Late August 2016: Calmac have now published the ferry timetable for winter 2016-2017, from the last Saturday in October through to the last in March. We’re pleased to see the return of the Oban-Lochboisdale service! This is in addition to the now firmly established Mallaig-Lochboisdale route (and of course the Uig-Lochmaddy service as well). The pattern of sailings is irregular and difficult to summarise, but Calmac seem to be doing the best they can to meet conflicting demands with limited resources. Although much of the winter season you might well be able to just turn up and go – without vehicle registration, we don’t recommend it, and for some periods (especially school holidays) we recommend you make your ferry reservation as soon as your accommodation booking is confirmed.