Foot passengers require ferry bookings
COMHAIRLE nan Eilean Siar along with Caledonian MacBrayne, Police Scotland and the Stornoway Port Authority are encouraging travellers to make bus and ferry bookings well in advance of travel.
CalMac has already announced that foot passengers require a booking for sailings on July 16-24 due to the high volume of travellers expected on ferries for the Hebridean Celtic Festival.
Councillor Uisdean Robertson, chairman of the transportation and infrastructure committee at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said: ‘ We are delighted that so many people are coming to visit the Western Isles over the summer and we are thoroughly looking forward to welcoming them.
‘The week of the Hebridean Celtic Festival will be a particularly busy time, with Ullapool to Stornoway and other ferry services likely to be at full capacity and we are keen to avoid unnecessary congestion and delays.
‘It is essential for those intending to use the bus service between Ullapool and Inverness to pre-book with Scottish Citylink on their website or call 0141 352 4444 at least 48 hours prior to travel to avoid disappointment.’