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West Coast & the Isles

It is easy to see why the west coast should attract so many visitors, with its combination of stunning coastal and mountain scenery, sandy beaches, towering cliffs, sea lochs and inlets, craggy peaks and heather slopes.

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West Coast & the Isles Self Catering Cottages

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Holidays on Scotland's most beautiful coastline

Whether on the mainland or on the offshore islands (Britain's last frontier) there is time to marvel at the scenery and the teeming wildlife and recharge batteries worn down by the demands of 21st century living.

Argyll & the Isles

Argyll & the Isles

Argyll provides a wealth of different attractions, including many long sea lochs. The Isle of Mull, in particular, is a truly magical place that is reached by ferry.



Lochaber is a stunning area of mountains, glens and sea inlets, with the lovely Ardnamurchan peninsula stretching to the westernmost point of the UK.

Isles of Skye & Raasay

Isles of Skye & Rasaay

The Isle of Skye, with its delightful satellite Raasay, is surely the best known of all the Scottish islands and is a mecca for climbers, walkers and sailors.

Lochalsh/Wester Ross

Lochalsh/Wester Ross

The Lochalsh and Wester Ross area has magnificent mountain ranges, picturesque fishing villages and some of the most remote and unspoilt land in the UK.

The Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides

This spectacular group of islands, including Lewis and Harris and the Uists, provides the most memorable of holiday experiences and some fabulous beaches.

The Western Isles are also known as the Outer Hebrides or the Gaelic 'Na h-Eileanan an Iar' (for many of the locals, Gaelic is their first language) and consist of 130 miles of many large and small islands - from Lewis and Harris in the north to Uist and Barra in the south.

These islands can be accessed by ferry or by plane to airports at Stornoway, Benbecula and Barra. Ferries run from Ullapool to Stornoway, Uig (Skye) to Lochmaddy in North Uist and Tarbert on Harris and from Oban to Castlebay on Barra and Lochboisdale on South Uist.

A wild but beautiful landscape

North Uist

    The Western Isles is a wild region being buffeted by the waves of the Atlantic and the (relatively mild) strong south-westerly winds.

    The mainly bleak but magnificent landscape is a mix of mountains and flat peat moorland, many inland lochs, steep cliffs and sandy beaches with wide stretches of machair (grassy sand dunes). Sparse settlements of cottages and bungalows are strung out along the moors and much of Uist and Benbecula consist of small parcels of land linked by causeways.

    The culture in the north is deeply influenced by strong Protestant beliefs with everything closing down on Sundays whereas the Roman Catholic south is less strict about observing the Sabbath and the drinking of alcohol. The Western Isles has a fascinating history demonstrated by Neolithic standing stones, Viking place names and evidence of the Clearances.


    Sunart, Moidart & Ardnamurchan

    An area of stunning scenery with the opportunity to spot dolphins, whales and even minke whales.

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