Kennacraig (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann na Creige) is a hamlet situated on West Loch Tarbert, a five miles (eight kilometres) southwest of Tarbert on the Kintyre peninsula, Argyll and Bute, in the west of Scotland.[1]

The Caledonian MacBrayne ferry MV Hebridean Isles arriving at Kennacraig.
Kennacraig is located in Argyll and Bute
Location within Argyll and Bute
OS grid referenceNR 82400 62130
Council area
  • Argyll and Bute
Lieutenancy area
  • Argyll and Bute
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTARBERT
Postcode districtPA29
Dialling code01880
UK Parliament
  • Argyll and Bute
Scottish Parliament
  • Argyll and Bute
List of places
55°48′12″N 5°28′25″W / 55.803296°N 5.4736237°W / 55.803296; -5.4736237

Ferry terminal edit

Kennacraig to Islay ferry

Caledonian MacBrayne ferries sail from the terminal, on the rocky islet Eilean Ceann na Creige, to Port Ellen or Port Askaig on Islay, and also to Colonsay during the summer season.[2]

Western Ferries started a car ferry to Islay from 7 April 1968[3] and CalMac took over in 1978, having previously used West Loch Tarbert.

Preceding station   Ferry   Following station
Terminus   Caledonian MacBrayne
Islay Ferry
  Port Ellen
    Port Askaig

References edit

  1. ^ "Kennacraig". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Kennacraig - Port Ellen / Port Askaig Crossing". Archived from the original on 9 November 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Islay Ferry - Past and Present". 7 April 1968. Retrieved 5 June 2015.

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