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Tobermory Ferry

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Tobermory Ferry
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From:  Kilchoan (Ardnamurchan)
To:  Tobermory (Mull)
County
Argyll
Current Operator
Caledonian MacBrayne
Toll
£26.25 (Car+driver, 2009)
On road(s)
B8007, A848

History

In the past, Steamer services out of Oban would stop at Salen and Tobermory on their way to the Western Isles. However, with the arrival of fast, modern car ferries, the Mull crossing was transferred to Craignure, a much shorter route.

Crossing

Taking just thirty five minutes, the MV Loch Linnhe can take about a dozen cars and runs a six day service throughout the year, albeit with a few extra sailings and Sundays added in the summer months. The Pier at Kilchoan is on a spur of the B8007, while Tobermory Pier is right at the end of the A848 as it curves round the pretty harbour.

There is also a passenger only service which connects Drimnin on Morvern and Glen Borrodale on Ardnamurchan to Tobermory, although the service only operates once or twice a week.

2012 Draft Ferries Plan

In late 2011 the Scottish Government released the draft ferries plan for the coming 10 years. This suggests that the low number of vehicles carried via Tobermory (c5000 pa) means that a vehicular ferry is ultimately uneconomic. The resulting proposal is that the ferry be replaced with a passenger only service. However, this has caused a lot of debate, particularly on the Kilchoan side where a substantial number of the cars on the service are tourists, who it is percieved may be put off from visiting Ardnamurchan whilst on Mull. The final outcome remains to be seen.

Ferries

Name IMO Operator Dates Notes
Loch Tarbert 9039389 Caledonian MacBrayne ? - present (2018) 17 cars
Loch Linnhe 8512308 Caledonian MacBrayne 1998-? (Summer service) 12 cars
Raasay 7340435 Caledonian MacBrayne 2003-? (Winter service) 5 cars
Eigg 7340411 Caledonian MacBrayne 1996-1998 5 cars




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