Guide for Days Outs on CalMac ferries now available

Award-winning ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has published its latest guide to days out on CalMac Ferries.

The guide aims to encourage visitors and holidaymakers to visit some of Scotland’s islands by highlighting the huge range of things to do and see in a day from mainland ports.

The ‘Go Days Out’ brochure includes ideas for day trips from Ardrossan, Largs and Wemyss Bay on the Clyde; Oban, Kennacraig and Tayinloan in Argyll and Fort William, Skye and Ullapool.

There is something to suit all budgets and a range of journey times. Some trips can be split over two days.

Cathy Craig, Commercial Director at CalMac said: “We’re delighted to introduce our range of great Days Out for 2014, including new and exciting day trip options, to help everyone make the most of their summer.

“From ancient castles, standing stones and historic sites, to award winning distilleries and gardens, wildlife and activity adventures as well as relaxing dinner and cafe cruises there’s plenty to choose from.

“Whether looking for quiet escapes and wild remote places, thrilling nature or wildlife encounters, great heritage and culture or easy family fun, Go Days Out 2014 is the perfect starting point.”

Copies of the guide are available on line at or at ports across the network.

Visitors and holidaymakers planning a longer visit may also wish to download CalMac’s ‘Go Explore’ holiday guide which provides simple and easy advice to help plan and book a trip to more than 20 islands on Scotland’s scenic west coast.

The brochure, which is available to download at

contains information on CalMac’s ferry routes, where to stay and things to do and see across the length and breadth of the west coast and taking in Scotland’s best loved islands including Arran, Islay, Mull, Skye and the Outer Hebrides islands of Lewis, Harris, the Uists and Barra.