Despite their remoteness, the Islands are easily accessible by both sea and air transport.
And now we have RET (Road Equivalent Tariff) which has reduced ferry fares by 40%. See CalMac’s website www.calmac.co.uk
The Islands by Air:
There are daily scheduled flights by British Airways to Stornoway from London, Birmingham and Manchester via Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.
www.britishairways.com or telephone 0344 493 0787.
Car or van hire available from Mackinnon Self Drive www.mackinnonselfdrive.co.uk
Stornoway to South Harris is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes by car.
The Islands by Sea:
The toll free bridge from mainland Scotland to the Isle of Skye has greatly improved the road journey to Uig in the north of the Isle of Skye from where" The Hebridean Isles", the Cal-Mac roll on-roll off car ferry sails to Tarbert, Harris. A drive of 20 minutes takes you to Obbe Fishings. The MS "Loch Fortain" car ferry now connects N.Uist direct to Leverburgh.
Details from Cal Mac Ltd, The Ferry Terminal, Gourock, PAl9 1QP www.calmac.co.uk 0800 066 5000 or fax 01859 502444.
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