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Useful Links & Book List

Places & Interesting Sites information on the islands plus links general information the Scottish Tourist Board includes info on Troon and Marina Oban info plus web cam info on Mull plus interesting aerial photos site of the Tobermory Harbour Association info on distilleries and their island locations interesting info about St Kilda homely site for the Shiants the Gigha islanders' own site info on Rhum and other islands info on Skye some pictures of Arran The Malts Cruise Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust birds in western Scotland St Kilda - World Heritage Site info and pictures on the Shetland Islands info and pictures on Orkney info and pictures on the Faroe Islands all you want to know about the Faroe Islands
Travel inter-island ferries plus some local info trains:
Glasgow/Oban (for Mull)
Inverness/Thurso (for Orkney)
London/ Aberdeen Prestwick Airport and destinations Glasgow Airport and destinations low cost flights to Prestwick and Inverness low cost flights to Glasgow and Inverness flights to Glasgow and Inverness flights to Barra and Kirkwall flights to the Faroe Islands ferries to Faroe and Iceland maps and traffic info flights to/from Orkney flights for Orkney, London and beyond flights for Orkney, London and beyond ferry links to Orkney and Shetland coach travel from Glasgow (including the airport) to Oban and from Inverness to Scrabster (for Orkney) small ferry from John O’Groats to Orkney - possible to travel by coach-ferry-coach from Inverness to Kirkwall trains to Glasgow via the West Coast line trains to Glasgow via the East Coast line small car ferry from John O' Groats to Orkney good place to start planning travel to the Lofoten Islands good place to start planning a trip to Ireland good place to start planning travel to Ireland includes onward connections bus timetables from Cork Airport to Kinsale and Cahersiveen
Weather, Tides & General tidal predictions the met office includes sailing weather for Prestwick and Oban the same but note the differences we have found this forecast to be reliable weather information in GRIB format the Royal Yachting Association site Oyster Yachts Arctic sailing info and photos Find apps for the I-phone incl. Navionics

The following books will help get you into the spirit of the area – we keep some of them on the boat:

The Scottish Islands – A comprehensive guide to every Scottish Island
A large volume incorporating current day facts as well as history and anecdotes. Illustrated and very readable.
Author: Hamish Haswell-Smith
Publisher: Canongate

An Island Odyssey – Among the Scottish Isles in the Wake of Martin Martin
By the same author and publisher, a beautifully illustrated quick tour through a number of islands including the Shiants, St Kilda, the Small Isles, Staffa, Gigha and Sanda.

The Hebrides – a guide to the islands of Western Scotland
Author: Martin Coventry
Publisher: Goblin’s Head

An eye on the Hebrides – an illustrated journey
Author: Mairi Hedderwick
Publisher: Canongate

Scottish Island Hopping
Author: H Andrews and others
Publisher: Polygon

The Yachtsman’s Pilot
Sailing Directions in four volumes covering from the Mull of Galloway to Cape Wrath and including the Mainland coast and all the islands – lots of photographs, sketches etc.
Author: Martin Lawrence
Publisher: Imray

The Brendan Voyage
In a leather boat from Ireland to North America via Iona, the Outer Hebrides, Faroe and Iceland.
Author: Tim Severin
Publisher: Gill and Macmillan

The Lighthouse Stevensons
Four generations of this family, which included Robert Louis Stevenson of “Kidnapped” fame, built every lighthouse around Scotland.
Author: Bella Bathurst
Publisher: Harper Perennial