The Isle of Eigg is one of the smallest Hebridean islands on Scotland’s west coast (its got a total area of only 12 square miles) but it also has some of the most diverse landscapes in the country, and in my opinion it’s totally underrated as a tourist destination.
The Isle of Arran lies to the west of Glasgow in the Firth of Clyde which makes it one of the easiest west coast islands to get to, and yet it’s large enough that you can journey out to its extremities and really feel like you’re completely isolated from the rest of civilisation.
The Quiraing is an outstanding area of natural beauty on the northernmost summit of Trotternish on the Isle of Skye that was formed thousands of years ago by a series of monumental landslips.
If you visit the Isle of Skye then you have to visit the Fairy Pools, the beautifully clear crystal-blue pools of water that lie at the foot of the Black Cuillin hills.
Located in Trotternish, around 6 miles north of the main town of Portree, The Storr is the remnant of an ancient landslide which resulted in a dramatic cliff-face backdrop with the ‘Old Man’ sitting in a prominent position on its own looking out across the stunning landscape of Loch Leathan and the Sound of Raasay.
The Isle of Islay is one of the largest west-coast Scottish islands and has the nickname ‘The Queen of the Hebrides’ – a title that’s been passed down the generations for hundreds of years by the proud people who live there.
The Isle of Tiree is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides and although small at only 20 square miles it has become increasingly popular with tourists thanks to its golden sandy beaches and shallow bays of crystal clear water.