ISLE OF TIREE
The Isle of Tiree is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides. It is relatively small - about twelve miles long and three miles wide - and very flat. Although the island is famous for its fertility it has been described variously as 'a raised beach' and 'the land below the waves'.
The island has a mild climate with some of the highest levels of sunshine recorded anywhere in the British Isles. It benefits from the moderating influence of the Gulf Stream ensuring that frost is rare and evenings in mid-summer are warm and balmy.
Tiree is also known as a windy place, with the strongest winter gales normally occurring in December and January. The advantage, however, is that midges are almost non-existent in summer.
The majority of visitors to Tiree use the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry service from Oban. They operate a 'roll on roll off' service for passengers with vehicles and foot passengers. for more details of the service visit the CalMac website.
In the summer, particularly July and August, there is great demand for vehicle places on the ferry so early booking is recommended.
Flybe operate a regular air service from Glasgow Airport. The 45 minute flight is said to be one of the most spectacular air routes in Scotland with grand views of western Scotland and the Isles. Hebridean Air Services operate a service from Oban Airport. Flights from Glasgow operate everyday except Sunday in the winter and every day in the summer - whilst the service from Oban operates only on Monday and Wednesday.
For a full list of all hotels and rented accommodation please visit the Isle of Tiree website.
(info from www.isleoftiree.com)