In line with the Scottish Government’s latest announcement, and with effect from tomorrow (Wednesday 25th March) Pentland Ferries will operate a service for essential freight operators and key responders only. Lunch time sailings will be suspended.

This plan will be in force for the next three weeks, but will be reviewed on a weekly basis (in response to any Government changes).

The online booking system has now been closed until the end of April.  Any passengers booked to sail over the next three weeks (up to Tuesday 14 April) are being contacted directly.

Director of Pentland Ferries, Kathryn Scollie said: “We very much hope that the country will adhere to the lockdown and that we will be able to resume normal service as soon as possible.”


Travel by Pentland Ferries is currently restricted to the following:

Freight – food, fuel or animal feed suppliers only


Key Responders from the following list, however we will consider other organisations on a case-by-case basis:

Police Scotland
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Scottish Ambulance Service
NHS Staff
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Scottish and Southern Energy
Scottish Water
British Telecom
TA Representative, 10 Troop, 71 Engineer Regiment (Volunteers)
Funeral Directors


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