11 NOV 2016 AND THEN FROM 21 JAN – 8 FEB 2017 Glasgow Queen St Depart

Oban Train Arrive

Oban Depart

1037

1344

1430

WED 0800 1748 1037 TARBERT (LOCH1330 FYNE) -1441 PORTAVADIE

1344

1430 2000 02 TEXT CODE

1344

1430

2000

1430

2000 Tarbert Arrive 2000 0855 A

DAY

Castlebay Depart

Oban Arrive

Oban Train Depart

Glasgow Queen St Arrive

MON 0800 1330 1441 1748 COWAL and KINTYRE

FRI

0800

1330

1441

1748

1037

SAT

0800

1611

0800

1919 Portavadie Arrive 1917 0825 A

1037

SUN

1330 Tarbert Depart 1330 0800 A

1611

1343 Portavadie Depart 0956 1304 0830 A

1430

SOUTH UIST

DAY

Castlebay Depart

DAILY MON 0800

WED

0800

FRI

0800

SAT

0845

SUN

0800

1415 B 1245 1515 1245 1615

1441

1715 1330 1815 C 1245

1611

1441

1611

1040 Glasgow Queen 1140St Arrive 1240 B 1748 1340 B

Glasgow 1045 Oban Train Queen St 1145 Arrive Depart 1245 B 0821 1127 1345 B

1440 1748 B 1540 1748 1640

0821

2000 2 Table

DAY

Lochboisdale Depart

Mallaig Arrive

Mallaig Depart

Oban Arrive

Oban Depart

MON WED FRI SAT SUN

0600 0715 0620 0715 0715

– 1045 – 1045 1045

– 1400 – 1400 1330

1110 – 1130 – –

1740 – 1230 – –

1740 1919 1840 C 1917

1037

0821

0956

B 1340 15101825 1610 1340 1825 1710

1745 1343 1845 C 1304

1430 18101915 1910 C 1340 1825

CODE NOTE

Not on Sundays. A Check-in closes - vehicles 45 minutes and passengers 30 minutes prior to departure. Operates Monday 24 October to Saturday 29 October only. B No service 25 December and 1 January. Service operates by request only. To request this sailing, call 0800 066 5000 or C Commercial vehicle(for bookings are handled at individual Whenon calling your selected +44 1475 650397 international customers) no laterports. than 1600 day of travel. port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Oban port office on 01631 700506 or Lochboisdale port office NOTE on 01878 790218. Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry No service tickets 25, 26 together December 2 January.prior to boarding the train. For details visit in and one 1, transaction Maximum laden weight for commercial vehicles may be restricted. Check with Kennacraig www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections office on 01880 280281 ensure that you choose Option 2. For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 Forvisit information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or www.traveline.info or visit www.traveline.info

FARES: OBAN - CASTLEBAY FARES: TARBERT (LOCH FYNE)the- vessel. PORTAVADIE All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding Single

Return £14.30 £28.60 Driver/Passenger SINGLE RETURN £2.60 £5.20 £7.15 £14.30 Driver/Passenger Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £1.30 £2.60 Children 5-15 (Child under £66.00 £132.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver)5 Free) £8.15 £16.30 £66.00 £132.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) up to 6m £8.15 £16.30 £99.00 £198.00 up to 6m Motorhome (excludes driver) 8m £12.25 £24.50 £132.00 £264.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m 10m £16.30 £32.60 up to 10m £33.00 £66.00 2.5m £4.10 £8.20 up to 2.5m £66.00 £132.00 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer 6m £8.15 £16.30 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £99.00 £198.00 8m £12.25 £24.50 up to 8m £33.00 £66.00 Motorcycle £4.10 £8.20 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres Free in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

How to use your timetable YOUR QUICK KEY GUIDE FOR YOUR CALMAC JOURNEY Region in Scotland for your trip

Timetable reference

COWAL and KINTYRE

Table 2

TARBERT (LOCH FYNE) - PORTAVADIE Route you will be travelling on your journey with Caledonian MacBrayne in Scotland

TEXT CODE 02

Service Status for updates:

www.calmac.co.uk/service-status-text

Our onboard facilities key FERRY CARAVAN PEDAL CYCLE CAFETERIA

PASSENGER FERRY BOAT TRAILER TRAIN COFFEE CABIN VENDING MACHINES

VEHICLE FERRY BAGGAGE TRAILER NO VEHICLE RESERVATION THE STILL BAR GAME ON

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE

LIFT ACCESS

MOTORHOME

COACH

VEHICLE RESERVATION REQUIRED SHOP@ CALMAC

MOTORCYCLE CARS NOT CONVEYED KIDS AREA

Lochboisdale Arrive 2250 1740 1740 A 1730 1700

OPERATES 9 NOVEMBER - 27 NOVEMBER 2016

1110 Oban Castlebay Depart 1210Arrive 1310 B 1340 1825 1410 B

1445 B 1127 1545 1127 1645

TEXT CODE 37

OPERATES 24 OCT - 8 NOV 2016 THEN FROM 28 NOV - 30 MAR 2017

Castlebay Arrive

0900 – 20 JAN 2017 0925 09459 FEB – 30 MAR 1010 OPERATES 12 NOV 2016 AND THEN FROM 2017 1015 Oban Oban Train 1115 Arrive Depart 1215 B 1245 1441 1315 B

Table 20A

MALLAIG - LOCHBOISDALE - OBAN

DAY

Lochboisdale Depart

Oban Arrive

Oban Depart

Lochboisdale Arrive

MON WED FRI SAT SUN

0600 0900 0600 0600 0900

1130 1430 1130 1130 1430

1740 1500 1230 1230 1500

2310 2030 1800 1800 2030

26 DECEMBER, 2016 AND 2 JANUARY, 2017 Lochboisdale Depart

Oban Arrive

Oban Depart

Lochboisdale Arrive

0600

1110

1740

2250

CODE A

November 11,18, 25 the 1230 sailing from Oban arrives Lochboisdale 1720.

NOTE Check-in closes - vehicles 45 minutes and passengers 30 minutes prior to departure. No service 25 December and 1 January. Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Mallaig port office on 01687 310240 or Lochboisdale port office on 01878 790218. Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. For details visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info

FARES: MALLAIG - LOCHBOISDALE All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £10.15 £20.30 Driver/Passenger £5.10 £10.20 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £56.00 £112.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £56.00 £112.00 up to 6m £84.00 £168.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £112.00 £224.00 up to 10m £28.00 £56.00 up to 2.5m £56.00 £112.00 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £84.00 £168.00 up to 8m £28.00 £56.00 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

FARES: OBAN - LOCHBOISDALE All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £14.30 £28.60 Driver/Passenger £7.15 £14.30 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £66.00 £132.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £66.00 £132.00 up to 6m £99.00 £198.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £132.00 £264.00 up to 10m £33.00 £66.00 up to 2.5m £66.00 £132.00 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £99.00 £198.00 up to 8m £33.00 £66.00 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

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BARRA and ERISKAY

Table 21

BARRA - ERISKAY (SOUND OF BARRA) Barra Depart

DAY

Eriskay Arrive

0715

MON - SAT

SUN

Eriskay Depart

0755

0915

TEXT CODE 21

0810

0955

1010

NORTH UIST UIG (SKYE) - LOCHMADDY (NORTH UIST)

Barra Arrive

OPERATES 24 OCTOBER 2016 - 12 MARCH 2017 DAY

0850 1050

1110

1150

1300

1340

1540

1620

1630

1710

1720

1800

1815

1855

0845

0925

0930

1010

1630

1710

1720

1800

MON, WED, FRI

TUE, SAT

THU

SUN

26 DECEMBER, 2016 AND 2 JANUARY, 2017 Barra Depart 0830

Eriskay Arrive 0910

Eriskay Depart 0930

Uig Depart

Lochmaddy Arrive

Lochmaddy Depart

Uig Arrive

0940

1125

1150

1335

1800

1945

0730

0915

1400

1545

1610

1755

0730

0915

0940

1125

1150

1335

1115

1300

1430

1615

OPERATES 13 - 30 MARCH 2017

Barra Arrive 1010

DAY

NOTE Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 20 minutes prior to departure No service 25 December and 1 January. Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Oban port office on 01631 700506 or Lochboisdale port office on 01878 790218. For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info

MON, WED, FRI

TUE, SAT

FARES: BARRA - ERISKAY

THU

Single Return £2.95 £5.90 Driver/Passenger £1.50 £3.00 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £10.25 £20.50 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £10.25 £20.50 up to 6m £15.40 £30.80 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £20.50 £41.00 up to 10m £5.15 £10.30 up to 2.5m £10.25 £20.50 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £15.40 £30.80 up to 8m £5.15 £10.30 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

Table 22 TEXT CODE 22

SUN

Uig Depart

Lochmaddy Arrive

Lochmaddy Depart

Uig Arrive

0725

0920

0915

1110

1135

1330

0950

1145

1230

1425

1515

1710

1735 A

1820

2010

0725

0920

1200

1355

0930

1125

1405

1600

1620

1815

0725

0920

0940

1130

0930

1120

1400

1550

1230

1420

1055

1250

1415

1610

26 DECEMBER, 2016 AND 2 JANUARY, 2017 Uig Depart

Lochmaddy Arrive

Lochmaddy Depart

Uig Arrive

Uig Depart

Tarbert Arrive

Tarbert Depart

Lochmaddy Arrive

1140

1325

1355

1540

1610

1750

1805

2000

CODE A

Departs for Tarbert, arriving 1930.

