Port Askaig Pier

Picturesque Port Askaig Pier connects Islay to Kennacraig and Oban on the mainland, and the islands of Jura and Colonsay, with regular ferries from the Calmac terminal.Visitors to the Isle of Islay can enjoy its eight working whisky distilleries, and fabulous scenery, seafood and birdlife all within easy reach of the pier.


Harbour Master/Port Manager
Stephen Scally (Harbourmaster)
Telephone: 01586 552552
Mobile: 07825 732862
Facsimile: 01586 552552
e-mail: stephen.scally@argyll-bute.gov.uk
web site: www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

Located on the eastern shore of The Sound of Islay, the Pier is used by the regular ferry to the mainland and also for the vehicular ferry to Jura. A small harbour is accessible at the rear of the link span berth suitable for small craft.

Port Askaig

Navigation and guidelines

Latitude & Longitude – harbour entrance
55º 51'N  06º 07`W

Admiralty chart numbers

2168 - Approaches to the Sound of Jura.  2481 - Sound of Islay

Available Depths - Chart Datum - LAT

4.06 m

Tidal Levels

Mean Spring Range = 1.7m
Mean Neap Range = 0.5m

Environmental Sensitivities
No bilging inside limits



Repair facilities – ie.  dry docks and slipways

Hazards – pipelines, overhead cables

ISPS compliant

Berthing Arrangements

Vessels should contact Campbeltown Harbour Master in advance to establish availability and directions on berthing.

Port Facilities

Fresh water is available by arrangement.


2 Fixed Red (Vert.)

Carraig Mor Sectored Light Fl. (2) W.R.6s 7m 8/6M