Over 4,000 miles of coastline to explore – and that’s just our islands.
Scotland, a true island nation, has 790 islands for the intrepid traveller to visit. Many of them are uninhabited, some just have farm animals and many more are seabird and wildlife sanctuaries. We can arrange visits to these remote places by boat, kayak or even helicopter but we can also take you to the larger vibrant centres of the Outer Hebrides and the Orkney Islands or to the top of the Shetland Islands where you can go further north on the planet than parts of Greenland. Welome to Islands of Scotland.
Then there are the islands that are closer to the mainland – old family holiday favourites like Arran, Great Cumbrae and the Isle of Bute. All just a short hop by boat from central Scotland, these destinations give you that special ‘get away from it all’ feeling with little travel involved. On Bute, you can visit the spectacular grand house at Mount Stuart, Arran is sometimes called Scotland in miniature and even Millport on Great Cumbrae was purpose built as a holiday destination in the 19th century.
Further north there is the famous whisky island of Islay, accessible by boat and plane and alongside it the island of Jura, the home of the author of 1984, George Orwell. A little up the coast is Mull, with its access to the pilgrimage site on the adjacent island of Iona and for those wanting to really get away from it all, the small isles of Rum, Canna, Eigg and Muck. Finally, take a trip to Skye – famous for its film locations and fairy pools.
So, on our island tours you can visit whisky distilleries, see 5000 year old civilisations, learn what a run rig is and see some beaches and deep blue water that would put the Caribbean to shame. Take our wildlife tours, try your hand at sea fishing or just enjoy the peace and quiet as the last boat or plane of the day leaves for the mainland.
Visit the Islands of Scotland once and you’ll just want to come back again and again.