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Isle of Skye, UK, 28th May - 8th June 2007

Detailed travel information
1.   Participants attending for the entire Summer School

We are providing a coach to transfer participants to Skye on Monday 28th May.  The coach will leave at  1100  from Cowcaddens Road, adjacent to Glasgow Caledonian University  (see map), and a short walk from Glasgow Queen St and Glasgow Central railway stations.  It will then call by the Sandyford and Heritage Hotels (where many participants are staying on May 27th).  You should only board the coach at Glasgow Caledonian University if you are NOT staying in either of these hotels on Sunday May 27th.

A return coach service will leave Skye on  Friday 8th June  at  1200,  arriving in Glasgow at approximately 1800.

We have arranged overnight accommodation in Glasgow on  Sunday 27th May  and/or  Friday 8th June  for any participants who have indicated that they require it.  Accommodation is in either the Heritage or Sandyford Hotel.

Details of their Glasgow accommodation  (including information on how to get there from Glasgow Airport)  has been emailed to participants.  Please contact us if you have not received it.

2.   Participants arriving after Sunday May 27th.

Participants who are unable to travel with us by coach on Monday May 28th have a number of travel options, general aspects of which are described in detail on our travel pagesWe recommend travelling by train, however, and suggest the following two specific options:
 Option 1:  via Mallaig and ferry to Isle of Skye
Mon-Fri Sat Daily
Train Depart Glasgow Queen St  0821 0851 1238*
Arrive Mallaig 1331 1356 1749
Ferry Depart Mallaig 1335 1505 1800
Arrive Armadale (Isle of Skye) 1405 1535 1830
Bus Depart Armadale 1410 1705 1835
Arrive Sabhal Mor Ostaig 1415 1710 1840

Departs at 1240 on Sundays

 Option 2:  via Inverness and Skye Bridge
Mon-Sat Sun Mon-Sat Daily
Train Depart Glasgow Queen St 0708 - 0842+ 1342+
Arrive Inverness 1026 - 1157 1707
Train Depart Inverness 1052 1118 1241 1815
Arrive Kyle of Lochalsh 1325 1346 1512 2047*
Bus Depart Kyle of Lochalsh 1330 - 1600 -
(No. 51) Arrive Sabhal Mor Ostaig 1417 - 1647 -

*  Arrives 2044 on Sundays         +  Change trains in Perth

Participants arriving at Glasgow Airport should take the regular bus service from the Main Terminal Building to Glasgow Queen St railway station. 
Participants arriving at Edinburgh Airport should take the regular bus service from the Main Terminal Building to  Edinburgh Haymarket  railway station.  From there, trains run to Glasgow Queen St every 15 minutes throughout the day.   Alternatively, for travel via Option 2 above, direct trains run between Edinburgh and Inverness.  For the complete timetable see here.
Participants who arrive at Kyle of Lochalsh too late to connect to the local Isle of Skye bus services can take a taxi from there to the Gaelic College.  Taxis are usually waiting outside the Kyle of Lochlash station, or can be called by telephone.
Full timetable Information
West Highland line: railway connecting Glasgow to Fort William and Mallaig North Highland line: railway connecting Glasgow and Edinburgh to Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh Isle of Skye ferry:  connecting Mallaig to Armadale, with onward bus link to Gaelic College Isle of Skye bus services:  connecting Armadale and Kyle of Lochalsh to Gaelic College

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