In light of COVID-19, everyone's health and safety is the most important thing. This means despite the love and desire to share our friendly, passionate and unique country, we must ask everyone at this time not to travel to our islands and remote rural communities.
Bringing the virus to these fragile and less accessible places puts unnecessary pressure on essential services and health services for local residents.
Ferry travel will only be available for those who permanently live on the islands and who have an essential need to travel to and from the mainland for essential supplies or business.
Combining stunning scenery and island paradises, Argyll & The Isles is the ideal area to escape amid awe-inspiring landscapes. Located on the west coast of Scotland, the region is home to 23 inhabited islands, each offering tranquil beaches and their own unique island cultures, while the rugged vistas on the mainland are guaranteed to take your breath away. With seven National Nature Reserves (and many more parks, gardens and wild spaces in between), Argyll & The Isles is one of the best places in Scotland to see iconic wildlife, including golden eagles, red deer, otters, seals, puffins and more.
Explore gorgeous white sandy beaches, stargaze at the night sky, try out world-class watersports, taste delicious single malt whiskies, explore Scotland's Adventure Coast, and many more fascinating experiences await you across the region. Uncover miles of spectacular coastline along the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail, or explore the area's 'secret coast' on the stunning Cowal Way walking trail.