Immerse yourself in Coll and Tiree

Go on a Hebridean adventure on the islands of Coll and Tiree. Known as the ‘sunshine isle’, Tiree is home to some of the best beaches in Scotland. If you seek tranquillity, freedom of space, and clean pure air, the Isle of Tiree has it all. Though only 12 miles long and 3 miles wide, the sky and sea stretch from horizon to horizon. With no woodland and only three sizeable hills on an otherwise flat landscape, there is nothing to obscure the view. And the only sounds you are likely to hear are the waves lapping on the vast expanses of white sand beaches and a myriad of birdcalls. There is something of a fascination for all visitors, young and old. The beautiful beaches provide miles of potential sandcastles, gently sloping paddling pools, and windsurfing for the more adventurous. Tiree's history and architecture capture the imagination revealing bygone ages, and the abundance of birds and other wildlife will keep naturalists engrossed for many an hour.

 

With a population of around 220, Coll is a place to really get away from it all. The white-washed cottages of Arinagour greet you as you arrive. Coll enjoys some of the highest sunshine hours in the UK per annum, so be sure to take a walk on the secluded beaches, marvel at the fantastic wildlife and enjoy a dram or two in the friendly Coll Hotel. Located far from the obscuring haze of light pollution, Coll has some of the darkest skies in Europe and offers fantastic star gazing opportunities, such as Coll and the Cosmos - an astronomical adventure, which is a must-see when visiting Coll! Even on a rainy day, Coll's community centre, An Cridhe, offers a great space to relax, read or play sports, alongside the locals, making all visitors feel welcome - why not get to know the locals and become your very own 'islander'. 

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Planning your journey

Travel by car, bus or train to Oban and then ferry from the CalMac ferry terminal to Coll or Tiree.

There is a small airport on Tiree with scheduled flights from Oban and Glasgow and many private aircraft lands on the island. There is also a small airfield on Coll with regular flights from Oban. Be sure to check out flights with Hebridean Air Service & Loganair.