Scotislands is a record of visits to far flung Scottish islands. Many remote, many summitted and many to return to another day. 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 . Obscure islets such as Eilean Dubh near Appin or Eilean Fada Mhor in the Summer Isles are also included. Gruinard Island. ‘Anthrax Island’ made infamous by it being the centre of biological warfare studies during the second world war is visited.
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.
My boat, Trade Winds is a Farrier 27 trimaran and is 100% carbon neutral for all electrical systems, domestics and navigation requirements. Drawing on solar and wind turbine she has not burnt a drop of fossil fuel or plugged into shore power for energy needs in 10 years. This, along with the use of wind, wave and tidal propulsion makes her one of the ‘cleanest’ modes of transport around!
You will find the islands tagged on the map and listed on the Islands page.
Scotislands Facebook Page Here