Advised to check-in early

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in partnership with The Hebridean Celtic Festival, Caledonian MacBrayne, Police Scotland and the Stornoway Port Authority are encouraging travellers to check-in early for sailings to and from the Western Isles over the coming weeks.

A spokesperson said: “We are delighted that so many people are coming to visit the Western Isles for The Hebridean Celtic Festival and various other different events over the coming weeks and we are thoroughly looking forward to welcoming them.

“With ferries at full capacity, we are keen to avoid unnecessary congestion and delays.

“And so we would like to urge passengers travelling by car and by foot, to make sure they check in early at the ferry terminals.

“Please keep an eye on CalMac social media sites for the very latest service information.

“It is also essential for those intending to use the bus service between Ullapool and Inverness to pre-book to avoid disappointment.”