In 2017, the Lochboisdale Harbour Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) report was published, and it concluded that parts of the existing ferry terminal had reached the end of their serviceable life. CMAL is leading the project to build a new ferry terminal for Lochboisdale.

Engagement Event Presentation

15 September 2023

The presentation from this week’s in-person public engagement event is now available to view:

The feedback survey will close on Tuesday 26th September 2023.

Final Preferred Option Feedback Survey

12 September 2023

We are asking you to share your views via our feedback survey on the Gasay Ferry Terminal Development.

This survey is your opportunity to provide your feedback on the final preferred option for the ferry terminal, and any suggestions you would like to share with the project team.

The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete, please take the time to answer all the questions. Your responses will be very helpful to the project and the Gasay Ferry Terminal Development team. All responses will be anonymised in reporting.

The consultation will close for responses on Tuesday 26th September 2023.

In-person Public Engagement Event

5 September 2023

CMAL is urging the local community in Lochboisdale to share their views on the preferred option that has been identified after assessment for the ferry terminal at Gasay on South Uist.

Various options have been evaluated based on set requirements and criteria, and the preferred option is to build a solid wall pier at the South of Gasay Island. The current pier is based at nearby Lochboisdale.

CMAL is leading the delivery of the project and following community engagement in June 2022 is now seeking further community feedback from the public and stakeholders.

An in-person engagement event will be taking place on Tuesday 12th September 2023 between 16:30 and 19:00

Southend Community Hall
Isle of South Uist

Members of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions and share more details about the port project and the preferred option.

In attendance will also be CMAL’s vessel team, who will outline the route ahead for the new vessel design, which is intended to replace the existing vessel MV Lord of the Isles.

An online consultation survey will also be available on this project webpage soon. The survey will be open from Tuesday 12th September, until Tuesday 26th September 2023.

A paper version of the Gasay survey can be requested by emailing, by phoning 01475 749 920 or writing to—

Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd.
Municipal Buildings
Fore Street
Port Glasgow
PA14 5EQ

Completed paper surveys should be returned no later than 9am on Tuesday 26th September 2023.

Outline Business Case progress update

22 March 2023

The outline business case update can be found here:

Q&A and consultation report from public meeting

14 November 2022

A Q&A document and consultation report have been published following a public meeting in June 2022.

Thank you to everyone who attended the community engagement sessions to share your views on the proposed Gasay Ferry Terminal, which generated a great deal of discussion and ideas.

The project aims to:

  • provide a new ferry terminal to replace the ageing infrastructure at Lochboisdale
  • provide a terminal that potentially reduces the number of weather or sea state related cancellations at Lochboisdale
  • provide a terminal to meet modern standards for infrastructure and landside facilities.

A summary of all the questions raised across all sessions has been developed and can be found here:

These FAQs will be updated. Please continue to visit this page for more information as the project progresses.

All consultation survey feedback was analysed and developed into a consultation report, which can be found here:

These findings will also be discussed and used to inform the project.

There will be another engagement period later in 2022.

If you would like to get in contact with the project team, please email or call on 01475 749 920.

Digital exhibition boards and consultation survey

16 June 2022

Following a public meeting, a digital version of the exhibition boards and the consultation survey are available to view (the survey is now closed):

Public meeting

10 June 2022

Communities are invited to attend a public meeting on Thursday 16th June from 6-8pm at Southend Community Hall, Daliburgh, South Uist, HS8 5SS. 

Representatives of CMAL, CalMac and consultants Jacobs will be in attendance and will be able to answer questions about the five options currently being investigated.

Digital versions of exhibition boards will be available here, along with a consultation survey for interested parties to share their views.