CalMac Stakeholder Update: 2 week moved to 4 week booking period.

Following discussions with Transport Scotland we are pleased to tell you that from July 10 CalMac customers will be able to book travel within a rolling four-week period. We intend to open this up to the remainder of the season at the earliest opportunity.

This will significantly help island businesses reliant on visitors. We will also be retain the option of turn up and go tickets, although we will review this as we proceed to ensure capacity is being used most effectively.

The rolling four-week period will be kept under review and will change in line with further changes to travel guidelines. We will continue to keep you informed as these occur.

We have also been advised from today, following our risk assessments and review of mitigations to ensure safety of crew and passengers, we can move to a social distancing of one metre on board rather than two metres.

After assessing the effect of this reduction we have incorporated this into our fleet capacity.

Moving to one metre will result in more capacity being released across our network – however, things won’t go back to ‘normal’. Although the number of passengers we can carry will increase, the capacity per vessel will still be limited.

You can find out more about our updated travel guidelines via our regularly updated FAQs.

Robbie Drummond
Managing Director
CalMac Ferries Ltd.