High winds and heavy seas are affecting ferry services throughout the southern Hebrides today (Sunday December 29th).

The Oban-Castlebay and Mallaig/Oban-Conchoidal services are cancelled for the remainder of today.

Between Uig in Skye, Tarbert, and and Lochmaddy, an amended timetable will operate, as follows:

  • Tarbert - Lochmaddy-Uig 11:45 (Delayed 09:00)
  • Lochmaddy - Uig 14:00 (Delayed 11:15)
  • Uig - Lochmaddy-Tarbert 16:15 (Delayed 14:30)
  • Lochmaddy - Tarbert 18:15 (Delayed 16:30)

On the Berneray - Leverburgh (Sound of Harris) link, the 08:30 sailing from Berneray and the 09:35 sailing from Leverburgh were cancelled. There is to be a review at 12:00 for the remaining sailings.

On the Ardmhor (Barra) - Eriskay (Sound of Barra) crossing, the 0845 sailing from Ardmhor and the 0930 sailing from Eriskay will run as timetabled, but the 1630 sailing from Ardmhor will now depart at 1400 and the 1720 sailing from Eriskay will now depart at 1445.

Also on that run, because of an issue with the vessel’s ramps, sailings will be operating single-ended until further notice. As a result, CalMac are unable to carry articulated lorries on that crossing and vehicles may be required to reverse onto the vessel.