How do I get to Tiree? You can fly to Tiree with Flybe from Belfast, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Southampton. However, most of these flights are via Glasgow. Hebridean Air run a Monday and Wednesday day return flight from Oban and Colonsay. The main way to get to Tiree is using the Caledonian Macbrayne Car Ferry from Oban. This is a journey of around four hours and goes via Coll. You can also catch the ferry from neighbouring Coll, which is a journey of around an hour. To travel throughout Scotland and the UK, you can book your tickets through The Trainline.
How do I get around Tiree? The local post bus meets the flight from Glasgow and will transport passengers to Scarinish. Tiree has a Ring n' Ride service provided by Argyll & Bute Council. This service is available on demand anywhere on the island between 7am and 6pm Monday to Saturday. This service can be used by anyone. Car and Bike hire is available at MacLennan Motors, who are located at the Ferry Terminal. Bike hire is also available at the Tiree Lodge Hotel. There is also a Taxi service, Minibus and Coach hire available from John Kennedy Taxis in Crossapol and from Island Cabs.
What's worth visiting on Tiree? The Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum in Hynish, tells the story of the building of the Skerryvore Lighthouse by Alan Stevenson, an uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson. At Sandaig, is the Sandaig Museum which tells of the island's social history. An Turus is an award winning arts project, based at the ferry port. The building won the prestigious “Scottish Building of the Year” award in 2003. Ben Hynish, the highest point on the island, provides wonderful views of Tiree as well as the Skerryvore Lighthouse.
Where can I stay on Tiree? There are two Hotels on Tiree, the Scarinish and the Tiree Lodge. Rockvale Guest House in Balephetrish, Kirkapol House in Kirkapol and Cèabhar in Sandaig all offer Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Self-catering accommodation is available at The Two Harvests in Balemartine, Myrtle Bank Cottage and Stevie's Cottage in Mannal, Mckays Cottage in Balephuil and An Cala. Tiree now has its own designated Campsite at Balinoe. There is also the excellent Millhouse Hostel.
Are there any books/DVD's about Tiree?
- Walks Isle of Mull, Coll and Tiree (Hallewell Pocket Walking Guides) by Paul Williams,
- Coll and Tiree by Erskine Beveridge,
- Wild Flowers of Coll and Tiree by Doug Young
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