Vis­i­tors urged to plan ahead

The Oban Times - - News -

VIS­I­TORS to the West­ern Isles are be­ing ad­vised to book their trans­port well in ad­vance this sum­mer.

Ferry op­er­a­tor CalMac has an­nounced foot pas­sen­gers re­quire a book­ing from Sun­day July 16 to Mon­day July 24 be­cause of the high vol­ume of pas­sen­gers ex­pected on fer­ries for the He­bridean Celtic Fes­ti­val.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Po­lice Scot­land and the Stornoway Port Au­thor­ity are en­cour­ag­ing trav­ellers to make bus and ferry book­ings well in ad­vance of travel.

Coun­cil­lor Uis­dean Robert­son, chair­man of the trans­porta­tion and in­fra­struc­ture com­mit­tee at the West­ern Isles Coun­cil, said: ‘ We are de­lighted 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. We would urge pas­sen­gers trav­el­ling by car and by foot to make sure they make book­ings well in ad­vance and also check in early at the ferry ter­mi­nals.

‘It is also 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.’

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