Tiree | Colin Nutt

About

The 'Land Below the Waves' is one of the sunniest places in the UK. However, whilst it may see sunshine almost every day of the year, there are only a few days when the wind isn’t felt. This wind makes the island a haven for water sports enthusiasts. Tiree is very much an agricultural island dotted with crofts, but it is also a great place for wildlife and is one of the Hebridean strongholds for corncrakes in the summer.

Famous For

  • The island is home to the Tiree Wave Classic – the world's longest-running professional windsurfing competition. Even outside of competition time, you can find locals and visitors braving the waters in and around Tiree throughout the year!

  • The Tiree Music Festival is a big event in the traditional music calendar in Scotland. 2,000 music lovers descend on this small island once a year to enjoy bands from far and wide and celebrate the island's strong musical heritage.

  • With only three small hills on the island, Tiree's big skies are stunning both day and night, and the lack of light interference makes it a great spot for some stargazing.

Ask an Islander

  • The seabird cliffs at Ceann á Mhara are alive with the sounds of Fulmars and other seabirds, and also offer you a great vantage point to look out for basking sharks and cetaceans.

  • Whilst travelling around the island, look out for the old churches, the Tiree 'spotty' houses and the distinctive roofs of Tiree’s boat houses.

  • Hynish is part of the Hebridean Whale Trail and you may spot minke whales and common dolphins. It also offers you the chance to learn about Skerryvore, the Stevenson lighthouse – for the adventurous amongst you, you can even take a boat trip out.

Accommodation

Check out the following accommodation listings to book your stay.

Visit Scotland accommodation

Isle of Tiree

More Information

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

Tiree Community Development Trust

Isle of Tiree

Wild about Argyll - Tiree

COVID-19

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

Covid-19

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.


CalMac Ferries operates regular sailings between Tiree and Oban on the mainland. Some ferries travel via Coll.

Loganair operates daily flights between Tiree and Glasgow.

Hebridean Air Services operates flights between Tiree and Oban Airport on the mainland. Some flights travel via Coll.

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.