There are 4 ferry routes operating between Scotland and Islay offering you combined total of 41 sailings per week. Caledonian MacBrayne operates 4 routes, Kennacraig to Port Askaig runs 3 times per day, Kennacraig to Port Ellen about 16 times weekly, Colonsay to Port Askaig about 2 times weekly & Oban to Port Askaig 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 Scotland to Islay to get the most up to date information.
Scotland is the northernmost country in the United Kingdom, occupying the Northern third of the land, sharing a border with England to the South.
Scotland is a beautiful country well-known for its dramatic scenery of mountains and rugged coastlines, with the natural scenes of the Highlands as a top winner.
The Scottish climate tends to be very changeable, but even though the sun might not always shine, the warm welcome from the wonderful diversity of landscapes attracts many visitors.
If you’re heading away from Scotland by ferry then Northern Ireland is easily accessible with a choice of routes and ferry companies. Travelling from the Scottish mainland to the Orkney, Shetland or any of the destinations off Scotland’s west coast is more convenient than ever before and you’ll get to take in some of the most spectacular coastlines and landscapes in the UK while you sail too.
The direct route to the continent is no longer available, but there are numerous routes from Northern England to use instead.