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Inverness and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye, Scotland

15 - 27 August 2022



Travel Information

Getting to Scotland

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Getting to Inverness

There are plenty of options when it comes to travelling to the Highland capital. Fly to Inverness Airport from a number of destinations across the UK and Europe or take the train with Scotrail or the luxury Caledonian Sleeper overnight. If travelling by road from the south, the A9 is the main route, connecting the city with Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and many other towns. There are good coach links to Inverness as well. Whichever way you choose, it's a pretty scenic journey!
 
Inverness City
Inverness Castle

Getting to the Isle of Skye

From the mainland, there are three route options for getting to Skye:

A Caledonian MacBrayne ferry (Mallaig to Skye) runs daily from the port of Mallaig in the west Highlands to Armadale in Sleat on the south of Skye. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is 5 minutes (2·2 miles) drive from Armadale. You can get to Mallaig by road or train.
The Skye Bridge is a road bridge spanning Loch Alsh between the mainland village of Kyle of Lochalsh which is connected to Scotland's rail network, and Kyleakin on Skye. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is 27 minutes (19·0 miles) drive from Kyleakin. Buses go directly from Glasgow to Skye and from Inverness to Skye, too.
The privately-operated Glenelg ferry connects Glenelg on the mainland with Kylerhea on Skye. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is 37 minutes (21·7 miles) drive from Kylerhea.
Special Buses for CELTA School Participants

Glasgow to Inverness we may hire a special coach for participants to travel from Glasgow / Glasgow Airport to Inverness College, Inverness on Monday 15 August 2022. This is a 3 hr 12 min (176·2 mile) journey. Information on this will be provided nearer the time.

Inverness College to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye participants will travel by special coaches hired by the CELTA School from Inverness to Skye on Friday 19 August 2022, with a tour of the Highlands historic sites en route. This is a 2 hr (100 mile) journey door to door.

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig to Glasgow we may hire a special coach for participants to travel from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig to Glasgow on Saturday 27 August 2022. This is a 4 hr 30 min (160 mile) journey. Information on this will be provided nearer the time.

Requirements for Entering the UK

Visa requirements - you can check if you need a visa to come to the UK as a visitor and for attendance at an academic conference / short course via the UK government website.

Covid requirements for travel to the UK the latest advice can be found at the UK government website. Currently, you do not need to take any COVID-19 tests or fill in a passenger locator form. This applies whether you are fully vaccinated or not.
 
Skye Bridge
Mallaig Harbour


[End of document, updated to 9-MAY-2022]