Muck | Colin Nutt

Island intro

Bursting with fantastic wildlife and stunning landscapes, Muck is the smallest of the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides. A low-lying fertile island, Muck is steeped in history and offers plenty for locals and visitors alike.

Ask an Islander

We caught up with islander Zoe Moffatt, Small Isles Artist, who shared her favourite things about island life on Muck.

“We have a close-knit, welcoming community of around 40,” she says. “It’s an amazing place for lifting the spirit and ditching the stresses of everyday life, even when the weather is typically Scottish!”

Muck has some fantastic foody places too, including, as Zoe tells us: “Choc-ness Chocolates and Cake. They run the tearoom and produce the most delicious cakes, pies, pastries and breads – they also provide evening meals and breakfasts too.”

Muck really does have something for everyone. “There are many events to be enjoyed throughout the year, from ceilidhs, visiting theatres and musicians, to willow-weaving workshops, raft races and beach barbecues.”

Gaelic / Gàidhlig

The Gaelic name for Muck is Eilean nam Muc – ‘Island of Whales’.

Want to say ‘I’m pleased to meet you’ in Gaelic? That’s ‘Tha mi toilichte do choinneachadh’!

Getting Here

CalMac Ferries operates year-round sailings between Mallaig on the mainland and Muck. Sailings may go via other islands. Visitors are not allowed to bring vehicles to the island.

The MV Shearwater operates seasonal passenger sailing to Muck from Mallaig on the mainland, via Eigg and Rùm.

Explore More

Want to find out more about Muck and explore more of our amazing islands?

Download the free Scottish Islands Passport app to:

  • discover your perfect island match,
  • find out about the experiences each island has to offer,
  • collect passport stamps for the islands you visit,
  • find information on accommodation, travel and island amenities.

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.