Although there are many Islands around the coasline of Scotland, the word usually refers to the Hebridean Islands that are a significant feature of the West coast of Scotland. However there is much cultural diversity between the Inner and Outer Hebridean Islands, Arran, Orkney and Shetland, many of whose inhabitants will descibe their identity in terms of their island rather than their Scottishness. Whether you are looking for ancient cultural attractions, peace and quiet, or just beautiful scenery, the Islands are really at the heart of what Scotland has to offer.
Places in Islands
The Isle of Arran the most southerly Scottish island and sits in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre.…
Places in Inner Hebrides
Mull and Iona
Mull is the second largest of the Inner Hebridean islands. The main ferry port is at Craignure in the South-east…
Islay and Jura
Islay is the third largest and most Southerly of the Inner Hebridean islands and is reached by ferry from Kennacraig,…
Eigg Rhum and Muck
The hidden gems of the Inner Hebrides. In particular Eigg is wonderful and is topped off with An Sgurr, a…
A short ferry crossing off the North coast gets you to magical islands of the Orkneys - a fertile and…
Places in Outer Hebrides
Whereas they say that the Orcadians (Population of Orkney) mainly farm, and fish a bit, the Shetlanders are known to…
Things to do in Islands
Arran Heritage Museum
The Arran Heritage Museum was founded in 1976 and open to the public since 1979. It is located on our delightful Arran Island, at Rosaburn, on the main road at the north of Brodick.
Brodick Castle is located outside Brodick Harbour on the Isle of Allen in the Fjord of Clyde, Scotland.
Thought to mean 'Blue Mountain', Blà Bheinn is a magnificent tower of rock that stands as an outlier to the Black Cuillin Ridge. The 8.5km loop trail features a waterfall and requires some scrambling.
Close to the discovery site of the famous Uig chess piece, Uig sands is known for its stretches of flat sands and rolling dunes.