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Travelling around the Outer Hebrides in Winter
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Travelling around the Outer Hebrides in Winter is obviously a lot different to travelling there in the Summer. For anyone considering this, I would (loosely) suggest the following itinerary, starting from Barra and travelling from south to north. I know … Read More

Drift – Betty Moaut Story
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Visual theatre company, Vision Mechanics, brings its new production, Drift, to Eigg in August. Featuring soundscape and sculptures on the beach, Drift is inspired by Shetland crofter, Betty Mouat and her lone voyage adrift at sea. below is a bit … Read More

Scottish Islands tour 2015
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In a few weeks’ time, I will be making another pilgrimage to the Scottish islands. Although nothing can beat the thrill of visiting the islands, I really enjoy planning the trip and working out the route I am going to … Read More

The best time to visit the Scottish Islands
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I have been asked a couple of times recently, “when is the best time to visit the Scottish islands?” My favourite time of the year to visit is around May (especially if I can tie it in with a Bank … Read More

Papa Westray – Island Ranger
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Jonathan, the new Papa Westray Ranger, will soon be taking tourists around the remote island of Papa Westray on the Peedie Island tour.  The island is affectionately known as Papay by the locals and is one of the most northerly … Read More

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 about how I constantly witness a sense … Read More


Scottish Islands on a Budget – a 5000 word article on how to travel the Scottish Islands on a shoestring

Travelling around the Outer Hebrides in Winter – quiet, peaceful and tourist-friendly

Drift – the Betty Moaut Story – soundscape and sculptures on the Isle of Eigg

Papa Westray Island Ranger – Memories from a tour of Papa Westray

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 Museums – My favourite Museums on the islands

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