Operated by Highland Council, the Corran Ferry is one of few remaining mainland vehicle ferries in Scotland. The route crosses Loch Linnhe from Nether Lochaber to Ardgour, at the Corran Narrows, nine miles south of Fort William.
It was noted for the unusual sign "This is not the Ballachulish Ferry", placed there to avoid confusion with the nearby Ballachulish Ferry which crossed Loch Leven until being replaced by the Ballachulish Bridge in early '76.
The ferry links the main A82 road with Morvern, Moidart and Ardnamurchan, via the village of Strontian. It also provides a link to Lochaline, thirty miles to the south west, from where a ferry crosses to Mull. Close to the western slipway are Corran Lighthouse and the Ardgour Inn. The route lies on one of the ancient drove routes from the Hebrides to the cattle markets in Central Scotland.
The Maid of Glencoul, launched in 1976 in Ardrossan, spent her early years operating between Kylesku and Kylestrome in the far north west of Scotland. She was displaced when the Kylesku Bridge opened in 1984. She continues as the backup ferry on the route.