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Air

Loganair (www.loganair.co.uk) flies up to three times daily from Glasgow to Islay, while Hebridean Air Services operates twice daily on Tuesday and Thursday from Oban to Colonsay and Islay.

Boat

CalMac runs ferries from Kennacraig to Port Ellen or Port Askaig (adult/car £6.70/33.45, two hours, three to five daily). On Wednesday and Saturday in summer you can travel to Colonsay (adult/car £4.15/17.30, 1¼ hours, day trip possible) and Oban (adult/car £9.60/51.45, four hours).

Book car space on ferries several days in advance.