The main ferry services from Castlebay – hit in quick succession by bad weather cancellations, the damage done when debris affected propellers and the latest “technical issue” – remain cancelled today (Tuesday April 16th)

Additional sailings are running across the Sound of Barra until late into the evening to connect to sailings to and from Uist via Uig and Mallaig.

This will allow two full return trips across the day to alleviate the backlog of traffic from the MV Isle of Lewis disruption.

Additional services from Castlebay cannot run until the stricken Isle of Lewis can move from the pier.

Calmac advise that customers booked on the cancelled 07:55 sailing from Castlebay to Oban had the option of travelling from Ardmhor to Eriskay then from Lochboisdale to Mallaig at 06:15 or 14:00.

Any foot passengers requiring transport from Castlebay to Ardmhor, Eriskay to Lochboisdale & onward from Mallaig are advised to contact the port on 01878 790218 (option 2) from 09:00 to make arrangements to travel on the 14:00 sailing.

Customers booked on the cancelled 13:30 from Oban have the option of travelling from Mallaig to Lochboisdale at 10:05 or 18:00 then from Eriskay to Ardmhor.

Any foot passengers requiring transport from Oban to Mallaig, Lochboisdale to Eriskay & onward from Ardmhor are advised to contact the office on 01631 700506 (option 2) to make arrangement