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All foot passengers require to make bookings on the Stornoway ferry over the Hebridean Celtic Festival period, highlights Caledonian Macbraybe.


The ferry will be packed with people heading to Lewis for the popular music event.


Reservations should be made in advance for travel from next weekend until the Monday after the event.


Normally people travelling without a vehicle can just turn up and go but at this busy peak period they should ensure they purchase their tickets ahead of their journey.


Travellers intend to use the bus service between Ullapool and Stornoway should also booking well in advance of travel.


Western Isles transport spokesman Uisdean Robertson 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.”


He said festival week will be a particularly busy time, with Ullapool to Stornoway and other ferry services likely to be at full capacity.


To avoid unnecessary congestion and delays passengers travelling by car and by foot are urged to “make sure they make bookings well in advance and also check in early at the ferry terminals.”


t 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 to avoid disappointment


Ferry and bus bookings essential over festival week

4 July 2017