NOTE Check-in closes - vehicles 45 minutes and passengers 30 minutes prior to departure. No service 25 December and 1 January.

How to book ONLINE You can book tickets online ONLINE 24/7 at:You www.calmac.co.uk can book tickets online 24/7 at:

Commercial Vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Uig port office on 01470 220116 or Lochmaddy port office on 01876 522509.

HOW TOTURN BOOKUP & GO

Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. For details visit Table 22 www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections

NORTH UIST

For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 TEXT CODE 22 UIG (SKYE) LOCHMADDY (NORTH UIST) or visit-www.traveline.info Tickets for all destinations TURN UP & GO are also available on the day FARES: UIG (SKYE) - LOCHMADDY (NORTH UIST) Tickets for all destinations are also All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return of travel or in advance from £6.10 £12.20 Driver/Passenger available on the day of travel or in £3.05 £6.10 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) our Portfrom Offices. advance our Port Offices.

WWW.CALMAC.CO.UK TELEPHONE £30.00 £60.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) Call us on: 0800 066 5000 £30.00 £60.00 up to 6m TELEPHONE £45.00 £90.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m or 01475 650 397 and £60.00 £120.00 up to 10m Call us on: £15.00 £30.00 up to 2.5m talk to0800 our knowledgeable 066 5000 or £30.00 £60.00 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m VISITOR INFO. CENTRES VISITOR INFO. CENTRES and talk to 01475 650 397 £45.00 £90.00 up to 8m Customer Contact Centre. Pop into VisitScotland Visitor Pop into VisitScotland £15.00 £30.00 Motorcycle our knowledgeable Reservations Information Centre throughout Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Team. Lines are open MondayVisitor Information Centre Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width Scotland to book your CalMac journey. Lines are open are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. to Friday 0700–2100; Scotland to Pier dues are payable to third parties for this route and have been included in the fare shown. Visit Monday to Friday0800–2000. throughout Saturday–Sunday bookWWW.VISITSCOTLAND.COM your CalMac journey. 0700-2100;

FARES: LOCHMADDY (NORTH UIST) - TARBERT (HARRIS)

Saturday-Sunday 0800-2000.

THIS ROUTE IS NOT VALID VIA UIG (SKYE)

Visit: www.visitscotland.com

All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £6.35 £12.70 Driver/Passenger £3.20 £6.40 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £31.50 £63.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £31.50 £63.00 up to 6m £47.50 £95.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £63.00 £126.00 up to 10m £15.75 £31.50 up to 2.5m £31.50 £63.00 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £47.50 £95.00 up to 8m £15.75 £31.50 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

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NORTH UIST and HARRIS

Table 23

BERNERAY - LEVERBURGH (SOUND OF HARRIS)

DAY MON - SAT 24 OCT - 12 NOV MON - SAT 14 NOV - 7 JAN MON - SAT 9 JAN - 28 JAN MON - SAT 30 JAN - 11 FEB MON - SAT 13 FEB - 25 FEB MON - SAT 27 FEB - 30 MAR SUN

Berneray Depart 0800 1400 0815 1330 A 0900 1335 0830 1110 1420 0800 1150 1455 0725 1110 1530 0830 B 1330 B

Leverburgh Arrive 0900 1500 0915 1430 A 1000 1435 0940 1220 1530 0900 1250 1555 0825 1210 1630 0930 B 1430 B

TEXT CODE 23

Leverburgh Depart 0910 1505 0925 1440 A 1020 1455 0950 1230 1540 0910 1300 1605 0835 1220 1640 0935 B 1440 B

Berneray Arrive 1010 1605 1025 1540 A 1120 1555 1100 1340 1650 1010 1400 1705 0935 1320 1740 1035 B 1540 B

HARRIS

Uig Depart – 1400 0940 1815 1500 – 1430 A

MON, WED, FRI TUE, SAT THU SUN

Tarbert Arrive – 1540 1120 1955 1640 – 1820 A

Tarbert Depart 0730 1600 1150 – – 0900 A –

Uig Arrive 0910 1740 1330 – – 1300 A –

OPERATES 13 - 30 MARCH 2017 Uig Depart 1400 1515 A – 0940 1830 – 1545 – 1545

DAY MON, WED, FRI TUE, SAT THU SUN

Timings may vary according to tidal conditions and in some circumstances may differ from the published timetable on the following dates:

Tarbert Arrive 1550 1930 A – 1130 2020 – 1735 – 1735

Tarbert Depart 0700 1610 0700 A 1155 – 0700 A – 1230 –

Uig Arrive 0850 1800 1125 A 1345 – 1120 A – 1425 –

26 DECEMBER, 2016 AND 2 JANUARY, 2017

November: 16, 17. December: 15, 16, 17. January: 13, 14, 15, 29, 30, 31. February: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 24-28 and March: 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 For more information before travelling during these dates, please check www.calmac.co.uk

TEXT CODE 24

OPERATES 24 OCTOBER 2016 - 12 MARCH 2017 DAY

TIDAL RESTRICTIONS

Tarbert Depart

Uig Arrive

Uig Depart

Tarbert Arrive

Tarbert Depart

Lochmaddy Arrive

0930

1110

1610

1750

1805

2000

CODE

CODE

A A B

Table 24

UIG (SKYE) - TARBERT (HARRIS)

Not on 26 December and 2 January. On 29 January and 5, 12 February arrival and departure times will be 10 minutes later.

Operates via Lochmaddy.

NOTE Check-in closes - vehicles 45 minutes and passengers 30 minutes prior to departure. No service 25 December and 1 January.

NOTE

Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Uig port office on 01470 220116 or Lochmaddy port office on 01876 522509.

Check-in closes - vehicles and passengers 20 minutes prior to departure. No service 25 December and 1 January. Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Lochmaddy port office on 01876 522509 or Tarbert port office on 01859 570376.

FARES: BERNERAY (NORTH UIST) - LEVERBURGH (HARRIS) Single Return £3.45 £6.90 £1.75 £3.50 £13.15 £26.30 £13.15 £26.30 up to 6m £19.75 £39.50 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £26.30 £52.60 up to 10m £6.60 £13.20 up to 2.5m £13.15 £26.30 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £19.75 £39.50 up to 8m £6.60 £13.20 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. Pier dues are payable to third parties for this route and have been included in the fare shown. Driver/Passenger Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) Car or 4x4 (excludes driver)

Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. For details visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info

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Table 25

All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £6.10 Driver/Passenger TEXT £12.20 CODE 25 £3.05 £6.10 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £30.00 £60.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £30.00 £60.00 up to 6m £45.00 £90.00 Motorhome Stornoway (excludes driver) Ullapoolup to 8m Ullapool Stornoway DAY Depart Arriveup to 10m Depart Arrive £60.00 £120.00 £15.00 £30.00 0700 0930 up to 2.5m 1030 1300 MON - FRI £30.00 £60.00 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer 1400 1630 up to 6m 1730 2000 £45.00 £90.00 0700 0930 up to 8m 1030 1300 SAT Motorcycle £15.00 £30.00 1430 1700 1830 2100 Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) 1430 1700 1830 2100 SUN Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. 26 DECEMBER, 2016 Pier dues are payable to third parties for this route and have been included in the fare shown. Stornoway Ullapool Ullapool Stornoway Depart Arrive Depart Arrive 1400 1630 1730 2000

STORNOWAY - ULLAPOOL

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Table 25

STORNOWAY - ULLAPOOL

DAY MON - FRI SAT SUN

TEXT CODE 25

Stornoway Depart

Ullapool Arrive

Ullapool Depart

Stornoway Arrive

0700 1400 0700 1430

0930 1630 0930 1700

1030 1730 1030 1830

1300 2000 1300 2100

1430

1700

1830

2100

26 DECEMBER, 2016 Stornoway Depart 1400

Ullapool Arrive 1630

Ullapool Depart 1730

Stornoway Arrive 2000

NOTE Check-in closes - vehicles 45 minutes and passengers 30 minutes prior to departure. No service 25 December and 1 January. Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Ullapool port office on 01854 330304 or Stornoway office on 01851 307470. Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. For details visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections

No service 25 December and 1 January. Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Ullapool port office on 01854 330304 or Stornoway office on 01851 307470. Combined Rail and Sail tickets are available, this allows you to buy your train and ferry tickets together in one transaction prior to boarding the train. For details visit www.scotrail.co.uk/travelconnections For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info

FARES: STORNOWAY - ULLAPOOL All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Single Return £9.20 £18.40 Driver/Passenger £4.60 £9.20 Child 5 to 15 (Child under 5 is free) £49.50 £99.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £49.50 £99.00 up to 6m £75.00 £150.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) up to 8m £99.00 £198.00 up to 10m £24.75 £49.50 up to 2.5m £49.50 £99.00 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m £75.00 £150.00 up to 8m £24.75 £49.50 Motorcycle Free Free Pedal Cycles (restricted numbers) Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate. Pier dues are payable to third parties for this route and have been included in the fare shown.

