Scottish Islands Attractions

Guide

Below is Hidden Scotland’s selection of the best attractions in the Scottish Borders area. Enjoy your visit to the Scottish Borders.

Croft Tour on the Isle of Skye

We will meet on the Croft, beside the workshop. Your tour will begin by introducing you to...
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Lochbay House

A beautiful loch-side property that sleeps 8 with 4 large bedrooms, a large stylish eat-in...
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Duntulm Castle

Duntulm started as an Iron Age broch and then a castle belonging to the MacLeods but there...
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Oronsay Island, Ullinis

The return walk to the island is only about 5km and the views are well worth the trip as w...
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Ramasaig to Orbost Coastal Walk

If you like coastal walks, are experienced at it and have two cars then this may be the on...
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Single Track Art Gallery & Expresso Bar

Looking for a coffee shop with great views and off the beaten track in the Trotternish Pen...
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Isle of Ulva

If you’re visiting Mull, the short ferry trip across to the island of Ulva makes a great...
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Private Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye adventure

This full-day cruise with Minch Adventures departs from the Mallaig Yacht Pontoons and h...
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Castle Tioram

This is just one of 17 tidal islands that can be walked to from the Scottish mainland.The ...
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Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, Lewis

Step back in time and visit this village of blackhouses on the Atlantic coast. This villag...
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Seilebost Beach , Harris

Seilebost Beach is one of many stunning beaches on Harris with beautiful sand, clear water...
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Luskentyre Beach, Harris

Harris has a very rocky coastline scattered with the most beautiful beaches. Luskentyre is...
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Rackwick Bay

Rackwick Bay has a special kind of beauty with its sparkling sands, boulders, red sandston...
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Italian Chapel

The story of how this amazing little chapel was built is heartwarming and uplifting, the a...
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Standing Stones of Stenness

You really can’t go to Orkney without visiting this site. Although it’s not completely...
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Eshaness, Shetland

Hundreds of millions of years ago Eshaness was a volcano and the rocks that you see today ...
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Brodick Castle

Give yourself plenty of time to take in the splendour of this island castle and its surrou...
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Lochranza Castle

Visitors to Arran often miss out on this side of the island but the scenery around Lochran...
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The Island of Pladda

Pladda is a small island off the coast of Arran. It’s about a kilometre long and houses ...
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Portnahaven

Portnahaven is a quiet village with beautiful views, a Post Office, church and a quaint li...
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Isle of Jura

Jura is one of the islands of the Southern Hebrides. It measures around 30 miles by 9 mile...
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Isle of Islay (pronounced Eye-la)

Islay is one of the islands of the southern Inner Hebrides on the west coast of Scotland. ...
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Treshnish Isles

Spot over 40 species of birds on a boat trip to Treshnish Isles. To view these islands at ...
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Isle of Muck

At only about 2 miles by 1 mile the Isle of Muck is the smallest of the Small Isles. You c...
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Machir Bay

Machir Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches on Islay and well worth a visit. This beac...
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Carraig Fhada Lighthouse

This lighthouse is an unusual design as it’s not circular like other lighthouses. It’s...
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Isle of Coll

Situated six miles west of the Isle of Mull, this tiny island is a Hebridean paradise. It...
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Finlagan Castle

Follow the signs from Port Askaig on Islay to Finlaggan and after only two miles you’ll ...
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Davaar Island

A trip to this island combines the beauty and excitement of the journey with the chance to...
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Isle of Mull Workshop & Tour

For 4 nights and 5 days, join photographer Ali Horne on an unforgettable experience on the...
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Visit the Machrie Moor Stone Circles

If you are on a trip to Arran, are looking for an interesting walk and are interested in a...
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Isle of Harris Day Tour

Visit Tarbert which is the main town on Harris and important ferry port, as well as Leverb...
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Isle of Lewis Day Tour

We Love the Hebrides and we would love to share our enthusiasm for the Island with you dur...
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Wildlife watching & photography on the Isle of Skye

Skye is a magical place to visit for all kinds of reasons but mainly to experience the nat...
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Torabhaig Distillery

Torabhaig Distillery is the second ever licenced Single Malt Scotch Whisky distillery on t...
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Yesnaby

Yesnaby is a must for all nature lovers. It’s the coastal region on the west of the Orkn...
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The Old Man of Hoy

A trip to Orkney would not be complete without a view of the Old Man of Hoy. This is a 137...
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See the Aurora Borealis in Orkney

The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights as they are known is a wonder to see in the skies...
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Orkney Festivals

Tre are lots of Festivals on throughout the Orkney Isles. Why not time your trip to coinci...
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Highland Park Distillery

Find out how Highland Park Whisky is made and all about its Viking roots in Orkney....
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Hebridean Tours

We Love the Hebrides and we would love to share our enthusiasm for the Island with you dur...
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Macleod’s Maiden

MacLeod’s Maidens are a set of three sea stacks at Maiden’s Point near Idrigill Point ...
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Tarskavaig

Tarskavaig is the largest of several small settlements found along the west coast of the S...
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The Misty Bottle Shop

The Misty Bottle is a little shop selling whisky, gin, craft and draft beer and gifts. It...
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Dinosaur Prints at Staffin & Duntulm

There is evidence that megalosaurus, ornithopods, stegosaurus and cetiosaurus once walked ...
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Pony Trekking

Take a guided pony trek over hills, loch, river and beach. This is a great way of experien...
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The Island of Inchmurrin

Inchmurrin is an idyllic and peaceful inland island in Loch Lomond. This 113 hectare islan...
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Mount Stuart House

Mount Stuart House & Gardens is located on the Isle of Bute just four miles from the ferry...
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Isle of Bute

