Mull, Iona & Ardnamurchan

Some of the most picturesque and exciting places in Scotland can be found on various sides of the Sound of Mull. Dramatic views, an abundance of flora and fauna and often complete seclusion make these some of my favourite places.

Eigg, Rum & Skye

The views aren’t bad, either.

Even Iona, so often crowded and overrun with coach tours and day visitors, harbours quiet spots with beaches and cliffs to explore all alone. Alone except for the occasional wonky-eared visitor, that is.

Old creels have been put to great use here too, helping to stop erosion of the dunes.