For information on bus services in this area contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info

FARES: STORNOWAY - ULLAPOOL All tickets must be purchased prior to boarding the vessel. Driver/Passenger

Single £9.20

Return £18.40

£49.50 £49.50 £75.00

£99.00 £99.00 £150.00

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BARRA

TEXT CODE 20

OBAN - CASTLEBAY

DAY MON TUE WED

Glasgow Queen St Depart 0821 0821 0821 0821 0821 0821 0941

Table 20

Oban Depart

Castlebay Arrive

Castlebay Depart

Oban Arrive

1330 1330 1330 0715 A 1330 1330 1330 1330

1815 1815 1815 1415 A 1815 1815 1815 1815

0755 0755 0755 1430 A 0755 0755 0755 0755

1240 1240 1240 2130 A 1240 1240 1240 1240

Glasgow Queen St Arrive 1748 1748 1748 1748 1748 1919 1917

BARRA and ERISKAY Barra Depart 0700 A 0925 B 1110 1545 1730

DAY

MON SUN

THU FRI SAT SUN CODE Denotes sailing via Coll and Tiree A NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles 45 minutes and passengers 30 minutes prior to departure Please note that there will be no sailing between Coll/Tiree-Barra on Wednesday 12 and 19 July due to operational reasons Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Oban port office on 01631 700506 or Lochboisdale on 01878 790218 Combined Rail and Sail tickets, which allow you to buy train and ferry tickets in one transaction, are available for this route. For details visit www.calmac.co.uk/railandsail For confirmation of train times from 21 May, please contact Scotrail on 03457 484950 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES OBAN - CASTLEBAY Single Return Driver/passenger £14.30 £28.60 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £7.15 £14.30 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £66.00 £132.00 Up to 6m £66.00 £132.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £99.00 £198.00 Up to 10m £132.00 £264.00 Up to 2.5m £33.00 £66.00 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £66.00 £132.00 Up to 8m £99.00 £198.00 Motorcycle £33.00 £66.00 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

TEXT CODE 21

BARRA - ERISKAY (SOUND OF BARRA) Eriskay Arrive 0740 A 1005 B 1150 1625 1810

Table 21

Eriskay Depart 0810 A 1015 1300 1635 1830 C

Barra Arrive 0850 A 1055 1340 1715 1910 C

CODE A B C

Sunday sailing is by request only. Those intending to traveller must confirm request by 1400 on the Saturday prior to sailing. To request this sailing, telephone 0800 066 500 or +44 1475 650 397 (for international customers) Operates Monday - Saturday only. On Sunday departs Barra at 0855, arrives Eriskay at 0935 Operates Monday - Saturday only. On Sunday departing Eriskay at 1815, arrives Barra at 1855

NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles and passengers 20 minutes prior to departure Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Lochboisdale port office on 01878 700288 or Castlebay on 01871 810306 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES TEXT CODE 37 BARRA - ERISKAY Single Return Driver/passenger £2.95 £5.90Table 20a Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £1.50 £3.00 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £10.25 £20.50 Lochboisdale Mallaig Up to 6m Mallaig Lochboisdale £10.25 £20.50 DAY Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £15.40 £30.80 MON Up to 10m £20.50 £41.00 0700 1030 1730 2100 SAT Up to 2.5m £5.15 £10.30 0700 1030 1500 1830 SUN Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £10.25 £20.50 NOTE Up to 8m £15.40 £30.80 Check-in closes for vehicles 45 minutes and passengers 30 minutes prior to departure Motorcycle £5.15 £10.30 Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make cycles (restricted numbers) aPedal commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-toneFree phone. Contact Free Mallaig port Groups 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant office onof01687 310240 or Lochboisdale on 01878 790218 port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that weSail may not be able to offer thetofirst of choice, therefore groups may notare Combined Rail as and tickets, which allow you buysailing train and ferry tickets in one transaction, always beforable travelFor together available thistoroute. details visit www.calmac.co.uk/railandsail Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 2.3visit metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate or www.traveline.info

SOUTH UIST

MALLAIG - LOCHBOISDALE

TIDAL AMENDMENTS Timing may vary according to tidal conditions and in some circumstances may differ from the published timetable on the following dates: May: 28,30 June: 23 September: 22 October: 8

SOUTH UIST

TEXT CODE 37

MALLAIG - LOCHBOISDALE DAY

Lochboisdale Depart

Mallaig Arrive

Table 20a

Mallaig Depart

Lochboisdale Arrive

MON 0700 1030 1730 2100 SAT 0700 1030 1500 1830 SUN NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles 45 minutes and passengers 30 minutes prior to departure Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Mallaig port office on 01687 310240 or Lochboisdale on 01878 790218 Combined Rail and Sail tickets, which allow you to buy train and ferry tickets in one transaction, are available for this route. For details visit www.calmac.co.uk/railandsail For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info TIDAL AMENDMENTS Timing may vary according to tidal conditions and in some circumstances may differ from the published timetable on the following dates: May: 28,30 June: 23 September: 22 October: 8

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For more information before travelling during these dates, please check www.calmac.co.uk/service-changes FARES MALLAIG - LOCHBOISDALE Single Return Driver/passenger £10.15 £20.30 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £5.10 £10.20 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £56.00 £112.00 Up to 6m £56.00 £112.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £84.00 £168.00 Up to 10m £112.00 £224.00

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NORTH UIST

TEXT CODE 22

UIG (SKYE) - LOCHMADDY (NORTH UIST)

DAY MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

SUN

DAY MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

Operates 31 March - 22 June and 3 September - 22 October Uig Lochmaddy Lochmaddy Depart Arrive Depart 0940 1125 1150 1800 1945 0730 1400 1545 1610 0940 1125 1150 1900 2045 0730 1400 1545 1610 0940 1125 1150 1800 1945 0730 1400 1545 1610 Operates 2 April - 30 April and 17 September - 22 October 1100 1830 2015 Operates 7 May - 18 June and 3 September - 10 September 0940 1125 1150 1830 2015 2040 Operates 23 June - 2 September Uig Lochmaddy Lochmaddy Depart Arrive Depart 0950 1135 1205 1840 2025 0715 1400 1545 1615 0930 1115 1145 1920 2105 0715 1400 1545 1615 0910 1055 1130 1820 2005 2030 2230 0015 A 0715 1415 1600 1630 0930 1115 1145 1830 2015 2040

Table 22

Uig Arrive 1335 0915 1755 1335 0915 1755 1335 0915 1755 1245 1335 2225 Uig Arrive 1350 0900 1800 1330 0900 1800 1315 2215 0900 1815 1330 2225

CODE Arrive following morning A NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles 45 minutes and passengers 30 minutes prior to departure Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Uig port office on 01470 220116 or Lochmaddy on 01876 522509 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES LOCHMADDY - TARBERT Single Return Driver/passenger £6.35 £12.70 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £3.20 £6.40 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £31.50 £63.00 Up to 6m £31.50 £63.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £47.50 £95.00 Up to 10m £63.00 £126.00 Up to 2.5m £15.75 £31.50 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £31.50 £63.00 Up to 8m £47.50 £95.00 Motorcycle £15.75 £31.50 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free This route is not valid via Uig (SKYE) Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups mayCODE not TEXT 22 always be able to travel together Table 22 (SKYE) (NORTH UIST) Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

NORTH UIST and HARRIS

TEXT CODE 23

BERNERAY - LEVERBURGH (SOUND OF HARRIS) DAY MON SAT until 26 Aug MON SAT from 28 Aug SUN

Berneray Depart 0715 1025 1330 1720 0715 A 1025 D 1330 1600 B 0830 1300 C 1630 B

Leverburgh Arrive 0815 1125 1430 1820 0815 A 1125 D 1430 1700 B 0930 1400 C 1730 B

Leverburgh Depart 0825 1140 1445 1830 0825 A 1140 D 1440 1705 B 0935 1410 C 1735 B

Table 23

Berneray Arrive 0925 1240 1545 1930 0925 A 1240 D 1540 1805 B 1035 1510 C 1835 B

TIDAL RESTRICTIONS Timing may vary according to tidal conditions and in some circumstances may differ from the published timetable on the following dates: March: 31 April: 1,9,10,11,12,13,24,25,26,27,28,29 May: 9,10,11,12,13,23,24,25,26,27,28,29 June: 22,23,24,25,26,27 July: 22,23,24,25,26,27 August: 8,9,10,11,21,22,23,24,25 September: 5,6,7,8,9,10,19,20,21,22,23 October: 4,5,6,7,9,19,20,21 For more information before travelling during these dates, please check www.calmac.co.uk/service-changes CODE During October these sailings may be required to leave later than published due to A operational reasons. Customers should check with local office prior to travel. During October these sailings may be required to leave earlier than published due to B operational reasons. Customers should check with local office prior to travel. Operates 7 May to 17 September. C Operates 28 August to 23 September. D NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles and passengers 20 minutes prior to departure. Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 from a touch-tone phone. Contact Tarbert port office on 01859 570376 or Lochmaddy on 01876 522509. FARES BERNERAY - LEVERBURGH Single Return Driver/passenger £3.45 £6.90 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £1.75 £3.50 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £13.15 £26.30 Up to 6m £13.15 £26.30 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £19.75 £39.50 Up to 10m £26.30 £52.60 Up to 2.5m £6.60 £13.20 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £13.15 £26.30 Up to 8m £19.75 £39.50 Motorcycle £6.60 £13.20 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

NORTH UIST UIG

- LOCHMADDY

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Singleand Android Return Click: www.calmac.co.uk | CalMac App: Available on iPhone Driver/passenger £6.10 £12.20 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £3.05 £6.10 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £30.00 £60.00 Up to 6m £30.00 £60.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £45.00 £90.00 Up to 10m £60.00 £120.00 Up to 2.5m £15.00 £30.00 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £30.00 £60.00 Up to 8m £45.00 £90.00 Motorcycle £15.00 £30.00 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

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HARRIS

TEXT CODE 24

UIG (SKYE) - TARBERT (HARRIS)

