Tiree | Colin Nutt

Island Intro

Ah, stunning Tiree, known as one of the sunniest places in the UK, with an almost constant sea breeze creating some fantastic waves for watersports. Tiree is rich in wildlife – particularly the enigmatic corncrake, now absent from much of the countryside.

Ask an Islander

Islander John Bowler told us why he loves May and June on Tiree so much. “While Tiree is great all year-round, May and June are probably my favourite months: the machair starts springing into life once more and the island resounds to the sounds of newly-born lambs, calves, breeding waders and corncrakes.”

Being an island, John tells us that “The local shellfish is not to missed”, and as the island is dotted with crofts, “the lamb, mutton and beef raised on the island’s bio-diverse grasslands are unmissable. There are also outlets for coffee, Tiree chocolate, Tiree tea and Tiree gin, among many others.”

Wildlife-rich Tiree is a fantastic place to spot many different species on sea and land, as John explains. “There’s feeding flocks of seabirds offshore, shorebirds on the beach and if you are lucky, maybe spotting an otter, dolphin or basking shark.”

But, John’s favourite thing about island life is “the Gaelic culture, traditional music and being part of a close-knit community on a beautiful, safe and friendly island.”

Gaelic / Gàidhlig

The Gaelic name for Tiree is Tiriodh.

Want to say ‘good afternoon’ to someone in Gaelic? That’s ‘feasgar math‘!

Getting Here

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.

Explore More

Want to find out more about Tiree 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.