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Amended Ferry Timetable until 6 September

Yesterday I wrote about the amended ferry timetable due to the Isle of Arran being deployed on the Oban-Coll_Tiree route. I also wrote that it was the third time this year that the Kennacraig to Islay route was serviced by one ferry but when I checked my blog posts I found out that this is already the fourth time. The first time was at the end of March 2009 when the Isle of Arran grounded at Oban and needed urgent repairs. The second time was on the busy bank holiday weekend at the end of May for unknown reasons and the third time the Isle of Arran was deployed in the north to make the first Sunday sailing to Lewis when the Lewis Ferry broke down. As far as I know the Isle of Arran is designated to be redeployed elsewhere when problems occur which can become very inconvenient when this happens too much, specially in the busy tourist season.


The Isle of Arran in the Sound of Islay - Large image on Islay Photo Blog

The information on the Calmac website yesterday mentioned an altered schedule for two days. Today Calmac updated their website with an amended one-ferry timetable from Monday 31st Aug – 6th September 09. Elliott Bowman of Islay Sea Shipping told me that the MV Isle of Arran is away to cover the MV Clansman (Coll and Tiree Route) as she in turn will cover for the MV Hebrides (Western Isles), which is going to dock. Continue reading.....

Below the amended timetable as published on the Calmac Website: Further information : Kennacraig-Port Ellen/Port Askaig - Colonsay Kennacraig – Islay Service Kennacraig-Islay Amended timetable operating from Monday 31st Aug – 6th September 09, please contact Kennacraig Office 01880 730253 & select opt 2 Kennacraig-Port Ellen/Port Askaig - Due to technical problems please be advised that the timetable will be reduced on this service as of Monday 31st August 2009. Timetable operating on Tuesday 1st September will be as follows: Depart Kennacraig @ 07:00hrs, 13:00hrs & 18:00hrs. Depart Port Ellen @ 09:45hrs. Depart Port Askaig @ 04:15 & 15:30hrs. Timetable operating Wednesday 2nd September: Depart Kennacraig @ 07:00hrs, 13:00hrs & 18:00hrs. Depart Port Ellen @ 04:15hrs & 09:45hrs. Depart Port Askaig @ 15:30hrs. Timetable operating on Thursday 3rd September : Depart Kennacraig @ 07:00hrs, 13:00hrs & 18:00hrs. Depart Port Ellen @ 04:15hrs & 09:45hrs. Depart Port Askaig @ 15:30hrs. Timetable operating on Friday 4th September : Depart Kennacraig @ 07:00hrs, 13:00hrs & 18:00hrs. Depart Port Ellen @ 04:15hrs & 09:45hrs. Depart Port Askaig @ 15:30hrs. Timetable operating on Saturday 5th September will be as follows: Depart Kennacraig @ 07:00hrs, 13:00hrs & 18:00hrs. Depart Port Ellen @ 09:45hrs. Depart Port Askaig @ 04:15 & 15:30hrs. Timetable operating on Sunday 6th September will be as follows : Depart Kennacraig @ 13:00hrs & 18:00hrs. Depart Port Ellen @ 09:45hrs. Depart Port Askaig @ 15:30hrs. Wednesday 2nd September 09 - Oban / Colonsay - Port Askaig Service. Please be advised that the scheduled timetabled sailing times have been altered and the following sailings will now operate: Depart Oban - Colonsay @ 15:30hrs, Depart Colonsay - Port Askaig @ 18:05hrs, Depart Port Askaig - Colonsay @ 19:15hrs & Depart Colonsay - Oban @ 20:30hrs. There will be No 07:45hrs sailing direct from Kennacraig – Port Askaig – Colonsay and return same day due to this alteration to the timetable CalMac very much regrets any inconvenience caused by this necessary alteration to the current timetable service. Last Updated : 31 Aug 2009 17:11

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