Islay Mobile Library

IMPORTANT- liveArgyll’s phased re-opening routemap:

Islay Mobile Library will return to a temporary service from Tuesday 4th May. See timetable below.

We will have a number of measures in place for you to safely enjoy your visit to our mobile library which exceed Scottish Government guidelines.

For further information and reassurance on our safety measures, please read below:


Islay Mobile from 4th May Opening times  
Tuesdays See route times  below  
Wednesdays See route times below  



  • We will limit the numbers of customers in our mobile library to a one in one out system to meet social distancing regulations
  • Social distancing signage will be shown on the outside of the Mobile Library
  • Customers will be required to wear face coverings in line with Scottish Government guidelines
  • The Mobile Library driver will ensure our customers follow all protocols and procedures in the safest way possible
  • We are enhancing and increased our cleaning schedules and procedures to maintain a higher level of hygiene across all  libraries
  • We are cleaning throughout the day using anti  – viral disinfectant cleaner with enhanced cleaning taking place during planned periods of down time when no customers will be on site
  • There are hand sanitisation stations available including at the entrance for everyone to use before and during their visit
  • We have introduced protective screens to our library issue desks to protect both members and our staff
  • All books will be quarantined for 72 hours on their return

Please note that during Bank Holidays, your local facility opening times may differ – please contact us for more information.

Tuesday – Week 1

Temporary timetable until further notice


                                      8.45       Start

Portnahaven           9.30       Craigfad

                                     10.00    Nerabus

Claddach                 10.30    Claddach cottages

Portnahaven          10.45    OK Corner

                                      11.00    Port-na-haven Hotel

                                      11.15    Bus shelter (before lunch)

                                      12.30    Lunch stop


Port Wemyss         13.15    Bus shelter

                                      13.25    Shore Street

                                      13.35    Bay View


Port Charlotte        14.05    West End

                                     14.15    Port Charlotte school

                                      15.00    An Creagan Place

                                      15.20    Bottom of School Street

                                      15.30    Shore Street

                                      15.45    Bruich Gorm


Bruichladdich        16.10    Burnside

                                      16.30    Mini Market

                                      17.00    Fairlie


Wednesday – Week 1

Temporary timetable until further notice


                                      8.30       Start

Port Ellen                8.50       Buildbase

                                     9.15       Bay View

                                      9.30       Antrim View

                                     9.45       Port Ellen School

                                      10.45    Cnoc-na-Faire

                                      11.00    Charlotte Street

                                      11.15    Mansefield Terrace

                                      11.30    Far end of Frederick Crescent

                                      11.45    Tarsgeir

                                      12.00    Ardview, Leodamus Place & Corrsgeir Place

                                      12.30    Texa Crescent

                                      12.45    Lunch stop

                                      13.30–14.00      Near old Police Station


Laphraoig                14.15    Laphraoig houses

Lagavulin                14.35    Lagavulin Cottages

Kildalton                 14.55  Dower House

Tuesday – Week 2

Temporary timetable until further notice


                                      8.45       Start

                                      9.00       The Raw Cottage

                                      9.15       Newton cottages

                                    9.30       Keills School

Jura                           10.30    Ferry

Craighouse             11.00    School

                                      12.30    Lunch stop

                                      13.15    Care Home

                                      13.30    Burnside

                                      13.40    Keills road end

                                      13.55    Glearnan Place

                                      14.05    Near Church

                                      14.15    Craighouse cottages

                                      14.30    Jura Hotel /Distillery

                                      14.45 – Leave for ferry (15.15)


Port Askaig             15.50    Caol Ila (Lower stop)

                                      16.10    Caol Ila (Upper stop)


Wednesday – Week 2

Temporary timetable until further notice


                                     8.50       Start

Bowmore                  9.00       Stanalane

                                      9.20       New houses

                                      9.35       Primary school

                                      10.15    Flora Street/Donald Caskie Square

                                      10.30    Birch Drive

                                      11.00    Jamieson Street / Beech Avenue

                                      11.25    Broomhill

                                      11.45    Lunch stop

                                      12.30–14.00      Main Street


Ballygrant                14.20    Ballygrant Hall

                                      14.35-15.00       Opposite shop


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