Eilean nan Caorach Appin Cottage Beach Scotislands
Fada Isle Looking To Achiltiebuie Scotislands
St KIlda Scotislands
West Coast Sail
Sunset Scotland
Acairseid Mhor anchorage island of Rona

Scotislands visits to Scottish Islands

Scotislands is a record of visits to far flung Scottish islands. Many remote, many summitted and many to return to someday. Scotislands is not a tourist or reference guide but a shared personal glimpse of remote Scottish islands.

The collection includes iconic Scottish islands such as Staffa and St Kilda and small islets such as Eilean Dubh near Appin, Eilean Fada Mhor in the Summer Isles and Gruinard Island. ‘Anthrax Island’ made infamous by it being the centre of biological warfare studies during the second world war.

Many of the islands are uninhabited and can only be reached by private boat. That is fine as it brings together my two passions of sailing and island hopping.

You will find the islands tagged on the map and listed on the Islands page.

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Isle Martin
Isle Martin Scotislands

Isle Martin

Isle Martin Loch Broom, near Ullapool

Mingulay, United Kingdom
Mingulay beach scottish island


At the very edge of Europe

Isle of Canna PH44 4RS, UK


An island of heritage and culture

Staffa, United Kingdom
Scotislands Staffa


A true wonder of the natural world

Rùm, Isle Of Rum PH43 4RR, UK
Island of Rum


The Norse mountain island



A little Hebridian gem

Vatersay looking towards Muldonaich


Westernmost inhabited place in the UK

2GX3+FP A'Chill, Isle of Canna
Sanday Canna Scottih islands

Sanday Small Isles

Puffin Stack island

Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
Ross of Mull


An island of character



Inspiration to RL Stevenson

Horse Island, United Kingdom
Scotislands summit horse island

Horse Island Summer Isles

An island for goats and birds

Isle Ristol Summer Isles
Isle Ristol

Isle Ristol Summer Isles

Wildlife and fauna treasure island in The Summer Isles

Tanera Mor Summer Isles
Cairn at top of Tanera Beg Summer Islands

Tanera Mor Summer Isles

Largest of the Summer Isles

Tanera Beg Summer Isles Bernera Loch Linnhe
Scotislands Eilean nan Caorach Appin cottage

Eilean nan Caorach Appin

Little islands with an industrial past

Eilean Fada Mor Summer Isles Oronsay Loch Sunart
Scotislands Oronsay

Oronsay Loch Sunart

A little rough diamond

Gruinard Island G822+VW Craignure, Isle of Mull

Rubha an Ridire Sound of Mull

A little island of shipwrecks

Carna Loch Sunart Hirta, United Kingdom calve island FMVX+P5 Gometra, Isle of Mull
Scottish islands gates Gometra


Gometra, an island with fences that views islands

Dutchmans Cap Treshnish Isles
Dutchmans cap summit

Dutchman’s Cap Treshnish Isles, Mull

Dutchman’s Cap Treshnish Isles, an iconic neighbour to Staffa

Walking through thick bracken

Eilean Dubh Appin

A tough little and unyeilding island

Yacht at anchor scottish island trimaran

Longa Loch Gairloch

Gate way to Loch Gairloch

Handa cliffs above blue sea


Scottish Wildlife Trust haven

Am Teampull chapel island of Rona


Rona a rugged island of beauty and tranquillity

Deep undergrowth Scotislands Eilean Nan Eildean Sunart

Eilean Nan Eildean Sunart

A little island, untrodden and wild

Carn Iar Scottish island

Carn Iar Summer Isles

Summer Isle gem in Loch Broom

Carn Skerries Scottish island summer isles

Carn Skerries Summer Isles

A stunning rugged skerry

Sulliven above Lochinver Scotland

Soyea Island Loch Inver

Soyea Island under the gaze of Sulliven