BY CAR & FERRY:
It is essential to book for a vehicle crossing Telephone 0800 066 5000, or book online at www.calmac.co.uk
PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON SATELLITE NAVIGATION WHEN TRAVELING TO ISLAY AS IT WILL OFTEN GIVE POOR ROUTE OPTIONS. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE ON ISLAY, WHERE SEVERAL RURAL PROPERTIES SHARE THE SAME POSTCODE.
From the Erskine Bridge, whether crossing over from the M8 or passing by on the A82, the journey to the Ferry Terminal at Kennacraig should take between two to three hours, depending on road conditions. Once on the A82, follow it along the edge of Loch Lomond to Tarbet, take the A83 through Arrochar, over the 'Rest and be Thankful', on to Inveraray and down Loch Fyne, passing Lochgilphead and Tarbert. Five miles (8km) south of Tarbert is the Ferry Terminal at Kennacraig.
From Glasgow, using Flybe's twice daily flight. For bookings, times etc., Tel/Fax Port Ellen Airport: 44 (0)1496 302022 or Flybe reservations 0871 700 2000 (overseas 44 1392 268500). Book online at flybe.com Car hire can be arranged for pickup at the airport.
There is a connecting service to Kennacraig from Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow. Book online at citylink.co.uk
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HOW TO FIND US WHEN ON ISLAY
DIRECTIONS FROM THE FERRY PORT AT PORT ASKAIG:
As you come off the ferry you will be in a queue of traffic, so you will need to prepare for your turn-off that sits 4.5 miles out of Port Askaig.
As you disembark follow the line of traffic off the ferry, after one mile you will pass through the village of Keills.
From Keills keep travelling straight on for a further three miles, eventually going through Ballygrant.
On leaving Ballygrant you will see the "End of Speed Restriction" sign, (round white sign with a black diagonal strike-through) Take note of this sign, as the Kilmeny turn-off is exactly 100 yards beyond, on the left.
Turn off at the Brown Tourist Sign that states KILMENY 1/2 mile (Scottish tourist symbol) You will know you are on the correct road as each side of the road is partially lined with stones. Kilmeny is the White Farmhouse on the hill sitting directly ahead at the end of the road.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE FERRY PORT AT PORT ELLEN:
Follow the A846 out of Port Ellen (Northwards) towards Bowmore.
Drive through Bowmore, following the signs for Bridgend/Port Askaig.
On reaching Bridgend, continue through this small village.
Continue to follow the A846 heading towards Port Askaig
Half-way between Bridgend and Port Askaig is the village of Ballygrant. About (4.5 miles from Bridgend)
Kilmeny road-end is around 1/2 mile BEFORE Ballygrant village.
At the road-end you will see a Brown Tourist sign on the RIGHT that states KILMENY 1/2 mile. Drive up the farm lane (You will know you are on the right road as it is partially lined with stones) Kilmeny is the White Farmhouse on the hill sitting directly ahead at the end of the road.