North West

Canna

Canna, History & Heritage, Island enthusiast

By Robin McKelvie The Isle of Eigg shines brightly as an example of a Scottish island where a community buy-out has not only halted depopulation,…


Shaping Our Islands

Coll, History & Heritage, Island enthusiast, Lewis, Papa Westray, Unst

Shaping Our Islands travelogue By Robin McKelvie In the world of glossy TV documentaries the soaring mountains and tumbling glens of Scotland are left, front…


Rum

History & Heritage, Island enthusiast, North West, Rum

By Robin McKelvie Rum information I’m writing this on the Lucy Mary, a small ship dragging me away across the surf from Rum. This remarkable…


Eigg

Eigg, Island enthusiast, North West

By Robin McKelvie Arriving on Eigg is always an utter joy. And today is the first time I’ve arrived to find the Scottish Islands Passport…


Meet the Makers

Arran, Canna, Eigg, Harris, Island enthusiast, Islay, Mainland Shetland, Rum, Skye

By Robin McKelvie Much of our world today is dominated by retail hegemony and the mass-produced. We tend to slog through most of our shopping…


An introduction By Robin McKelvie

Arran, Coll, Fetlar, Island enthusiast, Jura, Lismore, Muck, Mull, Papa Westray, Skye, Ulva, Unst, Wyre

We’ve teamed up with talented travel writer Robin McKelvie to bring you a series of blogs sharing our mutual love of the Scottish Islands. Read…


Island Maker series with Julia Welstead

Barra, Island enthusiast, Lewis, North West

We teamed up with our pals at Isle20 and writer Julia Welstead to get to know some of the very talented makers and artists…