CalMac extends summer Go Days Out trips

With public demand high for its popular Go Days Out trips, CalMac has announced that many, enjoyed by 14,000 people from March to June alone, will now continue into October '“ perhaps an

ideal half-term adventure or, quite simply, a chance to get out and about on the west coast.

Those trips which will continue into October include the likes of Duart Castle, the Clan Donald Centre on Skye, Dunvegan Castle, Iona Abbey and the Isle of Bute’s Mount Stuart. For those who want to get out and about on two wheels or two feet, the Small Isles can offer cycling on Eigg or a ranger walk on Rum.

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Destinations such as Staffa and the Treshnish Isles offer stunning scenery and rich wildlife. If it’s more about rest and relaxation there are a number of combined sail and meal

packages for the likes of Islay or Mull.

Many of the trips have received TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence voted for by visitors and destinations on offer regularly appear in lists of the UK’s, Europe’s and the world’s top traveller locations, including Skye, Arran, Mull, Lewis and Harris. And, there are many others which continue into September.

The full range of trips can be found online at

And, with a new Rail & Sail campaign from CalMac and Abellio ScotRail, it is now easier to beat the crowds and leave the car behind. The scheme combines rail and ferry fares together in one ticket, making it a more convenient way for passengers to travel seamlessly.

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An initiative to offer a more convenient way to travel, Rail & Sail takes advantage of easy and frequent train connections and combined train and ferry tickets to open up numerous landscapes and destinations across the west coast.

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