Join us for a 3-ferries excursion to Port Askaig and Colonsay!

Finlaggan powering her way down the Sound of Islay. Copyright Elliott Bowman

CRSC has organised an attractive ‘coach and cruise’ trip to Islay and Colonsay for Saturday 27 October, and you are invited to join us on a first-come, first-served basis (including non-members).

This is a great opportunity for those living in the central belt and further south not only to do a ‘there-and-back’ Hebridean sea trip in a single day, but to enjoy it in the company of like-minded enthusiasts — one of the great bonuses of being a member or friend of CRSC.

Berthing at Port Askaig — view from the open deck area in front of the bridge. Copyright CRSC

We will leave from Bishopton Railway Station near Glasgow (ample free parking) at 0800 and head for Kennacraig via the McInroy’s Point/Hunter’s Quay and Portavadie/Tarbert ferry crossings. There will be a short stop in Tarbert.

We then take the 1300 sailing by MV Finlaggan to Port Askaig and on to Colonsay (1615/1630), before retracing our steps to Kennacraig, and back to Bishopton by road (expected arrival 2230).

The cost of the trip includes a two-course meal with tea/coffee in the Mariners restaurant on MV Finlaggan.

To book your place, click here.

We recommend that you reserve a place as soon as possible, as this trip is likely to sell out.

The all-in price for CRSC members is £48.50. Non-members pay £53.50, but if you join CRSC now for the introductory rate of £10 (click here), you will receive the members’ cruise discount straightaway.

MV Finlaggan is recognised as one of the most commodious of CalMac’s big ferries, with comfortable lounges and plenty of open deck space offering magnificent panoramas — including a forward viewing point in front of the bridge (grandstand views of the Paps of Jura and the fierce tidal flows in the Sound of Islay).

We look forward to seeing you on 27 October!

Finlaggan arriving at Port Askaig en route to Colonsay, with the Jura ferry in the foreground. Copyright CRSC

Published on 29 September 2018