Tours of the islands of Scotland
The islands of Scotland
There are approximately 800 islands around the Coast of Scotland, 200 which are inhabited
The ferries which sail regularly to the islands are a life line for the communities. From the Scottish mainland most ferry journeys to the west coast islands take under 2 hours with the exception of the ferry journey from Oban to the Isle of Barra. Ferry journeys to the Orkney & Shetland islands take longer.
The islands vary in size , populations, all with their own characteristics.
Lewis, Harris,Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra are islands known as The Outer Hebrides or the Western Isles , long string of islands out on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Some mountainous, others are jewels dropped into the blue/green waters of the Atlantic Ocean winter beautiful long white deserted beaches.
Gaelic speaking communities, local crafts & weaving, Harris Tweed is famous name in woven cloth around the world.
Skye, Mull, Islay, Jura, Gigha, Rum, Muick, Canna, Colonsay are the
Inner Hebrides closer to the mainland. Some more populated than others.
The Isle of Skye is accessed by a bridge and a ferry. It’s the largest of the Inner Hebrides.
The Gaelic language is also spoken in some of these islands,
Islay is a popular destination with 8 whisky distilleries on this island of a population of approx 2000!
The Isle of Arran is situated in the Firth of Clyde, south of Glasgow, sometimes known as Scotland in miniature ! Mountains in the north of the island, so the south of island the land is less rugged, the Highland geological fault line crosses through the north of the island.
The road around the island is approximate time 20 miles,
The islands have at least 1 golf course!
Enjoy a game of golf sometimes with only the sheep as spectators !