Feel the hustle and bustle slip away as the ferry transports you to an island world
The castle in the bay at aptly-named Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides
The spiritual island of Iona, with its famous Abbey, reached by a tiny passenger ferry from Mull
South Harris in the Outer Hebrides boasts mile after mile of stunning, empty beaches
Orkney captivates with its atmospheric neolithic remains
The Isle of Mull is renowned for its diverse wildlife - from minke whales to magnificent eagles
Sail over the sea to Skye - or take the bridge!
Shetland has a unique landscape and atmosphere - more Scandinavian than Scottish in places
The Isle of Arran describes itself as "Scotland in miniature"
Scottish island-hopping by plane brings a very different meaning to holiday air travel
There is a deliciously old-fashioned thrill to visiting the Scottish Islands. Grappling with route-planning and ferry timetables is not for the faint-hearted however, so why not leave planning your Scottish islands travel to us? We can work out the best combinations and timings to ensure you get the most out of your adventure, even if time is limited to a weekend.
Each Scottish island has its own undeniable charms: from the soaring mountains, glorious beaches and wonderful wildlife habitats of Mull and Arran to the gentler, more rolling landscapes (and delightful gardens) of Islay and Gigha, to the spiritual escape of Iona, to the peace of remote Colonsay, to the most famous Scottish island of all - the moodily magnificent Isle of Skye. For a greater contrast, the further flung Outer Hebrides offer an intoxicating blend of wild natural beauty, sparkling sandy beaches and stunning rocky landscapes. Finally, the enchanting Orkney Islands, and Shetland Islands with their distinctive culture drawn from centuries of Norse rule.