Foot pas­sen­gers re­quire ferry book­ings

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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