Bad weather rising up to storm force is causing ferry disruptions over the weekend.
The MV will be stuck in port on Sunday with cancellations across the Lochmaddy and
Last night’s and this morning’s sailings for Tarbert were cancelled. The early Lochmaddy
run was also put off.
The MV Isle of Lewis is making a special overnight sailing on Saturday after other
runs were cancelled by rough seas. She departs Barra at 11pm tonight and aims to
leave Oban at 4.30am in the morning.
The ferry could not sail yesterday due to bad weather and conditions had not improved
for an additional run planned for this morning.
The ship will now take advantage of a slight lull between two weather fronts, aiming
to be berthed back in Castlebay before storm force winds hit.
All sailings on the Sound of Barra route are cancelled today. Sunday is looking doubtful
though there is a chance of a run in the early morning. The ferry plans to sail early
at 7.15am - before conditions worsen again. The planned departure from Eriskay is
The MV Lord of the Isles intends a delayed sailing from Lochboisdale this afternoon
and will head back from Oban at 11.30pm. All sailings on the route are cancelled
The Stornoway ferry service is on yellow alert on Sunday. Her freight run is also
liable to cancellation.