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  • Argyll

    Scalasaig

    On the beautiful Island of Colonsay lies a village by the name of Scalasaig. Colonsay is about twenty square miles in size and is home to only about 122 people. Scalasaig is the principal village on the island and in fact the island is so small that you can never travel more than five miles from the village of Scalsaig without wandering out into the frigid ocean. The area enjoys a ...

  • Argyll

    Bowmore

    The Island of Islay, which is also known as “The Queen of the Hebrides”, lies off the coast of Scotland and falls within the Argyll region. It forms part of the Inner Hebrides and is the southernmost island in this cluster of islands. Bowmore, although small, is the capital of the Island of Islay. On a clear day visitors can see the beautiful Irish coast, which lies just twenty-five miles ...

  • Hebrides

    Iona

    Iona is a small island which forms part of the Inner Hebrides archipelago in Scotland. Its Gaelic name is I Chaluim Cille which is roughly translated as Saint Columba’s Island and it was on this tiny island that the Irish priest and prince who later came to be revered as Saint Columba established his monastery. The monastery became his center of Christianity and over time Iona has come to be ...

  • Regions

    Hebrides

    The Hebrides are named for the Norse word Harbredey which, when roughly translated, means the "isles at the edge of the sea". This aptly describes the Outer Hebrides since they are the most westerly islands off the Scottish mainland. The Outer Herbrides are a number of many smaller islands that are situated in relatively close proximity to each other.