Immerse yourself in Coll
With a population of around 220, Coll is a place to embrace 'being' rather than 'doing'. Coll isn’t a place you visit with a long list of things to fit into each day. It’s a place where you become ‘an islander’ during your stay. Where you can relax and enjoy the pace of island life. And, most importantly, experience the welcome that Coll is renowned for.
The white-washed cottages of Arinagour greet you as you arrive. Walk on the secluded beaches, marvel at the wildlife and enjoy a dram or two in the friendly Coll Hotel. On the occasional wet day, Coll’s community centre (An Cridhe) offers a great space to relax, read or play sports.
Wild-life lovers will have a field day on Coll. The island’s beaches, meadows, moors and machair provide a home for a wealth of flora and fauna, and twitchers are in for a real treat. Much of western Coll is an RSPB reserve, and a vast variety of birds can be spotted. Coll hereby offers a much wider range of bird species than other Scottish islands due to the diversity of habitat in such a small place.
With no street lights and its geographic isolation, Coll is a great place for star gazing. The tiny Inner Hebridean island is the only one in Scotland that can boast the status of being a ‘Dark Skies Island’, and even more impressively is only one of two such designated islands in the world.
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