Table 24

Operates 31 March - 22 June and 3 September - 22 October DAY MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Uig Depart 0530 A 1400 0940 1820 1400 0940 1820 1400 0940 1820 1415 (LOCH 1830 B

Tarbert Tarbert Arrive Depart 0710 A 0730 1540 1600 1120 1150 2000 0730 1540 1600 1120 1150 2000 0730 1540 1600 1120 1150 2000 2025 A 0845 B 1555 1620 FYNE) 2215 B Operates 23 June - 2 September Tarbert Tarbert Arrive Depart Tarbert Portavadie Portavadie 0710 0740 Depart Arrive Depart 1600 1630 0800 A 0825 A 0830 A 1110 1140 0900 0925 0945 2010 1015 1040 1045 0715 1115 1140 1145 1550 1620

Uig Arrive 0910 1740 1330 0910 1740 1330 0910 1740 1330 2205 A 1245 BTable 2 1800 TEXT CODE 02 -

COWAL and KINTYRE SUN TARBERT

DAY MON TUE WED THU

DAILY

FRI SAT

Uig Depart 0530 1420 0930 1830 1410 0930 1830 1400 0930 1845 1415

- PORTAVADIE

1215 B

1315 B 1415 B 1515 1615

1110 2010 1540 1110 2025 1555

1240 B

1340 B 1440 B 1540 1640

Uig Arrive Tarbert 0920 Arrive 1810 0855 A 1320 1010 1110 0855 1210 1800

11401245 B - 1345 B

1310 B 1320 1410 B 1510 B 0840

07001445 B 16101545 11501645 21001745 16251845 C

1750 1610 1330 1710 2240 1810 1805 1910 C

1715 1740 SUN 1815 C 1840 C CODE Operates 6 May - 22 June and 3 September - 11 September A CODE Operates via Lochmaddy 2 April - 30 April and from 17 September - 22 October BA Not on Sundays. NOTE Operates Monday 24 October to Saturday 29 October only. B Check-in closes for vehicles 45 minutes and passengers 30 minutes prior to departure Service operates by request only. To request this sailing, call 0800 066 5000 or C Commercial vehicle at individual ports. calling your port to make +44 1475bookings 650397 are (forhandled international customers) noWhen later than 1600 onselected day of travel. a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Uig port office NOTE on 01470 220116 or Tarbert on 01859 570376 For information bus services in this area, Traveline 0871 200 2233 Check-in closes on - vehicles and passengers 10contact minutes prior to on departure. or visit www.traveline.info No service 25, 26 December and 1, 2 January. FARES Maximum laden weight for commercial vehicles may be restricted. Check with Kennacraig UIG - TARBERT Single Return office on 01880 280281 ensure that you choose Option 2. Driver/passenger £6.10on 0871 200 £12.20 For information on bus services in this area contact traveline 2233 or visit under www.traveline.info Child 5-15 (Infant 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £3.05 £6.10 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £30.00 £60.00 £30.00 £60.00 (LOCH FYNE) Up to 6m Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £45.00 £90.00 SINGLE RETURN Up to 10m £60.00 £120.00 £2.60 £5.20 Driver/Passenger Up to 2.5m £15.00 £30.00 £1.30 £2.60 Children 5-15 (Child under 5 Free) Caravan, boat/baggage trailer driver) Up to 6m £30.00 £60.00 £8.15 £16.30 Car or 4x4 (excludes Up £45.00 £90.00 £8.15 £16.30 uptoto8m 6m MotorcycleMotorhome (excludes driver) £15.00 £30.00 £12.25 £24.50 up to 8m £16.30 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free£32.60 up to 10m up to 2.5m Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in£4.10 advance of travel. £8.20 It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not £8.15 £16.30 Caravan, Boat/Baggage Trailer up to 6m always be able to travel together £12.25 £24.50 up to 8m Light goodsMotorcycle vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, £4.10 £8.20 or 2.3 metres Pedal in width are (restricted charged atnumbers) commercial vehicle rate Free Free Cycles Light Vans exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at the commercial vehicle rate.

FARES: TARBERT

LEWIS

TEXT CODE 25

STORNOWAY - ULLAPOOL DAY MON FRI SAT SUN SUN

Table 25

Stornoway Ullapool Ullapool Depart Arrive Depart 0700 0930 1030 1400 1630 1730 0700 0930 1030 1530 1800 1900 1430 1700 1830 Operates Sundays only from 25 June until 3 September 0800 1030 1130 1500 1730 1830

Stornoway Arrive 1300 2000 1300 2130 2100 1400 2100

NOTE Check-in closes for vehicles 45 minutes (Stornoway) 60 minutes (Ullapool) and passengers 30 minutes prior to departure Commercial vehicle bookings are handled at individual ports. When calling your selected port to make a commercial vehicle booking, please select option 2 on a touch-tone phone. Contact Ullapool port office on 01854 330304 or Stornoway on 01851 307470 For information on bus services in this area, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.traveline.info FARES STORNOWAY - ULLAPOOL Single Return Driver/passenger £9.20 £18.40 Child 5-15 (Infant under 5 free, must have a valid ticket) £4.60 £9.20 Car or 4x4 (excludes driver) £49.50 £99.00 Up to 6m £49.50 £99.00 Motorhome (excludes driver) Up to 8m £75.00 £150.00 Up to 10m £99.00 £198.00 Up to 2.5m £24.75 £49.50 Caravan, boat/baggage trailer Up to 6m £49.50 £99.00 Up to 8m £75.00 £150.00 Motorcycle £24.75 £49.50 Pedal cycles (restricted numbers) Free Free Groups of 6 or more pedal cycles must inform the relevant port office in advance of travel. It should be noted that as we may not be able to offer the first sailing of choice, therefore groups may not always be able to travel together Light goods vehicles exceeding 6 metres in length or 3.5 tonnes in weight, or 3 metres in height, or 2.3 metres in width are charged at commercial vehicle rate

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ARDHASAIG HOUSE HOTEL

Isle of Harris

Small Hotel

Mainland

ISLAND ACCOMMODATION Prices are subject to change, please check when booking

POOLEWE HOTEL

Hotel Poolewe Hotel Main Street, Poolewe, Highland IV22 2JX t: 01445 781769 e: poolewe.hotel@hotmail.co.uk w: www.poolewehotel.co.uk

Prices from: pppn £55 Single £90 Dble/twin £135 Family

Poolewe Hotel is on the North Coast 500 route and is a Traditional Highland Hotel with a Restaurant & Bar, Lovely views across Loch Ewe. Comfortable 13 en-suite bedrooms and suites Good locally sourced food and friendly bar , Ample parking, free Wi-Fi, dogs welcomeClosetoNationalTrustforScotlandInvereweGardens(situatedlessthanamile from Hotel) Ideally located for many activities such as Hill Walking, Trout and salmon fishing, Whale Watching , Deer Stalking, Canoeing, Climbing, Mountain biking

Ardhasaig, Isle of Harris HS3 3AJ t: 01859 50 2500 f: 01859 50 2077 m: 07765 211375 e: accommodation@ardhasaig.co.uk w: www.ardhasaig.co.uk

Rooms from: £60 pppn B&B

Closed November

Single: 2 Dble/twin: 4 En suite: all

“The food at Ardhasaig is excellent - the dinner was just delicious and the breakfast really couldn’t be faulted, it was all homemade juices and jams, freshly baked bread etc. The rooms all have an amazing view of the Harris scenery. The host is very friendly and will make sure you have a lovely stay. This small hotel is really worth it.” Need we say more! Self catering for up to 6 persons also available from £300 pw.

Isle of Barra

ISLAND ACCOMMODATION

Easy to book, individual package holiday ideas

Prices are subject to change, please check when booking

CASTLEBAY HOTEL

Small Hotel

Isle of Barra Castlebay, Isle of Barra HS9 5XD t: 01871 810223 f: 01871 810455 e: info@castlebayhotel.com w: www.castlebayhotel.com Open all year

Rooms from: £69 pppn Single: 1 Dble/twin: 6 Family: 3 En suite: all

Overlooking Castlebay, you will discover traditional hospitality, great comfort and friendly service. Local seafood and shellfish with fine wine list. All rooms en suite, TV, telephone and tea making facilities.

Isle of Lewis

ISLAND ACCOMMODATION Prices are subject to change, please check when booking

CALLANISH FARMHOUSE & CALANAIS VISITOR CENTRE Isle of Lewis Calanais, Isle of Lewis HS2 9DY t: 01851 621422 e: info@callanishvisitorcentre.co.uk w: www.callanishvisitorcentre.co.uk w: www.callanishfarmhouse.co.uk

DOUNE BRAES HOTEL Isle of Barra Tangasdale, Isle of Barra HS9 5XW t: 01899 830489 m: 07720 305506 e: iobdiane@aol.com w: www.isleofbarra.com/iobcottage.htm Open all year

Hotel

Isle of Lewis

Self Catering

Doune, Carloway, Isle of Lewis HS2 9AA t: 01851 643252 f: 01851 643435 e: hebrides@doune-braes.co.uk w: www.doune-braes.co.uk Closed Christmas & New Year

Prices pupw: £390 min £700 max Cottages: 2 Each sleeps: 6

Peace and tranquillity in spectacular seashore location. Two lovely cottages stunningly situated by the Atlantic. Each cottage has 1 twin and 2 double bedrooms, hall, spacious sitting/dining room, kitchen and bathroom. Fully equipped, electricity, towels and linen included.

