Sailing the waters in between the Southern Hebrides is a unique experience, but flying over them like is shown in the three videos below must be sheer magic. The three videos below are taken from a helicopter and show the four southern most islands in the Inner Hebrides being Gigha, Islay, Colonsay and Jura. The videos offer breathtaking views of the islands and a total playing time of around 25 minutes. Prepare for a Hebridean dreamflight.
Part one starts on the isle of Gigha and later on the flight goes to Islay showing wonderful aerial views of Ardbeg, Lagavulin, Dunyveg, Laphroaig, Port Ellen, Kilnaughton Bay, the Oa peninsula and American monument. Then a very low flight over the Big Strand at Laggan bay and views of the low road and river Sorn with it’s brown peaty water. Part one ends at Bowmore with nice views of the pier, Bowmore distillery and the round church.
Part two starts at Bowmore and heads over Loch Indaal to the Rhinns of Islay and Port Charlotte. From there it’s Back to Finlaggan, the seat of the Lord of the Isles, and the Sound of Islay. There are cracking views of Caol Ila distillery and village and further south to Dunlossit Castle and Port Askaig. From there it’s on to Jura and the Corryvreckan whirlpool.
Part three starts at Loch Tarbert and the beaches on the south-west of Jura then following the (long) road north to Craighouse and on to the Paps of Jura with heavenly views of the cloud covered mountains. Now to Colonsay which was inhabited almost 7000 years ago, evidence came from flint tools found south of Kiloran bay. Colonsay is rich in plantlife, in fact one of the richest islands in Scotland. More views of Colonsay House and gardens and over to Oronsay and the oyster farm where you can see splendid views of the Priory.