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Port Askaig
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Port Askaig

Latitude: 55° 50'N
Longitude: 06° 06'W
Country: Scotland

Ownership: Argyll and Bute Council
Type: Municipal
Usage: Leisure, Fishing, Ferry Terminal
Contact name: Martin Gorringe, Area Roads & Amenity Manager
Address: Kilmory, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RT
Telephone no: 01546 604656
E-mail: martin.gorringe@argyll-bute.gov.uk
Website: www.shipsofcalmac.co.uk/t...rminals=32

About Port Askaig

Port Askaig is one of the two gateways to Islay. Ships from West Loch Tarbert on Kintyre have called here since the 1700s and it was the destination of a steamer service from Glasgow as early as 1825. Port Askaig is also home to the Islay Lifeboat, whose station opened here in 1934.

The village also serves as the ferry port for the island of Jura, whose only road starts at the slipway at Feolin Ferry just across the half-mile wide Sound of Islay.

Port Askaig is Islay's sole link with Colonsay.

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