Rooms from: £55 pppn Single: 5 Dble/twin: 8 Family: 2 En suite: all

Welcoming, comfortable hotel with an informal atmosphere. Situated in a lovely rural setting for a relaxing holiday. Varied seasonal menu incorporating local produce including lamb, beef and shellfish. Well situated for exploring the area, trout fishing, bird watching, World Famous Callanish Standing Stones, archaeology and wonderful beaches. A warm welcome awaits you.

GALSON FARM GUEST HOUSE

Isle of Lewis 38 South Galson, Isle of Lewis HS2 0SH t/f: 01851 850492 e: galsonfarm@yahoo.com w: www.galsonfarm.co.uk Open all year

Isle of Harris

ISLAND ACCOMMODATION

Guest House Rooms from: £46 pppn

reduced rates for 2 plus night stays

Dble/twin: 4 En suite: all

Situated in an uncompromisingly beautiful location with exceptional coastal views, offering high standards of comfort and agreeable surroundings to ensure an enjoyable and memorable stay. Top quality farmhouse cooking. Licensed for guests and non-smoking.

Prices are subject to change, please check when booking

31 NorthtoN Isle Of Harris

GEARRANNAN BLACKHOUSE VILLAGE 31 Northton, Isle of Harris t: Colin or Janet on 07765 126967 or 07796 140979 e: info@31northton.com w: www.31northton.com

Prices from: £400 pw Units: 1 To sleep: 4 Open all year

The farmhouse offers accommodation for 4 people and is comfortable and well equipped. A unique base at the foot of the famous Callanish Standing Stones. The visitor centre provides a range of facilities, including café, gift shop, art gallery and exhibit about the Calanais Stones.

Easy to book, individual package holiday ideas

TANGASDALE BEACH COTTAGES

Self Catering

Number of Units: 1 Number of Persons: 4/6 Min Price: £495 Max Price: £795 Open all year

31 Northton, Isle Of Harris, set in a wonderfully peaceful location, this traditional Hebridean croft house has been fully modernised to provide comfortable accommodation for from 4 to 6 guests. It benefits from great views over Mount Chiapaval and Northton Bay. There are beautiful unspoilt beaches within easy walking distance and mountain and coastal walks in the area. 31 Northton is also a great base for touring. Open all year. Rates from £495-£795 per week including electricity, linen and WiFi. Please note: we are sorry, but we cannot accept pets.

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Isle of Lewis

Carloway, Isle of Lewis HS2 9AL t: 01851 643416 f: 01851 643488 e: info@gearrannan.com w: www.gearrannan.com Open all year

Self Catering Prices from: £399 pw Cottages: 4 To sleep: Groups of 14 Family of 4/5

Four thatched cottages ranging from 2-star group accommodation, sleeping 14, to 4-star family cottages. From £116 per cottage per night. Also cafeteria, exhibition and ‘working blackhouse’ museum.

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GEARRANNAN BLACKHOUSE VILLAGE HOSTEL

Hostel

Isle of Lewis

Prices from: £15 ppn

Carloway, Isle of Lewis HS2 9AL t: 01851 643416 e: info@gearrannan.com w: www.gearrannan.com Open all year Newly refurbished Hostel at Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, sleeps up to 13. Facilities shared. Bookings taken.

ravenstar

B&B

Isle of Lewis 24 Vatisker, Isle of Lewis HS2 0JS t: 01851 820517 e: dave@ravenstar.co.uk w: www.ravenstar.co.uk Open May to September

Back, Rooms from: £36 pppn Dble/twin: 2 Family: 1 En suite: 2

Working croft with beautiful sea views. Our comfortable rooms and cosy lounge provide a “Home from home” atmosphere. We are within walking distance of deserted beaches and open moors, with an abundance of wildlife on our doorstep.

SeaSide Villa

Isle Of Harris Rooms from: £35 pppn Based on 2 sharing (inc. breakfast) Dble/twin: 3 En suite: all

Back, Isle of Lewis HS2 0LQ t: 01851 820208 e: seasidevilla22@talk21.com w: www.seasidevilla.co.uk

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Boutique Hotel in the Outer Hebrides. Hotel Hebrides is a boutique style hotel in the heart of the Hebrides offering quality accommodation, sublime comfort and exceptional food. We have 21 stylish bedrooms, all ensuite, with a full range from singles to twins and deluxe doubles. Our Pierhouse Seafood Restaurant has become a highlight of the Harris experience, and our Mote lounge bar offers a mix of rustic bar food, a chance to meet the locals and occasional live trad music.

5 Star Serviced Apartments A luxury boutique retreat in a contemporary design with more than a hint of Hebridean charm. An exciting development of four 2-bedroomed apartments with large open plan living area and fully fitted kitchen. Relax on the terrace in the evening sun or soak in the roll top bath. Experience slowing down in style.

Hotel Hebrides, Pier Road, Tarbert, Isle of Harris HS3 3DG

Kirklea Island Suites, Manse Road, Tarbert, Isle of Harris

Tel: +44 (0)1859 502364 | Fax:+44 (0)1859 502578

Tel: 01859502858

Email: stay@hotel-hebrides.com

Email: kirkleaislandsuites@hotel-hebrides.com

Web: www.hotel-hebrides.com

Web: www.hotel-hebrides.com/kirklea-island-suites

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LANGASS LODGE Isle of North Uist

Isle of North Uist

ISLAND ACCOMMODATION Prices are subject to change, please check when booking

BALRANALD HEBRIDEAN HOLIDAYS

Tent Pitches from: £8 pn Hard standing pitch with electric from

£15 pn

Located in the heart of the RSPB’s Balranald Nature Reserve – a great spot for seeing corncrakes, a huge variety of wading birds, otters and machair flowers. The site is adjacent to a beautiful sandy beach and is ideal for exploring the Uists. A modern amenities block provides toilets, showers, dishwashing and laundry facilities. Electric hook-ups and wifi available. Dogs welcome.

Small Hotel

Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist HS6 5AE t: 01876 500700 e: info@hamersayhouse.co.uk w: www.hamersayhouse.co.uk Open April to end October

Prices Pricesfrom: from: £65 prpn £80Dble: prpn6 Twin: 5 Dble: 6 En suite: all

Twin: 5 En suite: all

A comfortable 4 Star family run hotel situated beside a sea loch with Great views and fascinating walks through the grounds. The Lodges central position is ideal for exploring the Island. The renowned Restaurant serves fresh local seafood and Game in beautiful surroundings. Dogs are welcome for a small additional charge

Campsite

Isle of Noth Uist Hogha Gearraidh, Isle of North Uist, HS6 5DL t: 01846 510304 m: 07748 267996 e: info@balranaldhebrideanholidays.com w: www.balranaldhebrideanholidays.com

HAMERSAY HOUSE Isle of North Uist

Restaurant With Rooms Locheport,Isle IsleofofNorth NorthUist UistHS6 HS65HA 5HA Locheport, t:t:01876 01876580285 580285 f: 01876 580385 f: langasslodge@btconnect.com 01876 580385 e: e: www.langasslodge.co.uk langasslodge@btconnect.com w: Open all year w: www.langasslodge.co.uk Open all year

RUSHLEE HOUSE

B&B

Isle of North Uist Lochmaddy, North Uist HS6 5AE t: 01876 500274 e: stay@rushleehouse.co.uk w: www.rushleehouse.co.uk

pppn from £62.50 B&B £135.00 DB&B Dble/twin: 8 En suite: all

Rooms from: £75 prpn based on 2 sharing single rates available

Dble: 3 En suite: all Closed Christmas & New Year Situated beside a freshwater loch in a quiet location less than 1 mile from the ferry terminal. This peaceful setting is an ideal place to explore the Uists and surrounding islands and all its native wildlife. Log cabin for guests’ use. Gifts for sale.

In an excellent position in the small village port of Lochmaddy Hamersay house has views over the bay, village and hillside beyond. Contemporary large airy rooms and warm welcoming staff combined with the Fresh Brasserie style menu make this an ideal base from which to explore this fascinating and beautiful Island.

TEMPLE VIEW HOTEL

Hotel

Isle of North Uist Carinish, Isle of North Uist HS6 5EJ t: 01876 580676 f: 01876 580682 e: templeviewhotel@aol.com w: www.templeviewhotel.co.uk Open all year (except Christmas)

Prices from: £70 prpn Single: 4 Dble/twin: 5 Family: 1 En suite: all

A delightful family hotel, highly praised for food service and comfort. Come to one of the most unique and distinctive of the Outer Islands, to relax and enjoy what many seasoned travellers consider to be magical in its atmosphere.

Isle of South Uist

ISLAND ACCOMMODATION Prices are subject to change, please check when booking

FROBOST LODGE Isle of South Uist

Luxury Self Catering Frobost, South Uist HS8 5RX t: 01878 700717 e: westcoastenergee@tesco.net w: www.frobostlodge.co.uk Open all year

Prices from: £400 pw 1/2 weeks and short breaks available Units: 1 To sleep: 2-6

Carbon neutral luxury accommodation in the heart of South Uist harnessing the plentiful wind and turning it into heat with its own wind turbine, heat pump and underfloor heating. Free BT broadband. Views across Uist’s white sandy beaches and Askernish Golf course.

LOCHBOISDALE HOTEL

REDBURN HOUSE Isle of North Uist

Isle of South Uist

SmALL HOTEL

B&B Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Western Isles HS6 5AA t/f: 01876 500301 m: 07968 638380 e: info@redburnhouse.com w: www.redburnhouse.com Open all year

Prices from: £40 prpn Dble/sgl: 3 Twin/sgl: 1 En suite: 4

Ideally located refurbished Victorian property offering four en suite bedrooms and three self-contained self-catering properties Stunning views out across Lochmaddy bay and situated within walking distance of ferry terminal, bus stops, shop, pub, arts centre, court house and village centre.

