On the Isle of Eigg
On the Isle of Eigg
On Little Cumbrae
On Little Cumbrae
Am Politician Pub, Isle of Eriskay
Am Politician Pub, Isle of Eriskay
Ring of Brodgar, Mainland Orkney
Ring of Brodgar, Mainland Orkney
On the Isle of Islay
On the Isle of Islay
On Eilean Donan near Skye
On Eilean Donan near Skye
On the way to the Isle of Kerrera
On the way to the Isle of Kerrera
On the Isle of Rousay
On the Isle of Rousay
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How it all began ……

My name is Lee Allen. I started travelling around the Scottish Islands over 15 years ago.

The first Scottish island I ever went to was Arran. It was on a day trip, through the mist and fog, on the daily ferry from Ardrossan situated on the west coast of Scotland. On the way over, whilst holding the outside rail in a bracing wind, I felt a sense of adventure and most of all … excitement! What is the island going to look like? How will it be different from the mainland? Will there be anything to do?

As I landed at Brodick, on Arran, all my fears were put to rest. Brodick was all I expected it to be and more. From Brodick Castle to the Heritage Museum, to the Walled Garden, I spent an enthralling day on Arran.

This day got me hooked on visiting Scottish Islands and now years later, I still get that sense of excitement approaching an island for the first time. I call it Scottish Island fever.

My ambition is to visit as many Scottish Islands as possible. My current total is just under 60. I’m not too bothered about the size of the island, as I think each island is individual and the smallest island could have more character and individuality than one of the larger islands.

I have created a Twitter account, Facebook Fan page, Pinterest Boards and Google+ account for Love Scottish Islands. I will also be updating these accounts on a regular basis with pictures and video’s that are not available on the website.