Lismore | Ros Gasson


Discover a wild landscape of crofts and farms, ruined castles and Pictish settlements, ancient religious sites, secluded coves, fresh-water lochs and magnificent starry skies at night. Hidden trails will lead you off the beaten track and into a scenic landscape rich in wildlife and impressive geological features. This industrious island has a well-stocked wee shop, post office, Gaelic Heritage Centre with excellent café, library and museum shop, and a variety of local food producers, crafters, makers and bakers.

Did you know that the Gaelic name for Lismore is Lios Mòr?

Famous For

  • Lismore's fertile soil and limestone geology contribute to an abundance of special flora and fauna on the island.

  • St Moluag’s Cathedral, situated at the ancient centre of the island, hosts regular archaeological events and you can view the cathedral's medieval grave slabs.

  • Sailean was once a hive of industry as a 19th century industrial site where limestone was quarried from the cliffs to be burnt in the lime kilns below, and shipped away to be used as a vital material in buildings across the globe.

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  • The tiny village of Port Ramsay, with its boat-building heritage, hasn't changed much since the row of cottages was built nearly 200 years ago.

  • Sailean Bay is known for Lismore's largest lime quarry, but it is also home to coastal caves, abandoned cottages, and an old pier currently used by our local langoustine fisherman.


Check out the following accommodation listings to book your stay.

Visit Scotland accommodation

Isle of Lismore - accommodation

More Information

You can find some additional information about Lismore at the links below

Isle of Lismore

Lismore Gaelic Heritage Centre

Explore Lismore


Please check the latest rules on travelling to and around the Scottish islands on the Scottish Government website, including guidance on testing before you travel. Please note that advice may vary depending on the specific island you are visiting.

Getting here


In order to keep our island communities safe during the ongoing pandemic, please check the latest guidance from the Scottish Government about travelling to and around the islands. Please note that advice may vary depending on the specific island you are visiting.

CalMac operates several sailings to Lismore from Oban throughout the day.

Argyll and Bute Council operates regular sailings from Port Appin on the mainland to Lismore throughout the day.

Get Your Passport

You can find lots more information about things to see and do on the island, see some amazing island photography and collect your island stamp by downloading our app.

Download the app

App in phone

Download the Scottish Island Passport app to collect your island stamps! The app also provides lots more information on each island including recommendations from locals about things to see and do, info on how to get around, more stunning photos and useful offline maps.

  • Unlock Stamps - Collect them all! Stamp your passport when you visit each island - with an individual stamp designed to represent a unique aspect of island heritage.
  • Experiences - Discover the best experiences each island has to offer – from local boat trips to exciting traditional festivals, there is something for everyone.
  • Maps - Navigate the islands with useful offline maps, handy for areas where internet connectivity is weak.
  • Travel Jounals - Create an in-location travel journal with pictures from your island adventures, to look back on your trip.
  • Favourites - keep track of your most loved islands with the favourites feature. Available to access from your account on both the app and web.