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70 things to do in Islands

The Scottish Islands are the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax while surrounded by it’s staggering beauty. Whether your kayaking in Shetland or dancing on Vatersay we are sure you’ll be taken aback by the beautiful sea views and amazing wildlife and beaches.

We truly cant recommend a trip to Scotland’s islands enough. Each of them has it’s own unique quirks, cultures and people and you’ll have a great time exploring as many of them as you can! Try getting involved with local passtimes and events like scallop hunting on the beaches of Barra, or a Cèilidh on the Isle of Bute. Throwing yourself into the islands unique way of living is the best way to experience them and you won’t regret a second of your trip to some of the prettiest places on earth!

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The Achamore Gardens were Created by Colonel Sir James Horlick who got helped by Gardener Kitty Lloyd Jones in 1944. Achamore Gardens is the home of Horlick’s renowned Rhododendron and Camellia Collection. Flourishing in Gigha’s warm …

Although there are loads of adventures on Funstacker, only one can be the ultimate adventure! Skye Highland Adventures have it covered with one-day activities, alongside two or three-day packages where you’ll do a combination of canyoning, …

Planning a trip to the Outer Hebrides? Travel in style by flying to Barra and landing on Britain’s only beach runway! Take off from Glasgow and enjoy the incredible views as you pass over the world-famous …

For any historian fans out there, Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran gives the visitors a truly interactive experience. In the castle there is; a Victorian arcade, mood lighting and evocative sounds, so whilst you …

Bute Boat Tours offer customers the chance to tour Bute in an exhilarating and educational way! They run boat trips around Bute, Argyll and the Firth of Clyde on Commando One (a Tornado High Performance Boat, …

Discover the wild side of the Isle of Bute at Bute Forest! Bute Forest (also known as Rhubodach Forest) is a spectacular spot to take in a variety of landscapes – ancient woodland, commercial forest, moorland …

Are you a born adventurer because if so it is time to go up north and try Coasteering at Skye Adventure where there is over 400 miles of outstanding coastline to explore so it will be …

For an interesting day out for all visitors including families! Bute Museum showcases the area’s rich history, specialising in medieval and neolithic artefacts. Perfectly catered for children, with lower-level displays so that even the little ones …

For the ultimate diving holiday, the M.V. Invincible is Orkney’s largest dive boat with a length of 25m and is licensed to carry up to 12 passengers and three crew. The Invincible explores the many WW2 …

Looking to explore Shetland under the guidance of experienced tour guides via bus? This family-owned business is ready to offer you just what you want! You can pick from private, small group tours where you choose …

Ever wanted to explore an island? Or are you a Scottish history and/or culture lover? If so, then the Island of Inchmurrin on Loch Lomond is the place for you. The island was and still is …

Come and see the beautiful coastline of Hoy and Orkney in a one of boat tour experience! The team at Island Tours of Hoy offer bespoke private tours every day daily throughout the year. Their scheduled …

Ever wanted to try kayaking at sea? Look no further! In Shetland, you can book day, half-day and evening guided kayaking tours of Scotland’s sublime and biologically diverse coastlines. With qualified instructors always nearby, kayakers of …