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CalMac is operating two additional sailings from Lochboisdale to Castlebay next week to allow the shipment of heavy loads required for essential road works on Barra.

The sailings are as follows:

Wednesday, May 29

Depart Lochboisdale 1750
Arrive Castlebay 1930

Depart Castlebay 1950
Arrive Lochboisdale 2130

Friday, May 31

Depart Lochboisdale 0530
Arrive Castlebay 0710

Depart Castlebay 0730
Arrive Lochboisdale 0910

Any spare capacity on the sailings will be offered to essential traffic in the first instance. Booking on these sailings is only available by calling Lochboisdale Port (01878 790218, Option 2) or Castlebay Port offices (01871 200304, Option 2).

The Castlebay-Oban ferry will operate normally these days.

Meanwhile, due to a hours of rest issue resulting from the MV Clansman operating a service to Colonsay, the Oban - Castlebay via Coll and Tiree connections on Wednesdays, commencing June 5, have been cancelled.