There are 4 ferry routes operating between Islay and Scotland offering you combined total of 49 sailings per week. Caledonian MacBrayne operates 4 routes, Port Askaig to Colonsay runs 2 times per week, Port Askaig to Kennacraig about 17 times weekly, Port Ellen to Kennacraig about 4 times daily & Port Askaig to Oban about 2 times weekly.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Islay to Scotland to get the most up to date information.
Scotland is the Northernmost of the four countries that form the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean to the West and North, the North Sea to the East and across the border to the South you’ll find England.
Scotland is a lively and friendly country, rich in history and heritage dating back thousands of years. People flock here to visit not only the beautiful mountains and valleys, rolling hills, forests and rocky coastlines but also for the experiences that Scotland has to offer.
Whether you’re looking to play a game of golf at the very place it was invented or to visit one of the many distilleries for some whiskey tasting, Scotland has much to offer any visitor.
In terms of arriving by ferry to Scotland, from Northern Ireland there’s a choice of year round services from and to numerous ports with sailings operated by modern and well-equipped ferries.
There are no longer any direct ferries from continental Europe to Scotland however there are numerous crossings to England and Ireland that get you close enough.