Isle of South Uist, Western Isles HS8 5TH t: 01878 700332 f: 01878 700342 e: karen@lochboisdale.com w: www.lochboisdale.com Open all year

Prices from: £45 prpn Single: 5 Dble/twin: 9 Family: 1 En suite: all

Situated at the Ferry Terminal in Lochboisdale, a traditional fishing hotel with magnificent views and hospitality. Restaurant serving local seafood and game. Real fires and homely atmosphere. Home from home.

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ORASAY INN Isle of South Uist

Small Hotel

Blasta @ the Royal Hotel opened in November 2014 offers our guests that something different in their dining experience. With an emphasis on quality, we have chosen the Gaelic for Tasty (Blasta) as our identity. With the best in local produce available to us, why not try the locally caught Isle of Mull Scallops or a mouth-watering Prime Scottish Rib-Eye.

Rooms from: £40 pppn Based on 2 sharing, inc. full breakfast Single: 2 Dble/twin: 5 Family: 2 En suite: all

Lochcarnan, Isle of South Uist HS8 5PD t: 01870 610298 e: orasayinn@btinternet.com w: www.orasayinn.co.uk Closed Christmas and New Year

In an area of outstanding natural beauty, centrally placed for discovering the Uists, Benbecula, Berneray and Eriskay, with Barra only a 35-minute ferry trip away. Using fresh local produce, this award-winning hotel serves some of the finest food in the Hebrides. Panoramic views ‘over the sea to Skye’ and to the mountains of South Uist from our dining room and deluxe bedrooms, with patio doors to a private decked area.

POLOCHAR INN

Inn

Isle of North Uist

Room from: £55 pppn Single: 1 Dble/twin:8 Family:2 En suite: all

West Kilbride, Lochboisdale, South Uist HS8 5TT t: 01878 700215 f: 01878 700768 e: polocharinn@aol.com w: www. polocharinn@aol.com Open all year

This 17th century traditional inn situated at the water’s edge with breathtaking views of Barra & Eriskay The ideal location for discovering our islands. Our restaurant specialises in fresh local seafood, we have open fires and a cosy atmosphere.

www.blastaroyal.com www.facebook.com/Blastaroyal

Royal Hotel argyll square, oban pa34 4Be Tel: +44 (0)1631 563021 • Fax: +44 (0)1631 562811

The resTauranT is open 7 nighTs a week from 5.30pm

eat, drink, relax...

Broadford • Isle of Skye • 01471 822 616 cafesiaskye The clothes and accessories are all sourced and hand-picked personally by owner Sophie Reid, who is always striving to find exciting garments without the big Price tag. The Dressing Room stocks everything from trendy and unusual Jewellery and clothes to “hold me in” underwear. With The Dressing Rooms glamorous yet cozy interior you are always more than welcome to come in for a browse and some “Me time”. 65-67 Montague Street, Rothesay Tel: 01700 505288 sophie.ctressingroom@yahoo.com

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Ariundle Centre, Strontian, PH36 4JA Tel: 01967 402 279 Email: ariundle@aol.com www.ariundlecentre.co.uk

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SHINTY MORE THAN A GAME!

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Royal Lochnagar

Muir of Ord, Ross-shire IV6 7UJ t: 01463 872004 e: glen.ord.distillery@diageo.com

Oban Stafford Street, Oban, Argyll PA34 5NH t: 01631 572004 e: oban.distillery@diageo.com

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4 Cragganmore Ballindalloch, Banffshire AB37 9AB t: 01479 874715 e: cragganmore.distillery@diageo.com

7 Clynelish Brora, Sutherland KW9 6LR t: 01408 623000 e: clynelish.distillery@diageo.com

10 Caol Ila Port Askaig, Isle of Islay PA46 7RL t: 01496 302769/302760 e: caolila.distillery@diageo.com

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Dalwhinnie, Inverness-shire PH19 1AA t: 01540 672219 e: dalwhinnie.distillery@diageo.com

Perth Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5LY t: 01796 482003 e: blair.athol.distillery@diageo.com

Crathie, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5TB t: 01339 742700 e: royal.lochnagar.distillery@diageo.com

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THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF CLAN DONALD

ISLE OF SKYE

THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF CLAN DONALD

THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF CLAN DONALD Castle Ruin * GaRdens * self-CateRinG aCCommodation * RestauRant Clay piGeon shootinG * aRCheRy * ChildRenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playGRound * museum of the isles multi-linGual audio-Guides * 7 GalleRies * libRaRy * aRChives * GenealoGy tRaditional hiGhland estate * wildlife touRs * stalkinG * desiGnated landsCape

Armadale Castle, Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland IV45 8RS T +44 (0) 1471 844 305 F +44 (0) 1471 844 275 E: info@clandonald.com

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Captivating Tales, Enchanting Trails... Welcome to 1000 years of history. Dunollie House, Oban PA34 5TT Tel: 01631 570550 www.dunollie.org

• 1745 House Museum • Castle Ruin with Stunning Views • Woodland Gardens • Children’s Activities • Daily Tours • Home Baking & Refreshments The from

ENGEBRET LTD FILLING STATION www.engebret.co.uk

Kettle

Open 7 days: Monday to Saturday 6am to 11pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm Licensed convenience store with Calor gas, hot and cold food, ATM. Also selling outdoor equipment and footwear, maps and GPS, sea and freshwater fishing equipment. Firearms dealership.

EDINBANE POTTERY – SKYE Workshop and Gallery - HHHH Tourist Shop Open all year - Daily 9am - 6pm, 7 days a week Easter to Oct Specialists in both woodfired and saltglazed handmade stoneware pottery. We are in wooded grounds at the head of Loch Greshornish, Portree 14 miles, Dunvegan 8, Bridge 48, Uig 20.

For boat trips please visit www.sealewis.co.uk 01851 702303 / 07900 605405

Edinbane, Isle of Skye IV51 9PW t: 01470 582234 e: stuart@edinbane-pottery.co.uk w: www.edinbane-pottery.co.uk

Available onboard until 11am

Shore Road, Brodick, Isle of Arran Quality Home-cooked Food & Regular Live Music • Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Meals • Chargrilled Steaks & Seafood Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten-free Options • Scottish Craft Beers on Draft • Organic Fresh-ground Coffee • Speciality Teas & Home-baking

Dog-friendly (daytime only) Booking advisable for music nights See fiddlersmusicbar.com for details & online booking • 01770 302579

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clothing & accessories WOOL SILK T WEED CASHMERE www.floraidhskye.co.uk FloraidhSkye

Isle Ornsay, Sleat, Isle of Skye, IV43 8QR t: 01471 833 347 e: sales@floraidhskye.co.uk

Discover the 13th Century home of the Clan Maclean —— www.duartcastle.com t: 01680 812 309 /DuartCastle Castle Open from 2 April to 18 October, 2017

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Harris Tweed and KniTwear

Situated in Drinishader, Harris. We have a large selection of Harris Tweed Clothing for Ladies, Gents and Children. Superb range of bags, hats, shoes, boots, purses and many more accessories, all in Harris Tweed.

Harris Tweed Isle of Harris Caberfeidh, Tarbert, Isle of Harris HS3 3DJ Tel: 01859 502040/502505 Email: info@harristweedisleofharris.co.uk Website: www.harristweedisleofharris.co.uk

View old collections from local weavers and Mavion Campbell’s Artefacts. A view into the traditional fabric being used in high fashion in a superb exhibition showcasing designer products.

Harris Tweed and Knitwear Old School, Drinishader, Isle of Harris HS3 3DX

Tel: 01859 502040/502505

info@harristweedandknitwear.co.uk www.harristweedandknitwear.co.uk

Anthony J Barber Fine Art

Park and Cruise Car Storage with secure parking from: £7 Daily

• Car & Van Hire

• Vehicle Sales

• Servicing and Repairs

• MOT Testing

• Valet Service Large selection of

£40 Weekly

cars and vans for hire. We

specialise in all makes of one owner, low mileage

£14 Weekend

cars under three years old, as well as a large

All prices include VAT

range of used cars and vans. We also operate a

Full Valet Service Available

comprehensive repair and service department.

Harbour View Gallery

Port of Ness Isle of Lewis HS2 0XA Tel: 01851 810735

Lynn Road, Oban, Argyll PA34 4PL • T:01631 566476 • E: enquiries@obancarhire.co.uk 125 Longrow, Campbeltown, PA28 6EX • T: 01586 552320 • E: hazelbanksales@tiscali.co.uk www.obancarhire.co.uk

Paintings and prints capturing the moods and colours of all of the Hebridean Islands By Anthony J Barber. The artist exhibits throughout the UK, including RSA and RSW (Edinburgh) and RSMA (London).

Online gallery can be viewed at:

Food - Freshly PrePared

Hector’s 2 Go

Or if you want to eat on the go... The fish & chip shop sells fresh, locally sourced fish. Pizzas, pies, sausages, kebabs and of course freshly cooked chips. • Sandwiches made to order • Ice cream • Phone in your order and then pop in to collect • Open seven days a week.

www.abarber.co.uk

HectOr’s BOtHy HectOr’s 2 GO Station Road, Kyle of Lochalsh Main Road, Kyle of Lochalsh Ross-Shire IV40 8AE Ross-Shire IV40 8AB 01599 534248 01599 530169 www.hectorskyle.co.uk

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An arresting experience...

