Hebrides: Islands 14 & 15 of 51: Isles of Ulva and Staffa

Isle of Ulva: Population: 11 (2011), Mull Group, Inner Hebrides Isle of Staffa: Population: zero, Mull Group, Inner Hebrides Isle of Mull (2nd visit): Population: 2990 (2011), Inner Hebrides I spoiled myself today and handed all transport concerns over to Caledonian MacBrayne and their affiliate Turus Mara, a Mull based tour operator, and had a … Continue reading Hebrides: Islands 14 & 15 of 51: Isles of Ulva and Staffa

HEBRIDES: ISLANDS 11, 12 & 13 OF 51: ISLES OF LISMORE & KERRERA, PLUS ERISKA: PART 2

Isle of Lismore: Population: 192 (2011), Inner Hebrides Isle of Kerrera: Population: 34 (2011), Inner Hebrides Eriska: Population: Unknown (2011), Inner Hebrides I left Port Appin quite happy with my visit.  Lismore is a great place and if i’m honest I was a little annoyed with myself that in all the times I’ve been to … Continue reading HEBRIDES: ISLANDS 11, 12 & 13 OF 51: ISLES OF LISMORE & KERRERA, PLUS ERISKA: PART 2

Hebrides: Islands 11, 12 & 13 of 51: Isles of Lismore & Kerrera, plus Eriska: PART 1

Isle of Lismore: Population: 192 (2011), Inner Hebrides Isle of Kerrera: Population: 34 (2011), Inner Hebrides Eriska: Population: Unknown (2011), Inner Hebrides “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men, Gang aft agley“ For the past week or so I’d been planning to visit Tiree before the end of June.  I was really looking forward … Continue reading Hebrides: Islands 11, 12 & 13 of 51: Isles of Lismore & Kerrera, plus Eriska: PART 1

Hebrides: Islands 8, 9 & 10: Eilean Donan, Eilean Ban and Isle of Skye (1)

Eilean Donan: Population: 1 (2011), Inner Hebrides Eilean Ban: Population: 2 (2011) now uninhabited, Inner Hebrides Isle of Skye: Population: 10,008 (2011), Inner Hebrides This trip began with an early morning drive north from Glasgow along the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, over the Great Moor of Rannoch, through Glencoe, Fort William, Glen Shiel and … Continue reading Hebrides: Islands 8, 9 & 10: Eilean Donan, Eilean Ban and Isle of Skye (1)

Hebrides: Island 7 of 51: Isle of Mull (1)

Mull: Population 2990, Inner Hebrides Mull was always going to be an island requiring several visits.  The diversity of the landscape, the large number of locations to be photographed and the fact that there are another 5 smaller satellite islands to visit means that I had always planned to visit Mull several times during this … Continue reading Hebrides: Island 7 of 51: Isle of Mull (1)

Hebrides: Islands 5 & 6 of 51: Isles of Easdale & Luing

Easdale: Population: 59 (2011), Inner Hebrides, “Slate islands group” Luing: Population: 195 (2011), Inner Hebrides, “Slate islands group” I parked at the far end of the village of Ellenabeich beneath the walls of an old quarry in what has to be one of the contenders for the “UK carpark with the best view” awards! Look … Continue reading Hebrides: Islands 5 & 6 of 51: Isles of Easdale & Luing

Hebrides: Islands 2 & 3 of 51 – Danna & Eilean da Mheinn

Danna: Population 1 (in 2011), Inner Hebrides, Islay group Eilean da Mheinn: Population 1 (in 2011), Inner Hebrides, Islay group I’ve included these two islands in one blog as they have much in common and are relatively close to each other, so it was possible to visit and photograph them both in the same morning. … Continue reading Hebrides: Islands 2 & 3 of 51 – Danna & Eilean da Mheinn