CalMac ferry services are disrupted today as high winds are forecast – with sailing time changes and cancellations on many island routes.
Today, Monday October 16th, the 1pm sailing from Eriskay to Ardmhor (Sound of Barra) has been brought forward to 12noon, with travellers asked to check in no later than 11.40am.
The Castlebay to Oban ferry service has been cancelled completely today due to impending weather forecast of strong gale force winds.
The 1.30pm sailing from Berneray on the Sound of Harris ferry route will also depart now at 12 noon instead; and the 2.40pm sailing from Leverburgh will depart at 1.10pm.
There is also a heightened possibility of disruption to the 4pm Berneray ferry and the 5.05pm ferry from Leverburgh.
On the Lochmaddy to Uig (Skye) CalMac route, the 6pm sailing from Uig to Lochmaddy is on hold today, delayed until 5.15am tomorrow (Tuesday, October 17th).
And high winds due have resulted in the Mallaig-Lochboisdale 5.30pm sailing being brought forward to 10.30am today.
The Harris ferry, Tarbert to Uig, has also been cancelled for today (Monday, October 16th), due to strong easterly winds forecast; and all affected customers are advise to call and re-book their travel.
And the Stornoway to Ullapool CalMac passenger ferry is operating on yellow ‘Be Aware’ service with a heightened possibility of disruption to the 2pm sailing from Stornoway and the 5.30pm sailing from Ullapool.
To keep up to date with ferry changes, visit www.calmac.co.uk/service-status