The Isle of Coll is one of the most isolated islands of the Inner Hebrides.
The fish-shaped rocky island of Coll lies less than 7 miles off the coast of the Isle of Mull. The CalMac ferry drops off at Coll's only real village, Arinagour, whose whitewashed cottages line the western shore of Loch Eatharna, a popular safe anchorage for boats. The village also hosts most of the island's services and facilities.
The island's attractions are all natural: unspoiled beaches, the landscape and the rich flora and fauna. The corncrake is a particular speciality on Coll and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has established a bird reserve here to protect it. Golf, fishing and cycling are other popular pursuits, as is walking. For an overview of the whole island and a fantastic Hebridean panorama, you can follow in Johnson and Boswell's footsteps and take a wander up Ben Hogh - at 339 ft, Coll’s highest point - a few miles west of Arinagour, close to the shore.