Colonsay is one of the Southern Hebridean islands and a wee gem too. You can reach this wee gem from Oban by Calmac ferry in a little over two hours, or you can fly in. The island has some amazing beaches and especially Kiloran Bay is one of the most beautiful bays in the west of Scotland. With only 120 inhabitants the island is sparsely populated and most houses are found on … [Read more...] about Colonsay Hotel For Sale
Screen Machine is an 80-seat, air conditioned and 3D-ready mobile cinema which brings the latest films to remote and rural areas of Scotland. The cinema tours 33 communities in the Highlands and Western Islands and each tour lasts 6-7 weeks. Screen Machine also appears at selected film festivals. In March 2012 they filmed the cinema arriving on the Isle of Mull before they … [Read more...] about Fancy a Movie but can’t find a Cinema?
Nowadays a travel to one of the Hebridean islands is relatively simple. You pick a method of travel, book a ticket and, when the weather is favourable, you're on your island in a relatively short time. What a difference with the 1700s when steam ships had yet to be invented. In fact it was Scotsman James Watt who, in 1769, patented an improved version of the steam engine which … [Read more...] about The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides
So you've decided to visit one or more of the islands in the Southern Hebrides and now you're looking for a way to get there. A few islands such as Islay, Tiree and Colonsay have an airport and most of the others are served by ferries from Caledonian MacBrayne, or Calmac as they are called in Scotland. Calmac is the main operator of ferry services in the west of Scotland and … [Read more...] about Visiting the Southern Hebridean Islands
Mull Charters offers scenic & wildlife cruises in the Southern Hebrides from Ulva Ferry on Mull's west coast. Their boat can accommodate up to 12 passengers and they came in the news today on the ForArgyll website. According to the article on ForArgyll Mull Charters is ranked No 2 in World’s 10 great wildlife tours. You can see from the video I've included below that it can be … [Read more...] about Mull Charters Scenic and Wildlife Cruises