With the introduction of restricted passenger numbers last summer, CalMac began retaining 20% of passenger spaces on every Craignure-Oban sailing for ‘turn-up-and-go’ sales. This was intended as a way to make sure that local and last-minute travellers were not denied a space.
Transport Scotland and CalMac have reviewed this policy in advance of summer demand taking off, and they have decided to reduce the retention to FOUR passenger spaces on every sailing. This is obviously a big reduction, but is apparently in line with last year’s demand. We have also been assured that if four spaces proves to be inadequate, the number will be increased.
So the message is – don’t rely on last-minute space, and whenever possible buy your tickets in advance.
If you have an urgent medical need to travel, CalMac will always accommodate you. Additional space will also continue to be reserved for children travelling to and from Oban High School on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons.
If you experience problems travelling due to this change, please email us, so we have evidence of the need to increase the limit, should it be needed.