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Scotland's West Coast: Tiree

By Kombi Campers on June 13, 2016

The island is one of the sunniest places in the UK, and with the moderating influence of the warm Gulf Stream, winter temperatures are generally higher than on the mainland, while summer evenings are warm and balmy. It acts as the perfect spot for those who enjoy sea kayaking, surfing and wind surfing. There is also enough variety to accommodate beginners or seasoned pros! If you are very lucky you also might be able to spot a pod of Orca whales who have been known to swim in and around the western coasts of Scotland; as well as other marine life including Dolphins, Basking Sharks and Minke Whales.

Tiree also has cultural hotspots where visitors can go and learn about what island life would have been like in the past. You can head over to the heritage centres at Scarinish and Hynish to learn all about the old relics, stories, poems, maps and much more.

Thanks largely to its remote location, away from light pollution that you may find on the mainland, Tiree is also one of the best spots in the whole of the UK to get a clear view of the night sky. Perfect for avid stargazers or those who have ever wondered what it’s really like to see the milky-way streaking across the night sky. Tiree offers a rare glimpse out into the Universe!

The natural beauty and wonder of Tiree extends from the sea to the land and even to the sky. So if you seek tranquillity, freedom of space and clean pure air, the Isle of Tiree has it all. As always you can check the Isle of Tiree website for all the info you need. Including tips about accommodation, public services,  sports and leisure as well as a whole range of other topics you may be curious about.

How to get to Tiree from the mainland

The majority of visitors to Tiree use the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry service from Oban. They operate a 'roll on roll off' service for passengers with vehicles and foot passengers.


Thanks for reading and as always, happy camping!