The Islands of Scotland

The islands of Scotlands are simply magical, each with their own varying charm from majestic mountains, to fantastic sandy beaches. 

Come escape to the wonderful wildlife of Mull and Arran to the gentler more rolling landscapes of Islay and Gigha, the spiritual serenity of Iona, the peace of  Colonsay, mystical & magnificent Isle of Skye. For a greater contrast, the further flung Outer Hebrides offer an intoxicating blend of wild natural beauty, sparkling sandy beaches and stunning rocky landscapes. Finally, the enchanting Orkney Islands, and Shetland Islands with their distinctive culture drawn from centuries of Norse rule.

What are you waiting for?  Book an island holiday now with EmbraceScotland.  Here are a few ideas of what you can expect to see and do in Scotland’s Islands this December.


Duslach a’ Bhàis : MORTAL REMAINS, Lewis, 8 Oct 2012 – 31 Dec 2012

20 years on from his seminal ‘Acts of Faith’ exhibition, Harris-based sculptor Steve Dilworth returns to An Lanntair with a major show. Fittingly it will form part of the Faclan Book Festival, which this year is themed on Belief.

Cinderella (The Stornoway Thespians), Lewis,  6 – 8 Dec 2012. It’s good ol’ panto season again and the Stornoway Thespians are putting on a dazzling performance of Cinderella this year!

Daimh, Lewis, 14 December 2012 – Daimh (pronounced da-eve) is the Gaelic word for affinity or kinship. Bringing together an exciting combination of young musicians from Ireland, Cape Breton, California and the Highlands of Scotland, the band embodies the close links that still exist in today’s Gaelic world.

The Ba, Kirkwall, Orkney, 25 December 2012
Traditional game of street rugby between the Uppies and Downies (depending on where the players live).



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