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Gallanach - Kerrera

Mainland - Kerrera

Currently in Operation

Crossing Time:

Regular Ship:

5 Minutes



Vessel Timeline:

1995 - 1999: Unknown
1999 - 2016: Gylen Lady
2017: Gylen Lady / Carvoria
2017 - Present: Carvoria

Terminal Facilities:


Since 1995 Duncan MacEachan had run the ferry to Kerrera. In 1999 he had the Gylen Lady constructed specially for the service which served the island reliably until 2016. Since 2013 the route has been subsidised by the Scottish Government who also carried out upgrade works at the slipways on both sides.

On the 1st July 2017 the route came into the CalMac network. From that date Gylen Lady operated under charter until the Carvoria entered service on 5th September 2017.

Islanders cars are carried only but the ferry is very popular with tourists. Kerrera is a small island that can be walked around in half a day. Only a stone's throw from Oban the 500 metre crossing takes a few minutes and as Carvoria is limited to carrying only 12 passengers she often makes extra runs to accommodate all passengers.

The Gylen Lady is still owned by Mr MacEachan and is used for relief and overhaul cover. She can now often be seen at a floating mooring mid-channel.


Dhuirnish approaching Rhubodach

Dhuirnish approaching Rhubodach

Dhuirnish and Eilean Buidhe

Dhuirnish and Eilean Buidhe

Bruernish and Dhuirinish, Inchmarnock, 1985

Bruernish and Dhuirinish, Inchmarnock, 1985

Dhuirnish laid up at Port Bannatyne

Dhuirnish laid up at Port Bannatyne

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