7 days 10am – 5.45pm Last admission 5pm • Gift Shop • Tearoom Best of the West Festival 9th – 10th September 2017

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Leave the car behind and travel from Gourock to Dunoon in 25 minutes. With great travel connections to both train and bus routes, getting to and from Dunoon couldn’t be easier.

“This was one of the highlights of our short visit to Scotland”

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Inveraray Jail, Church Square, Inveraray, PA32 8TX Tel 01499 302 381 E: info@inverarayjail.co.uk

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We specialise in walking, heritage, photography, wildlife watching, swimming and kayaking trips around the remote islands around the Hebrides including St Kilda. Contact Murdo Macdonald on Tel 44 (0)1851 672381 or email info@island-cruising.com Web www.island-cruising.com

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Situated on the Kintyre Peninsula, Machrihanish Golf Course is well known throughout the world as a first-class links course. The course presents golfers with various challenges over the hills and hollows bordering the sand dunes, none more so than the spectacular opening drive across Machrihanish Bay which has been voted as the best opening hole in the world. Rated as one of the top 100 courses in 2016 and the 4th best value for money course in the UK this is a must for all level of golfers to sample and gain this experience of a lifetime.! 2016 GREEN FEES 18 Hole Course: Round (Monday – Sunday) £65, Day (Monday – Sunday) £95, Five Day Ticket £300 9 Hole Course: Day £20 Weekly Ticket £80 For further information please contact our club on 01586 810213, Email: secretary@machgolf.com Web: www.machgolf.com

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Customer Information  Please take time to read the following information. It may be useful before, during and after your trip.

Tickets and reservations Reservation arrangements Advanced Payment or details of tickets held are required for all bookings. April to September is our busy period and on reservable routes we would strongly recommend making a vehicle booking; you can however travel without a reservation if there is space available. From October to March, many services run less often, so booking in advance could save lengthy waiting times at the port. Some routes are non-reservable. To find out which routes are reservable/ non-reservable check the route timetable. If you buy an island hopscotch ticket® and choose not to book all reservable routes included in the ticket you will not be guaranteed space on sailings for which you do not hold a booking. Where a vehicle is booked for a return journey and fails to show for the outward sailing, the return booking will be cancelled. Connecting services When planning a journey that requires connecting services, be realistic about the journey length and allow extra time for unexpected delays. Ferry services can sometimes be affected by bad weather and tidal issues. Rail services can be amended and traffic can be delayed by roadworks. Train timings in our timetables are reproduced from information supplied by ScotRail and are for guidance only. Always check train times with ScotRail when planning a journey. CalMac does not accept liability for any claims, losses, expenses or any related costs incurred due to a passenger missing connecting services including, but not limited to accommodation or, travel by bus, train or taxi (unless covered by EU Passenger Rights Regulation EU1177/2010). For example, where the arrival time of a train allows less than the advertised minimum boarding time for the ferry (see individual timetables), the connection cannot be assumed or guaranteed. Passengers should confirm connections with individual operators. Passenger assistance If you have reduced mobility, are travelling with young children, or with a lot of luggage, we will do our best to make your journey stressfree. If you need assistance let us know when you book, or at least 48 hours before your scheduled departure time. You can call us on 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers) or email assistanceteam@calmac. co.uk. We do not normally provide assistance at unmanned ports, but if you need help contact the Assistance team and they will help where possible. If booking through a travel agent or tour operator, and you require assistance, please ask them to book assistance with us. We cannot guarantee that we can arrange assistance if this has not been requested 48 hours before your scheduled departure time.

Blue Badge A 25% discount is available on the price of a vehicle ticket (car/ motorhome/motorbike) for customers who hold a Blue Badge issued by a member state of the European Union. The discount does not apply to the passenger/driver ticket. To qualify for the discount the Blue Badge holder must be travelling. The Blue Badge must be shown when the vehicle ticket is purchased, carried at the time of travel and presented when requested. If the Blue Badge is not presented then the full fare will apply. Validity of tickets Any ticket for travel on CalMac services issued by CalMac, or any other operator, company or person, upon whose property or premises the ticket may be available, is subject to the Conditions of Carriage published by CalMac. Most tickets are only valid for set dates – these are printed on your tickets. Restrictions may apply. Not every type of ticket is available on every route. Single – Valid on the date and route for which it is issued. Return – Valid for one month on the route for which it is issued. We strongly recommend you reserve your return sailing at the time of your initial booking in order to guarantee space on your preferred sailing. 50 Journey – Only available on Colintraive/Rhubodach and Wemyss Bay/Rothesay services. Ticket includes car and driver. Valid for one nominated motorised vehicle or two nominated motorised vehicles if they are registered at the same address. Only valid if attached to the ticket control portion. Valid for 12 months from date of issue. Ticket is nontransferable and non-refundable. Flexi-ticket – Valid for one passenger or one nominated motorised vehicle. Only valid if attached to the ticket control portion. Valid for duration of timetable period in which it is issued. Ticket is non-refundable. Island Hopscotch® – Valid for one month. Season Tickets – Are available to passengers on Largs/Cumbrae Slip and Wemyss Bay/Rothesay services. Valid for periods of one, three, six and twelve months. Oban/Craignure service valid for periods of six and twelve months only. Defaced, damaged, or destroyed tickets – if a ticket is defaced or illegible it will not be accepted for travel. Tickets which have been damaged, destroyed or are illegible will not be replaced or refunded. Receipts Receipts can only be issued when you buy your ticket. Lost Tickets If your tickets have been mislaid, lost or stolen you will need to buy replacements. If the tickets are subsequently found and returned to Customer Care in Gourock, a full refund less a refund charge will be paid.

Refunds We offer refunds or partial refunds on most tickets. We do not refund expired tickets. To find out if your ticket is refundable and how to get a refund, go to a port office or contact us at enquiries@calmac.co.uk or on 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers). A refund charge will be applied to each refund per customer application. Amendments We reserve the right to charge a fee if you amend your booking. Charges may apply depending on what you change and how you make the change. We will limit the number of amendments that you can make to each booking. Collecting tickets For many bookings, tickets can be collected at the port of departure. Make sure you allow sufficient time to collect your tickets before checking in. You must have your booking reference number and, for identification purposes (unless stated otherwise), the credit/debit card used to make the purchase. When you book we will advise how to get your tickets. Booking information Vehicles The charge per vehicle depends on the type and its length. Vehicle charges for each route are shown on individual timetables. The length of a vehicle includes any racks, tow bars etc. and any overhanging roof rack items. Make sure you give us an accurate length when you book. If your vehicle is a different size than stated you may have to pay a charge and we might not be able to accommodate you on board at busy times. Cars All cars are charged at the same rate irrespective of length. Please make sure you give us an accurate length for your car – including any racks, etc. – so we can ensure we have enough space on the ship. Vans (not exceeding 6 metres long, 3 metres high, 2.3 metres wide and 3.5 tonnes plated weight) are charged at the light goods vehicle rate. This includes the driver’s fare. Commercial vehicles Rates on application. Please also refer to our conditions of carriage which can be found on our website; calmac.co.uk/conditions-of-carriage Trailers, caravans and boats • When towed by a car or a van (not exceeding 6 metres long, 3 metres high, 2.3 metres wide and 3.5 tonnes plated weight) – charged by length, up to 2.5, 6 or 8 metres, as appropriate. Over 8 metres will be charged at commercial vehicle rates. • When towed by a commercially rated vehicle (e.g. van exceeding 6 metres etc). The combined length will be charged at commercial vehicle rates. • Livestock trailer rates are available on request. • Horse transporters are charged at commercial vehicle rates. Minibuses and coaches • Minibuses not exceeding 5 metres are charged at the same rate as a car. Does not include the driver’s fare.

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• Minibuses/midi coaches 5 – 6 metres are charged at the light goods vehicle rate. This includes the driver’s fare. • Coaches over 6 metres are charged at coach rates. This includes the driver’s fare. Motorhomes A motorhome is defined as a windowed vehicle with permanent living facilities. This does not include horse boxes and other livestock carriers. If you have a UK vehicle your V5 document should show the body type of your motorhome as ‘Motor Caravan’. If you have a converted van which we consider not to be a motorhome, you will be charged the appropriate van fare. It is a good idea to carry a copy of your V5 with you when you are travelling in a converted van. If you are travelling in a converted van and do not have a copy of your V5 (identifying the vehicle as a ‘Motor Caravan’) with you, you can request a refund if you have been charged the appropriate van fare. Send a copy of the receipt and your V5 to Customer Care within 30 days of travel and consideration will be given to refunding the excess fare paid less a refund charge. • Motorhomes up to 10 metres – charged by length, up to 6, 8 and 10 metres, as appropriate. • Motorhomes over 10 metres – commercial vehicle rates apply. Other vehicles Light vans and pickups not exceeding 6 metres long, 3 metres high, 2.3 metres wide and 3.5 tonnes plated weight are charged at the light goods vehicle rate. This includes the driver’s fare. Light vans and pickups that exceed any of these sizes or weights, by any amount, are charged at commercial vehicle rates. Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes plated weight require to be fitted with lashing points and must produce a written declaration of the gross vehicle weight and description of load at the time of shipment – refer to Commercial Vehicle Conditions of Shipment (October 2008) leaflet. All commercial vehicles, light vans and pickups based on a commercial vehicle chassis, exceeding 6 metres, are charged at commercial vehicle rates. The driver’s fare is included in the commercial vehicle rate. Dimensions Vehicles will be measured prior to embarkation. Vehicles which exceed the declared dimensions, by any amount, will be charged the correct fare and may not be accommodated on board at busy times. Commercial and light goods vehicles weighing information Commercial vehicle and light goods vehicle operators are reminded that it is the responsibility of the operator and the driver to ensure that the vehicle is not loaded over the plated weight. Vehicles in excess of their plated weight will be refused shipment. Any vehicle weighing over 3.5 tonnes will be charged as a commercial vehicle for the purpose of shipment. Lashing points (vehicle securing points) Commercial vehicles exceeding 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) must be fitted with lashing points which can be used to secure the vehicle to the car deck in accordance

