Today the weekly Summer Sailing from Tiree to Barra and back commenced. This was one weekly later than originally advertised. And this was due to vessel redeployment issues. The MV Clansman is still in dry dock! Until further notice this service is being operated by the MV Lord of the Isles. In the past she […]Read more "Barra and Back"
With the MV Clansman’s delayed return to service CalMac have issued a revised timetable for the Oban, Coll and Tiree route. The amended timetable commences on Monday 9th April. It will be in operation until further notice. Monday Depart Oban 0715 Arrive Coll 1020 Depart Coll 1030 Arrive Tiree 1130 Depart Tiree1150 Arrive Coll 1250 […]Read more "Until Further Notice"
SAIL – ONE DAY ONLY. For one day only the MV Isle of Mull was redeployed. She left her normal route temporarily to cover Coll and Tiree. CalMac is facing a crisis as a result of being a major vessel down. The MV Clansman is still in dry dock and will probably be some for […]Read more "RE-DEPLOYED"
Generally speaking CalMac has only two seasons – Summer and Winter. However this year again it has three seasons for the Isle of Tiree. Like everywhere else in the timetable there are the two seasons but additionally for Tiree there is High Summer. The Summer season commenced on Good Friday (30/03/18). It ought to have […]Read more "Hebrides Ushers In Summer"
Our journey south took us to London where for a few days we enjoyed warm springlike days but our departure from London was in snowy, wintry conditions. Thankfully the journey north was uncomplicated. Our arrival in Glasgow by train was to time. There was even time for a cuppa. Overrunning roadworks meant congestion. The coach […]Read more "Homeward Bound"
This morning our deductions were proved correct. The MV Lord of the Isles was a most welcome relief ferry. The MV Lord Isles was the relief vessel for the damaged MV Hebridean Isles. The latter had been the relief vessel for the MV Clansman away for its annual overhaul. It was a relief in more […]Read more "Relief Beyond Belief!"
Saturday the 24th of February was the first day of the alternate Winter Timetable. This is the consequence of the MV Clansman being away for its annual overhaul. The replacement vessels cannot match the MV Clansman’s timing. This year the replacement is the MV Hebridean Isles. At least it is meant to be. I set […]Read more "Construct and Destruct"