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Small Isles

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The Small Isles lie just off the West coast of mainland Scotland in the Inner Hebrides.

The Islands[edit]

Get in[edit]

  • From Mallaig: ferries operated by CalMac run to and between the islands most days, and more frequently in summer.
  • From Arisaig: the MV Sheerwater, a small but comfortable foot passenger ferry with indoor and outdoor seating and a small tuck shop, operated by Arisaig Marine, runs daily from May to September to Eigg, Muck or Rum.

Get around[edit]

Map of Small Isles

Visitors are not allowed to bring cars to the islands. There are a few local cars on the islands.

Walking or cycling are the best ways of getting around, bikes may be available for hire locally.

Cities[edit]

As the islands all have very small populations, the most inhabited being Eigg with a population of 105, there are no major villages.

Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

See[edit]

  • Kinloch Castle, on Rum. Incredible late Victorian castle / country house.

Do[edit]

  • Birdwatching. All the islands provide good opportunities for birdwatching
  • Walking. Rum offers the most serous hillwalking including the Corbetts of the Rum Cuillin, which rise to 812m. On Eigg, An Sgurr is a pleasant climb.

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

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