Oban Artist – 10 questions with Jo MacLean about art, inspiration and celebrating the west coast of Scotland

Lost sense of CommunityBlog post about community spirit alive and kicking on the Scottish islands

Hebridean Candles – scenting success. Starting a business in the Outer Hebrides

Scottish Island Museumsmy favourite Museums on the islands

Who wants to buy a Scottish island? - I investigate how to make my dream a reality

So Beer and yet so far - a trip to the Isle of Colonsay

From Cream Teas to stress free – Moving to the Isle of Sanday

Back to the Future – Out Skerries an article about the future of Out Skerries in Shetland

Slate Voices by Mavis Gulliver – Book review covering the Slate islands of Seil, Easdale, Luing and Belnahua

Love Scottish Islands is the ultimate guide to the islands of Scotland. The site includes:


  • A comprehensive guide of each island in Scotland including – how to get there, how to get around, what’s worth visiting, where you can stay and any books or DVD’s about the island
  • Accommodation - detailing self catering properties, bed and breakfast, hotels and hostels available on the Scottish islands
  • Articles and Reviews - interviews with islanders, reviews of trips and tours, book reviews and articles on specific islands
  • 10 questions with - a series of 10 questions to islanders and businesses in the Scottish islands
  • Blog - the Blog is updated on a regular basis with information and top tips for visiting the Scottish islands
  • Photo’s – there is a slideshow of photo’s for each island and lots more photo’s throughout the site
  • Video – there are many video’s throughout the site
  • Map of the islands of Scotland - showing the location for most of the islands
  • Scottish islands News - today’s headlines from The Shetland Times, The Orcadian, West Highland Free Press, Stornoway Gazette and the Buteman
  • Social Media Wall - the best posts from Love Scottish Islands (and others) on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Youtube



Latest from the Blog

Lost sense of Community
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One of the main attractions to visiting (and indeed living) on a Scottish island is the sense of community. Whenever I am asked why I love visiting Scottish islands so much, I explain... Read More

Small ship cruising with The Majestic Line
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There can be few greater journeys in life than travelling around the Scottish islands by boat.  There are several cruise companies that can offer this luxury and one of the best Scottish small... Read More

Scottish Island Museums
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There are many excellent Scottish Island Museums.  Whenever I visit the islands, I always head for the nearest Museum to find out about the history of the island. Here are just a small... Read More