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Latitude: 56° 16'N
Longitude: 05° 37'W
Country: Scotland

Ownership: Argyll and Bute Council
Type: Municipal
Usage: Fishing, Ferry Terminal
Contact name: Neil Brown
Address: Cuan Ferry, Isle of Seil, By Oban, Argyll, PA34 4RB
Telephone no: 01852 300 258
E-mail: neil.brown@argyll-bute.gov.uk

About Cuan

The Council-operated vehicle ferry across the narrow Cuan Sound takes just five minutes, a distance of 285 metres. The MV Belnahua can carry up to six cars and 40 passengers in summer. This is reduced to 33 passengers in winter. Vehicles are loaded and discharged via a side ramp. Additional Sunday and evening sailings are provided by the passenger launch ML Torsa.

A replacement ro/ro vessel is currently under consideration in order to be able to carry more cargo; bow and stern ramps will be required.

The slipway at Cuan is in need of replacement; funding has been secured through the Council's Public Transport Fund. A fixed link has been considered, but was shown not to be viable.

Next to the slipway is an old jetty which is used by local fishing vessels (see 'More Photos').

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