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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.
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.
|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|