Islands Around Oban in the Firth of Lorn
Fascinating information about the abandoned islands of Scarba and Belnahua, from the Lonely Isles website.
Easdale in the Firth of Lorn, about 15 miles south of Oban, is the smallest permanently-inhabited island of the Inner Hebrides.
Remote islands West of Luing, the name means 'Isles of the Sea'. Difficult to reach but worth it for the views and historic monuments.
Kerrera shelters Oban from the sea. The ferry is 2 miles S. of Oban on the Gallanach Road. Walks, teagarden, bunkhouse, Gylen Castle.
Well designed site with excellent gallery, 'What's On' section, local news, a history section, travel information and much more.
A guide to walks on Lismore's network of little-used old footpaths. The routes described can allbe done in a day from the mainland.
Luing is a tranquil paradise, with stunning views to Mull, Scarba, the Garvellachs and the many other small islands that surround it.
Famous for its Luing cattle, the island is reached via the Cuan Ferry from Seil. Unsdiscovered Scotland page.
This large and beautiful island is easily reached by CalMac ferry from Oban to Craignure or up the Sound of Mull to Tobermory (of 'Balamory' fame).
An interesting account of a day trip in 1996 from Oban to Mull, Staffa and Iona. Lots of detail and pictures.
A mountainous island separated from Jura by the infamous Corryvreckan whirlpool. Take a Seafari RIB trip frmo Seil to view the whirlpool and the island.
Seil is connnected by a 200 year old bridge, but retains its island character nonetheless. The community website has a lot of useful links, plus a photo gallery.
Shuna is approximately 3 miles long, and one and a half miles wide, situated, between the mainland and its larger neighbour of Luing.
Small island off the north end of Luing that can be waded out to at high tide. A holiday cottage can be rented above the famous yacht anchorage at Ardnamir.
See the 'Other organisations' section for links to websites for other islands slightly further from Oban but accessible by ferry.