A Guide to the Islands of Scotland; Kevin Brouillard; Oyster

UK – Heart of Neolithic Orkney

Scotland’s isles and islands are where Scottish Gaelic culture is at its richest, not to mention there’s plenty of sheer beauty and remoteness to these regions.

Scotland is known for many things: romantic castles, the formidable Highlands, kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster, among many others. Whether for the natural landscapes, rich cultural sites, or something kitschier, Scotland ranks high on many travelers’ itineraries. Many visitors base their trip around Edinburgh with perhaps a day-trip or two to the countryside, but this is only a small part of Scotland’s charm. Scotland’s isles and islands are where Scottish Gaelic culture is at its richest, not to mention there’s plenty of sheer beauty and remoteness to these regions. Scotland incorporates 790 islands, so we’ve broken down the main archipelagos and isles down by region.

Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

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