Islands

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Erraid

Erraid is a tidal island one mile square in area which lies off the south west of Mull. It is connected by a beach at low tide to the Isle of Mull and it is renowned for being one of the driest and sunniest places on the west coast of Scotland. READ MORE

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Iona

The Isle of Iona was where St. Columba landed in his coracle in 563AD to bring Christianity to Britain. It is famous for its beautiful Abbey and Nunnery. The island is separated from Mull by the mile wide stretch of water, the Sound of Iona. READ MORE

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Inch Kenneth

Inch Kenneth was regarded as second only to Iona in its ecclesiastical importance during Medieval times. It is said that Kings of Scotland were buried here if storms prevented passage to Iona. The island has found a certain notoriety more recently which, no doubt, adds to it's allure. READ MORE

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Staffa

From Iona, it is only a short boat ride to Staffa. Fingal’s Cave, said to have inspired Mendelssohn’s Hebridean Overture, has a cathedral-like ceiling that rises 65 feet above the surface of the sea. The puffins are common, and visitors will enjoy walking amongst these nesting birds. READ MORE

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Isle of Ulva

Here on Ulva you're sure to spot Red Deer, Golden Eagles, Buzzards and seals. This beautiful little isle is situated off the west coast of Mull and is reached by a small passenger ferry which runs Monday to Friday from Easter to October. READ MORE

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Little Colonsay

Little Colonsay is an uninhabited island west of the Isle of Ulva off Mull in Scotland. The geology of the island is columnar basalt, similar to that on Ulva, but less dramatic than on neighbouring Staffa. READ MORE

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Lunga

Lunga is the best place in the Treshnish Isles to view the Puffins in season and also the main bird sanctuary. Puffins can be seen from mid April until early August. There are various tour operators which offer a combined Staffa and Lunga trip everyday during the season. READ MORE

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Calve Island

There are great views out to Calve Island from the coastal walk between Tobermory and Aros Park. Some of the boat trips leaving Tobermory take you around the island to see the colony of Common Seals. READ MORE