The Western Isles' CalMac ferries are expected to be extra busy this week with the HebCelt Fest bringing many visitors to the isles

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, in partnership with The Hebridean Celtic Festival, Caledonian MacBrayne, Police Scotland and the Stornoway Port Authority, are encouraging travellers to check-in early for sailings to and from the Western Isles over the coming weeks.

A spokesperson said: “We are delighted that so many people are coming to visit the Western Isles for The Hebridean Celtic Festival and various other different events over the coming weeks and we are thoroughly looking forward to welcoming them. 


“With ferries at full capacity, we are keen to avoid unnecessary congestion and delays and we would urge passengers travelling by car and by foot, to make sure they check in early at the ferry terminals. 

“Please keep an eye on CalMac social media sites for the very latest service information.”

They added: “It is also essential for those intending to use the bus service between Ullapool and Inverness to pre-book to avoid disappointment.”