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Raasay Ferry

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Raasay Ferry
Aiseag a'Ratharsair
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The Raasay ferry
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From:  Sconser (Skye)
To:  Raasay
Distance:  5.2 km (3.2 miles)
County
Inverness-shire
Current Operator
Caledonian MacBrayne
Toll
£14.35 (car + driver, 2009)
On road(s)
A87, unclassified

The Raasay Ferry operates from Sconser on Skye to the new pier at Clachan on Raasay. The crossing takes about 25 minutes, slightly longer than the former route to Suishnish Pier at the south end of Raasay. The new pier was developed at Clach 'Old Pier', in front of Raasay House during 2009-10, and opened in August 2010, along with a new waiting room and toilets at the head of the queueing area. The construction of the new pier included a new road from a new junction in front of the old stable block, so bypassing the old lane to the old pier which was narrow and ran between houses.

In October 2013, the first of two new Hybrid ferries built for Calmac entered service on the Raasay crossing. This is the new MV Hallaig.

Original Route

Prior to the 1970s (when?), the ferry travelled from Portree harbour to Raasay.

2012 Draft Ferries Plan

In the 2012 Draft Ferries Plan, the need for later evening sailings during the summer was identified, but there is no easy solution. However, it was confirmed that one of the new Hybrid Ferries being constructed would serve on this route.


Ferries

Name IMO Operator Dates Notes
Hallaig 9652832 CalMac 2013 - 23 Cars; Diesel Electric Hybrid
Loch Striven 8512293 Calmac 1997 - 2014 12 cars
Raasay 7340435 Calmac 1976 - 1997 5 cars
Canna 7340423 Calmac 1976 5 cars
Eigg 7340411 Calmac 1975 - 1976 5 cars

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Raasay Ferry
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