On 8 September this year, the new ferry MV Loch Seaforth will arrive in Stornoway. She is due to take over from the current vessel, MV Isle of Lewis at
a later stage. As the new ferry is larger, and has a greater capacity
for vehicles, the marshalling and carparking areas around the ferry
terminal have to be enlarged. Works will commence, and those involved in
the construction (like the contractors, Calmac and police) ask the
public for patience. This article on the Stornoway Gazette website will outline the impact in the interim.
The main points for the next few weeks:
Staff and long-stay carpark has closed
Carpark at pier no 1 will be closed from 18 April
Ferry will dock at pier no 1 from 5 May
Detailed plans are on display in Stornoway ferry terminal, in the bay to the left of the entrance from the carpark.