|Location Map ( geo)|
|The Raasay ferry|
|Distance:||5.2 km (3.2 miles)|
|£14.35 (car + driver, 2009)|
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.
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.
|Hallaig||9652832||CalMac||2013 -||23 Cars; Diesel Electric Hybrid|
|Loch Striven||8512293||Calmac||1997 - 2014||12 cars|
|Raasay||7340435||Calmac||1976 - 1997||5 cars|
|Eigg||7340411||Calmac||1975 - 1976||5 cars|