Uig - North Uist Ferry

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Uig - North Uist Ferry
Aiseag Uige - Uibhist a Tuath
Location Map
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Uig Pier
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From: Uig (Skye)
To: Lochmaddy (North Uist)
Current Operator
Caledonian MacBrayne
Toll
£34.40 (Car+driver, 2013)
On road(s)
A87, A865


History

Uig has only really developed as a ferry port since the advent of roll on - roll off ferries. Before that, steamers sailed from Oban, Mallaig and Kyle of Lochalsh, calling at Portree and Stornoway as well as the smaller ports such as Tarbert and Lochmaddy. Today, however, the easiest and shortest crossing to the Uists is probably Uig to Lochmaddy.

Crossing

The ferry that serves Lochmaddy is the same one which runs the Uig-Harris Ferry service, and in the winter there is occasionally a triangular journey. However, for the most part there are 3 crossing a day (2 out and one back, or vice-versa). The crossing takes about an hour and 45 minutes, and offers a spectacular approach to North Uist, weaving through the rocky islets and alien landscape of North Uist as it approaches Lochmaddy.

The ferry used on the service is the MV Hebrides, which can carry nearly 100 cars.

Ferries

Name IMO Operator Dates Notes
Hebrides 9211975 Calmac 2001-present 98 cars
Hebridean Isles 8404812 Calmac 1985-2001 62 cars
Hebrides 6401165 Calmac 1964-1985 Car Hoist


Links



Uig - North Uist Ferry
JunctionsUig
PlacesLoch nam Madadh • Uig
Related Pictures
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Other nearby roads
UigA855 • A856 • A87 • C1225 (Highland)
UistA865 • A867 • A888 • B888 • B889 (Barra) • B889 (South Uist) • B890 • B891 • B891 (North Uist) • B892 • B892 (North Uist) • B893 • B893 (Tigharry - Clachan) • B894 • C89 (Eilean Siar)
Crossings to and within the Western Isles
To the IslesBarra Ferry • Lochboisdale Ferry • Uig - North Uist Ferry • Uig-Harris Ferry • Lewis Ferry
Within the IslesVatersay Causeway • Sound of Barra Ferry • Eriskay Causeway • Loch Bee Causeway • South Ford Causeway • North Ford Causeway • Baleshare Causeway • Berneray Causeway • Sound of Harris Ferry • Seilebost Causeway • Scalpay Bridge • Great Bernera Bridge
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