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with Ro-Ro Ships – Stowage and Securing of Vehicles – code of practice issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the requirements stated in the company’s Commercial Vehicles Conditions and Charges leaflet (available from any office). Customers should satisfy themselves that they comply with the code of practice in all respects. Vehicles travelling on services between Wemyss Bay/ Rothesay, Largs/Cumbrae Slip, Colintraive/ Rhubodach and Tarbert/ Portavadie are not required to comply with the Code of Practice (except when carrying dangerous goods or livestock – see relevant sections of the code). However, on these routes we strongly advise customers to comply with the Code of Practice and reserve the right to decline shipment of vehicles without securing points in adverse weather. Vehicles travelling on all other routes will be refused shipment if they do not comply with this Code of Practice. Motorcycles We recommend that you book in advance on reservable routes if travelling by motorcycle as space may be limited. Motorcycles can only be positioned and secured or released on car decks by, or under the supervision of, CalMac staff. Bicycles, kayaks, canoes and surfboards These items are carried free of charge and will be stored on the car deck. Boarding will be via the car deck. Please follow the directions of the crew – they will show you where you can store them. On some routes space is limited and it may not be possible to store all bicycles in an upright position. All cyclists, especially groups, are advised to get in touch with us on the day before travel to check availability of bicycle space. Roof And Bicycle Racks In some cases we may ask you to remove bicycles or other items from the roof rack of your vehicle, where there is a possibility of any of them striking the ship’s structure. Check-in Importance of check-in times All passengers must be in possession of a valid ticket at time of travel. Whether foot passengers or vehicle drivers, passengers who arrive later than the displayed check-in closure times cannot be guaranteed boarding. The check-in closure times are extremely important and failure to meet these times will result in your booking being recorded as a no-show and your vehicle space being reallocated. If there are vehicles waiting in the unbooked lane and you do not arrive for the displayed check-in closure time the port staff will reallocate your space to a vehicle in the unbooked lane. You may also be required to pay for another reservation if you choose to rebook on a later sailing. Passenger Counting Regulations Under the Merchant Shipping (Counting and Registration of Persons on Board Passenger Ships) Regulations 1999 under European Council Directive 98/41/EC and enforced by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, it is a requirement that details of the number of passengers and crew on board are recorded and reported before the ship leaves port. In order

to comply with the regulations, and to ensure that sailings depart on time, the gangway will be removed and vehicle decks closed prior to sailing time. This information is passed ashore and recorded. Vehicle drivers must comply with check-in times and passengers must be available for boarding prior to the advertised sailing time (see timetables). Late arrival or checking in may lead to the passenger and/or vehicle being refused carriage. Passenger registration Please note that regulations requiring the recording of passenger details (name, sex, age) apply to the following routes in both directions: • Ardrossan – Campbeltown • Campbeltown – Brodick • Oban – Castlebay • Oban – Colonsay • Oban – Coll • Oban – Lochboisdale • Oban – Tiree • Coll – Tiree

• Lochboisdale – Castlebay • Tiree – Castlebay • Mallaig – Lochboisdale • Uig – Tarbert • Lochmaddy – Tarbert • Uig – Lochmaddy • Ullapool – Stornoway

Passengers travelling on these routes must observe the check-in times for registration for the particular sailing and be on board at least 10 minutes prior to sailing time. (See appropriate timetable for information). Each passenger must complete a Passenger Registration card. These cards will then be collected on boarding and, where applicable, the second (landing) part of the card should be retained for collection on disembarking. Other information EU Regulation 1177/2010 In the event of extended disruption to our service, in certain limited circumstances, refreshments, meals and accommodation may be provided or costs reimbursed. More information is available at calmac.co.uk or pick up a leaflet at manned ports or on board. Passengers are advised to consider insuring themselves against consequential costs which may be incurred through delays, cancellations etc. Customer feedback If you enjoyed your journey with us, or if you wish to provide feedback on our service, we would love to hear from you. Complete one of our customer feedback forms, which are available online, on board ships and at port offices throughout the network. These contribute to the ongoing review and development of our services. If for any reason our service failed to meet your expectations, please speak to one of our crew or port staff, at your earliest opportunity, to discuss your concerns. Where possible, any customer’s concerns should be dealt with locally, in the first instance. If you are unable to provide feedback locally, or for any reason are not satisfied with the response you receive, please contact us by: Mail: Customer Care, Caledonian MacBrayne, Ferry Terminal, Gourock, PA19 1QP Email: customercare@ calmac.co.uk Tel: 0800 066 5000 or +44 1475 650397 (for international customers). Complaints process All formal complaints will be acknowledged in writing within five working days of receipt.

Complaints will then be dealt with within 21 working days of our acknowledgement. If it is not possible to respond fully to your complaint within that timescale, you will be informed in writing at that point of the reasons for the delay and the likely timescale for a resolution. Luggage entitlement Each passenger is allowed, free of charge, 40kg of luggage. Due to Passenger Counting regulations this must be carried in one trip up/down the gangway. If you need assistance with luggage please ask a member of port staff or a ship’s crewmember. Instructions and searches All reasonable instructions given by the company, its employees and/ or agents to ensure safety shall be complied with by all passengers, shippers and users. The company, its employees and/or agents shall be entitled to undertake reasonable searches of passengers, luggage, goods, commercial vehicles and/or unaccompanied vehicles carried or to be carried on their vessels to ensure the safety and welfare generally of its vessels, passengers, crew and cargo. Safety on board • Passengers are requested to pay attention to safety announcements and/or notices. • Passengers are not allowed on the vehicle decks of certain ships while they are at sea. • Vehicle occupants must be prepared to leave their vehicles as soon as they are parked on board. Smoking Smoking, including all synthetic/ electronic cigarettes, cigars and pipes, is not permitted on the car deck or in internal passenger areas. Security notice On some ships there is a designated area for luggage. If there is no designated luggage area, and when you are in the terminal, keep your luggage and other personal effects with you at all times. If you leave luggage anywhere other than the designated area it will be removed, may be reported to the police and may be destroyed. Space between vehicles on car deck Space between vehicles on the car deck can be very limited. If you are travelling with babies or young children or you have reduced mobility it is best to request extra space to get in and out of your vehicle. Please refer to our ‘Passengers Requiring Assistance’ section. Car alarms Some car alarms are sensitive and liable to be activated while at sea. You should lock your vehicle and, if possible, disable the alarm. Dangerous goods Please declare dangerous goods at least 24 hours in advance by contacting the port of departure. Dangerous goods include flammable substances such as petrol, LPG and compressed air cylinders, and must be carried in accordance with Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) regulations. Small quantities (up to five litres) of petrol or diesel can be carried in private vehicles, which are not in commercial use. We reserve the right to inspect

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any vehicle presented for shipment and can refuse to convey it if the regulations are being contravened. Firearms Passengers wishing to transport a firearm and/or ammunition, either in person or in a vehicle, must declare them to the port at which they check-in prior to boarding the ship. Passengers carrying firearms and ammunition must have the required permit and be prepared to produce it when requested. All firearms and ammunition must be handed over to a member of crew for safekeeping during the voyage. We reserve the right to refuse shipment. Travelling with pets Pets are welcome on board and travel free of charge. Facilities vary from ship to ship. For further information please visit calmac.co.uk or speak with any member of staff. Consumption of alcohol Alcohol is usually available on larger vessels, subject to normal licensing laws. Be aware that passengers under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be refused passage. CalMac reserves the right to refuse to serve alcohol. No alcohol may be consumed unless purchased on board. Unacceptable behaviour CalMac believes strongly that all staff and customers using our ports and vessels have the right to travel in an environment that is free of verbal abuse, threats, aggression or violence. CalMac will take immediate and appropriate action where staff or customers are facing threatening behaviour. Conditions of carriage All passengers, luggage, vehicles, goods and livestock are carried subject to the company’s Conditions of Carriage as published, exhibited and available at the company’s offices, on board its ships, and on the company’s website at calmac.co.uk, and are subject to other operators’ Conditions of Carriage when appropriate. Support Services/Head Office Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry Terminal, Gourock PA19 1QP Tel: +44 (0)1475 650100 Berthing and pier dues CalMac pays berthing dues to Pier and Harbour Authorities for the use of their ports and collects pier dues on their behalf which are included in the fares. Fares may be subject to change if third party charges increase. Ship deployment Customers are advised that during periods of planned maintenance, annual overhauls and disruptions, some routes may be serviced by ships from other areas of the network. This may affect passenger and vehicle capacity, journey times, connections and the availability of onboard services. CalMac will endeavour to make details of these changes available as soon as possible. Disclaimer Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that information in this brochure is correct at time of going to press, all information is subject to alteration (in whole or in part) without notice. CalMac accepts no liability for any inaccuracy in the information produced.

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