Flannan isles - approaching

Flannan isles – approaching

How do I get to the Flannan Isles?   Aside from chartering a private Boat, currently, the only way to get to the Flannan Isles is with Seatrek, based on Harris and Islands of Adventure, based on Great Bernera.


How do I get around on the Flannan Isles?   Once on the Flannan Isles you can explore this tiny island on foot.


What’s worth visiting on the Flannan Isles?   The Flannan Isles are a cluster of islands that lie 20 Miles North West of Gallan Head, the principal one being “Eilean Mor”.  The lighthouse was designed by Alan Stevenson and building finished in 1899.  The lighthouse was automated in 1971.  There is also a ruined chapel dedicated to St Flannan. See the article Radio GaGa for more information on the Flannan Isles.


Where can I stay on the Flannan Isles?  With permission, it is possible to camp rough on the islands.


Any other information on the Flannan Isles?  The islands are famous for the disappearance of the lighthouse keepers in December 1900.  It is thought they were swept away by a freak wave, there are more romantic theories, but it has never been proven what happened and has become a story that has captured many peoples imagination.  For more information on the Flannan Isles, please read the article Radio GaGa.


Other remote islands: See pages for Belnahua, Little Cumbrae, North Rona, Staffa, St Kilda and Treshnish Isles

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