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Scottish Islands cottages

Visit the Scottish Islands

Experience unspoilt beaches, towering mountains and a unique culture on a visit to the Scottish Islands. There are almost 800 islands to explore – stretching from Arran in the south to Unst in the Shetland Isles to the north – and less than 100 are inhabited. You can find magic and mystery in equal measure, whether you stay on just one or choose to island-hop. Divided into four main groups – Shetland, Orkney, the Inner Hebrides and the Outer Hebrides (or the Western Isles), plus Arran and Bute – you’ll find each island to be completely different from the rest, but all with a slower pace of life that’s the perfect antidote to the everyday.

Guide to the Isle of Arran

Home to an abundance of nature, majestic scenery and just 35 miles from Glasgow, The Isle of Arran is a Scottish Island well worth exploring. If you're looking for a remote retreat, this island is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

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A visitor’s paradise

The furthest north of the islands, Shetland is between Scotland and Scandinavia, and the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and is ideal for those looking for wild and rugged landscapes and a varied natural environment – including the famous Shetland ponies. History lovers will enjoy visiting Orkney’s abundance of prehistoric sites, while thrill-seekers can dive for relics in the island’s clear waters. Discover the Inner Hebrides’ breathtaking coastal scenery or follow a whisky trail to enjoy a true taste of the islands’ history and heritage. Experience the peace and quiet of the Outer Hebrides’ unspoilt white beaches and moorland landscapes and listen to the Gaelic that’s widely spoken on the islands. Or visit the isles of Arran and Bute, each just a short boat ride away from the mainland across the Firth of Clyde, where you’ll find varied landscapes and plenty of outdoor pursuits.

Take a look at our fantastic selection of holiday cottages in on the Scottish Islands that are perfect for your Scotland getaway.

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