Looking for a remote Scottish island? Getting the ferry to Colonsay might be the answer. Off the west coast is Dubh Attach, the black rock, and then nothing till Canada. The walks on the island are spectacular, from the coastal routes to the 22 MacPhies, Colonsay’s version of the Munros. Take a boat trip round the island to see the best of the island’s marine life, especially the colonies of fulmars, razorbills and kittiwakes on the western cliffs. Back on land, there’s also a micro-brewery, a population of native honey bees, golden beaches, and a herd of wild goats. A golf course, too, if you fancy playing one of the remotest 18 holes of your career. Colonsay’s music, book, and spring festivals are worth a look, too, if you want to add some culture to your island adventure.

Departs… Arrives… Duration… Provider… Frequency…
Oban Scalasaig 2hrs 20mins CalMac Year round
Port Askaig Scalasaig 1hr 25mins CalMac Year round