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For travelling to Sympoisum base, we have selected some information below to help you plan your journey.


For maps showing the location of Sabhal Mor Ostaig click here. The Sleat Peninsula is a peaceful area. The Symposium attracts a large number of people, please drive at an appropriate speed and on singlre track roads use the passing places to allow both passing and overtaking traffic to proceed. Remember the driver behind you could be a doctor going to an emergency.

Via Kyle of LochalshFollow the A87 through Kyle of Lochalsh and over the bridge (Toll Free) to Skye At the first roundabout take the third exit, the A87 for Portree and Uig. After about 8 miles, having passed thorough Breakish and Skulamus turn left onto the A851 for Armadale - the junction is just before Broadford. Follow this road for approximately 12 miles passing through Duisdale, Teangue and Kilmore. look out for the primary school on the left. After the school take the second turning on the left for "Arainn Chaluim Chille"

Via MalliagFollow the A830 from Fort William to Mallaig. Take the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to Armadale on Skye. Follow the A851 North for approximately 2 miles look for the entrance "Arainn Chaluim Chille" on the right.If you opt for this route you will have to pre-book your vehicle on the ferry. Caledonian MacBrayne can be contacted by:

08705 650000 (reservations)
01471 844 248 (Armadale Office)
01687 462 403 (Mallaig Office)
The ferry journey is approximately 20 minutes


There a regular flights to the following airports:


From here there are bus and rail services. Car hire is also available at the airports


Both Kyle of Lochalsh and Mallaig are served by rail. For details on the train services, contact the National Rail Enquiry service:

Tel: 0845 48 49 50


Scottish City Link's service to Uig from Glasgow calls at Broadford. They also have a service to Fort William where Shiel Buses operate a weekday and Saturday (Summer only) to Mallaig.

Stagecoach Buses operate a service from Broadford to Armadale.

Scottish City Link
T: 08705 50 50 50

T: 01463 233371


Shiel Buses
T: 01967 431 272



Nicolson's Taxis:  Kilmore, Sleat (T: 01471 844 338; M: 07899 952403)

Waterloo Taxis: Broadford (T
: 01471 822630)

Kyleakin Taxis: Kyleakin (T: 01599 534452)

Kyle Taxi Co.: Kyle of Lochalsh (T: 01599 534323)

Alan's Taxis: Kyle of Lochalsh (T: 07900 453 031)

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