For the third time this summer Calmac is withdrawing one of the two ships on the Kennacraig to Islay route. This time because another Calmac ship in the north of Scotland broke down. The MV Isle of Arran will cover for the broken down vessel. Calmac posted the following altered timetable on their website:
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 Monday 31st August will be as follows: Depart Kennacraig @ 07:00hrs, 13:00hrs & 18:00hrs. Depart Port Ellen @ 09:45hrs. Depart Port Askaig @ 15:30hrs. 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. CalMac very much regrets any inconvenience caused by this necessary alteration to the current timetable service. Last Updated : 28 Aug 2009 16:00
Elliott Bowman of Islay Sea Shipping was kind enough to point out the altered schedule. At the moment of writing I'm not sure if this one ship schedule will be in place for Monday and Tuesday only. When there is more information I will update this post. In the meanwhile you can check the Calmac Service Page for any updates/changes.