The island of Bute measures about 15 miles by 4 miles and offers a varied landscape, lots ...
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Isle of Iona

Take a Ferry to Iona and be inspired. Iona is a little island off the coast of Mull which ...
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Fingal’s Cave on Staffa

Take a boat trip to the enchanting Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. Many famous people have been...
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Isle of Kerrara

Kerrara is the island that you can see as you look out to the water from Oban. It’s a sh...
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Treshnish Isles

Spot over 40 species of birds on a boat trip to Treshnish Isles. To view these islands at ...
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Armadale Castle Gardens

Interested in the history of the Clan Donald? Do you have ancestors from Skye to trace? Do...
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Point of Sleat

A walk to the Point of Sleat will take you to a lighthouse, some interesting rock formatio...
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Macleod’s Tables

These are two unusually flat-topped mountains that can be seen from many parts of Skye. He...
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Harlosh Point

It’s a lovely walk out to Harlosh Point with the Cuillins to the south, Rhum to the west...
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Loch Coruisk

Loch Coruisk is magnificent being right in the heart of the Cuillin. You can get to it via...
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Coral Beach

This beach is not far from Dunvagan Castle so if you are planning a trip to the castle on ...
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Brothers Point

You can take a short walk of about 2 miles out to Brothers’ Point (Rubha nam Brathairean...
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Elgol

If you want to get the very best view of the Cuillin range of mountains then head for the ...
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Portree

Portree is Skye’s main town with all the amenities that a visitor would wish for as well...
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Sligachan

Sligachan is where to go to get the best views of the Black Cuillin, take a leisurely walk...
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St Kilda

St Kilda is the most westerly group of islands in Britain. It is so remote that the boat t...
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Dun Beag Broch

There are about 50 brochs on Skye but Dun Beag is a good example and fairly easy to find, ...
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Talisker Bay

The beach at Talisker is one of those hidden gems that we all love to find. Plan your trip...
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Struan

Struan can be found in the West coast of Skye and has stunning views of the Cuillin Mounta...
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Day Trip to Cramond Island

With some planning ahead your able to take a walk out to the Island when the tide is low, ...
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Go to St Kilda

Day trips by boat from Skye to St Kilda - the last outpost of north-west Europe lying 85 m...
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Sea Skye Marine

SeaSkye’s seafari trips depart from a modern pontoon 200m past the Talisker Distillery i...
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Spend a day at Brodick Castle

Give yourself plenty of time to take in the splendour of this island castle and its surrou...
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Enjoy a dram of malt on a tour of the Arran Distillery

Come rain or shine a visit to this distillery is always a pleasure. The visitor centre was...
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Dunscaith Castle

Unfortunately these are just ruins now but date back to the 14th century when the castle w...
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Bressay Lighthouse

If you travel to the Shetland mainland by sea then you will see Bressay Lighthouse as you ...
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The Bosville

The Bosville Hotel is a contemporary boutique hotel with a re-imagined restaurant & bar. S...
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Raasay

Peace and tranquillity, woodland walks, coastal paths, secluded beaches, rare wildlife suc...
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The Crofter's House

An original 1830’s crofter’s cottage that has been completely renovated as a Highland ...
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Isle of Lunga

It’s the largest one of the Treshnish Islands and oh what a treat! Take a boat trip from...
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Take the ferry to Mull

For just £5.50 return you can take the ferry to Mull. The Isle of Mull in Scotland is wel...
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Have a close encounter with Mull sea creatures at Mull Aquarium

This is an aquarium with a difference. The sea creatures on show are only held for around ...
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Join a ranger led Eagle watch

A family of White tailed eagles have been successfully breeding and flying around Mull sin...
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Take a short ferry trip to Ulva

You can take a short ferry trip to the island and see some ancient remains, wildlife such ...
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Go Munro Bagging on Mull at Ben More

Ben More is Mull’s only Munro (mountain over 3000ft) and it can be climbed from a few di...
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Calling all golfers…don’t leave without playing a game in Mull

Mull has two golf courses, one on the clifftop above Tobermory and the other on the shore ...
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Step back in time to the Bronze Age at Lochbuie Stone Circle

There are ancient cairns, cists, remains and a number of sites of standing stones througho...
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Duart Castle

Mull has a number of castles so why is Duart Castle worth a visit?...
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Dolphin and Whale Watching in Mull

There are many boat tours that you can take to try and spot dolphins, porpoise, seals, orc...
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Harlosh Wood h

Standing on the north west coastal headland overlooking Loch Pooltiel, all of Wood h’s r...
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Have a dram of Tobermory malt whisky and learn how it’s made

This is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland dating back to 1798....
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Visit the attractions in picturesque Tobermory

Tobermory is a pretty little port with colourful houses curving around the harbour....
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Take a Ferry to Iona and be inspired

Iona is a little island off the coast of Mull...
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Drive through Golden Road

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Callanish Stones

The Callanish Stones are an arrangement of standing stones placed in a cruciform pattern w...
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Eilean Glas Lighthouse

Eilean Glas Lighthouse is situated on the east coast of the island of Scalpay in the Outer...
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Fair Isle

This small island measures only 5km by 3km and is 24 miles from Mainland Shetland. It has ...
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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve was re-opened after a major ref...
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Isle of Noss

This little island of only 774 acres is uninhabited but is home to tens of thousands of se...
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Shetland Museum

Sits on the restored historic Hay's Dock in Lerwick, providing a gateway from which to exp...
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Hermaness National Nature Reserve

Hermaness Nature Reserve is about a 2.5 hr drive from the Shetland Mainland town of Lerwic...
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Handa Island

This is a fascinating island and a must for all wildlife lovers in the area. You can reach...
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