What if you were miles from anywhere? And yet... everything is around you. You've never felt so connected to a place before. In the distance, a violent silhouette of rocks cuts across the sky as it fades towards night. Mountains before you. A dark loch eager for a night of rest.
You've discovered something special here. Something most people you know have never and will never experience. The wild beauty of a Scottish Island.
And you know this is only the beginning. Which Scottish isle will you visit next? The legendary Skye? Humble Mull? Wild Orkney? Sweeping Outer Hebrides? Then there's Arran, Iona, Staffa, Islay, Bute... you could spend eternity with them and never grow restless.
In Orkney, bird watchers spotted 100 species in a week. In Mull, it’s almost guaranteed you’ll see a whale, dolphin, or porpoise. And in the Hebrides, you’re bound to stroll close to a herd of seals. So, join a tour to the islands, get your binoculars ready, and watch the wildlife roam.
Mesozoic eras, rock cycles, relative dating: geology can be dull. But not when you’re in the Scottish islands. Because 400 million-year-old outcrops clash with the weather and create extraordinary caves, immense mountains, and staggering sea-cliffs. After visiting, earth science may be your new favourite subject.
No one knows why we built stone circles. But when you’re there, it's unimportant. Because a mystical awe overcomes you. The location and shapes make sense. On the islands, you’ll find ancient examples of these landmarks. And if you’re lucky, you may figure out the mystery yourself.
From the backbreaking work of crofting to the intricate weaving of Harris Tweed, Scottish Islanders have dappled in many trades and professions. Step back in time and discover how people lived, worked and created. Perhaps you’ll have the chance to learn a skill or two while visiting.