The easiest way to get around the Scottish Islands is by plane.  Click on the island you want to visit to see the islands page with details of where you can fly to the island from.  Flybe/Loganair fly to the following Scottish islands:

Barra Airport is one of ther most famous airports in the world and has been consistently voted in the Top 5 Airports in the world.  The island has no runway and instead uses the long stretch of sand that is uncovered at low tide.  Barra has the only beach runway in the world.

Barra - beach airport

Barra – beach airport


You can fly to these islands from mainland Scotland.  Flybe fly from the following Scottish airports:

  • Aberdeen
  • Campbeltown
  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Inverness
  • Wick


You can also fly on Flybe flights from these UK and Irish airports:

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bournemouth
  • Dublin
  • East Midlands
  • Durham
  • Exeter
  • Guernsey
  • Humberside
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Leeds/Bradford
  • Liverpool
  • London City
  • London Gatwick
  • London Southend
  • London Stanstead
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Newquay
  • Norwich
  • Southampton


Obviously there are other airlines that fly into Scotland and around the UK and there are other UK based airlines such as British Airways, Jet2, Easyjet and Ryanair that fly to airports throughout the UK and Scotland.

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