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Islay Airport - Departures

Glenegedale, Isle of Islay, PA42 7AS

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The airport is located in Glenegedale, in the Glenmachrie area to the south side of the island.
      The A846 from Port Askaig to Port Ellen runs right past the airport.
      It should be noted that there are no taxis on the island capable of taking a wheelchair.
    • There is free parking in front of the terminal for short or long stay.
      There are 2 Blue Badge bays opposite the entrance.
      There is also an additional long stay parking area for vehicles wishing to stay for 3 days or more off-site. There are no Blue Badge bays in this car park.
  • By Bus View
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • For passengers requiring additional assistance services please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the check-in desk.
  • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • If you require assistance, please make arrangements prior to arrival through your airline.
    Loganair can be contacted on 0344 800 2855 or at [email protected].
  • Airline staff will guide you through the procedures required with regards to mobility equipment and with regards to motorised equipment.
    Please contact the airline prior to booking as the carriage of motorised mobility equipment is limited depending on the type of aircraft.
    The carriage of mobility equipment over 23 kilograms may also be subject to the approval of the airports concerned.
  • Drop Off / Pick Up Zones and Disabled Parking Bays:-
    There is a drop off / pick up zone outside the terminal to the left of the main entrance.
    There are 2 disabled parking bays within the car park.

Airport Parking

  • Parking View
    • The car park is located in front of the terminal off the A846.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system at the entrance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 240cm x 480cm (7ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • There are not help points available within the car park.
  • Paying and Booking View
  • Exiting the Car Park View
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system at the exit.
    • Please note that there is a cattle grid at the vehicle entrance to the car park.
      There is a pedestrian entrance with a small gate (marked yellow) to the side of the vehicle entrance that is 82cm wide.
      The gate is locked by a sliding bolt that some people may have difficulty opening.

Pick up and Drop Off Points

  • There is a/are clearly marked drop off point(s) available.
  • The drop-off point(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance, marked by hatching.
  • The route from the drop off point(s) to the check in hall/departure lounge is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
  • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the drop off point(s) and the check in hall/departures lounge.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
  • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The width of the door opening is 156cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The width of the door opening is 161cm.
  • There are bollards at this entrance.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 129cm.
  • There is not a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Check-In Desks

  • The check-in desk(s) is/are located to the right as you enter the main terminal.
  • The check-in desk(s) is/are not clearly signed.
  • There is step-free access to the check-in desk(s).
  • The height of the check-in desk(s) is/are very high (111cm+).
  • There is not a lowered section at the check-in desk(s).
  • There is a member of staff available to assist with bags at the check-in desk(s).
  • The check-in desks are 126cm high and the luggage weigh-in counter is 37cm high.
    When the counter is unstaffed please press the bell on the front of the check-in desk, the bell is at a height of 112cm.

Passenger Services (Check-In)

  • The counter is located to the right as you enter, within the check-in area.
  • The counter is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the counter.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
  • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
  • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
  • The height of the counter is medium height (87cm - 94cm).
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • The counter is staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
  • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are provided near the counter.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • There is Blue Badge parking in the car park.
    Assistance can be obtained from the passenger services / check-in area through to the aircraft.
    There are 3 wheelchairs in the terminal available for use at any time.
    There is an accessible toilet in the main terminal waiting area and an accessible toilet in the departure lounge.
    There is a stair climber to assist passengers on and off the aircraft as required.
    There is a mobile ramp (Aviramp) for access to larger planes.
  • There is not a waiting area close to the counter.
  • Comments View
    • When the counter is unstaffed please enquire at the check-in desk adjacent or press the bell on the front of the check-in desk.

Check-In

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the check-in hall.
  • Circulation View
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are seats without armrests at regular intervals.
    • There is not designated seating available for people with reduced mobility.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Information View
    • Departures and arrivals information boards are available.
    • There are audible announcements in this area.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in check in hall.

Eating and Drinking (Café - (Closed April 2023))

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located in the main terminal, to the side of the check-in / arrivals hall.
  • There is step-free access to the café.
  • The height of the service counter is very high (111cm+) .
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system .
  • There is step-free access within the café.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m from the till/counter.
  • The standard height for tables is 66cm.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The café is closed long term at the time of survey (April 2023).

Baby Feeding and First Aid Room

  • The room is located in the waiting area, approximately 10m to the left as you enter via the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the room.
  • The door opens inwards, is light and is 71cm wide.
  • There is a couch, 180cm in length and at a fixed height of 45cm.
  • Lighting is moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Main Terminal - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the main terminal waiting area, to the left as you enter via the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 176cm x 214cm (5ft 9in x 7ft).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 130cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There are two similar doors to access the toilet facility.
    • At the time of survey the hand dryer was out of order (February 2022).

Standard Toilet(s) (Main Terminal)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left as you enter via the main entrance, in the waiting area.
  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is step-free access into the female toilet(s).
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
  • There is not a lowered wash basin.
  • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
  • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left as you enter via the main entrance, in the waiting area.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a ramped threshold with a very slight incline at the door to the male standard toilet.

Entrance (Security)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the check-in hall waiting area.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.

Security

  • The security area is located to the rear of the check-in hall waiting area.
  • There is a separate wheelchair accessible lane.
  • The separate wheelchair accessible lane is located on the left of the security gate.
  • Passengers with reduced mobility may use the separate lane to the left of the security detector gate. If using mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, sticks or frames, these will need to be x-rayed.
    Airport wheelchairs are available for use if necessary.
    Passengers with reduced mobility may have searches carried out by hand or by using hand-held detectors.
    If required a private search area away from the main area can be provided.
  • The width of the security barriers is 72cm.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • The wider lane for passengers with assistance is 103cm wide.
    There are trays and tables to prepare for security ahead and on the left as you enter security. These are used for placing metal items, computers, belts, boots, etc for x-ray.
    The tables are 80cm high and have knee space below.
    The x-ray machine is 80cm high.
    There are tables in the security lounge for re-dressing etc. They are 73cm high with knee space below.

Departure Lounge

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the departure lounge.
  • Circulation View
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are seats without armrests at regular intervals.
    • There is not designated seating available for people with reduced mobility.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Information View
    • There are no departures or arrivals information boards available.
    • There are audible announcements in this area.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the departure lounge.
  • Comments View
    • The departure lounge is located to the rear of the security area.
    • There are only vended refreshments available in the departure lounge.
    • The vending machine controls and delivery trays are between 50cm and 155cm high.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Departure Lounge - Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left after you exit the security area.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the security entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 138cm x 203cm (4ft 6in x 6ft 8in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 145cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 96cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 103cm (3ft 5in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Departure Lounge)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located to the left as you exit security.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the security entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the shared toilet(s).
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Exit (Departure Gate)

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located on the right of the departure lounge as you enter from security.
    • The exit area/door is not clearly signed internally.
    • The exit is step-free.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this exit.
    • The exit door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 77cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the exit, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this exit.

Boarding the Aircraft

  • The route to the aircraft across the apron is level with concrete and tarmac paving.
  • The accessibility of the aircraft varies according to the individual aircraft, provider or airport, therefore please contact the airline prior to booking for more information.
  • Access to the aircraft may be by airstair and steps or by mobile ramp (Aviramp), depending on individual needs, type of aircraft and wind or weather conditions.
  • Wheelchair users and those with mobility problems may transfer to a stair climber or aisle chair (type may vary) as required for assisted access to the aircraft.
  • At the time of survey (April 2023) the Aviramp was out of order.