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Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries - Calmac.
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About Ullapool Ferry
It took a couple more decades for the long distance fishing fleets from eastern Scotland and beyond to discover Ullapool's benefits as a safe
anchorage on the western side of the country.
Since then, though the fortunes of the Scottish fishing fleet have ebbed and flowed, fishing has remained at the heart of the economy of the town. A particular feature over many years has been the use of Loch Broom by factory ships sailing from Russia and Eastern Europe: this can add a very cosmopolitan air to the town.
Ullapool offers some very nice pubs, including the Ferry Boat Inn. It also has a range of shops from the smallest right up to a well-stocked supermarket: anyone on a self catering holiday is sure to be visiting the latter at some point during their stay.
Ullapool is the main terminus for the ferry to Stornoway, so the MV Isle of Lewis is a frequent visitor. The ferry port offices have recently moved to the attractive new building on the pier, but the vehicle parking area remains the remarkably effective arrangement of concentric lanes right in the heart of the town opposite the ferry port berth.
The main route to the north end of the Western Isles is by car ferry linking Ullapool port with Stornoway. Caledonian MacBrayne operates ferry services from Stornoway to Ullapool, with a journey time of 2 hours and 40 minutes. Ferries operate twice daily Mondays through Saturdays, with no ferry service on Sundays. Departure times vary during high and low season. Passengers can check-in 30 minutes prior to departure and vehicles need to check-in 45 minutes prior to departure.
The ferry used on the Stornoway to Ullapool ferry crossing is the "Isle of Lewis". This is the largest ship in the CalMac fleet and it was built on the Clyde in 1995. The Isle of Lewis is capable of carrying up to 970 passengers and 123 cars. The interior is well appointed and spacious, with a large cafeteria and an observation lounge that comes complete with a display screen showing the ship's position. The Isle of Lewis is especially well served by deck areas available to passengers. This includes a large rear deck complete with a considerable number of seats. Although much of the route crosses the Minch, the deck areas afford really excellent views of Lewis at one end of the crossing and the North West Highlands at the other. Disabled passengers are catered for aboard the ferry by the helpful crew, though passengers are advised to inform staff of any special needs when making their reservation.
Caledonian MacBrayne serve 22 islands and 4 peninsulas spread over the West Coast of Scotland, each with their own unique qualities and features: Arran, Barra, Coll, Colonsay, Harris, Islay, Lewis, Mull, North Uist, Skye, South Uist, Tiree.