The Lord of the Isles is a large roro ferry that is currently owned and operated by the Scottish ferry company Caledonian MacBrayne. She was built in 1989 by Ferguson Shipbuilders, Glasgow for the company. The vessel is one of the largest in the fleet, being at 85 metres long. She entered service on the Coll-Tiree and the Barra-South Uist routes, remaining on these routes for nine years befre the newly built Clansman replaced her in 1998. The vessel immdiately began operations on the seasonal Skye service, replacing the ageing vessel Iona. She would return to her initial Oban services during the winter season. She has relieved the Clansman and the Isle of Mull since 2003, providing additional sailings to a range of routes. Onboard the vessel, there are multiple cafes, a shop, lifts, a TV lounge, a recliner lounge, an arcade, observation lounge and outdoor seating. The Lord of the Isles has no sister ships. Her current port of registry is Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.