Places of Interest

  • The first flight to land on Tiree was in 1929. The Tiree Association chartered a plane to visit the summer sports on the Reef. Islanders ...
  • This is the historical centre on the island of Tiree. An Iodhlann - pronounced 'an-ee-lun' - is Gaelic for the stackyard where the harvest is ...
  • An Talla, the new island community hall, was opened on 1st July 2004. It replaced an older hall on the same site which had been ...
  • An Turas is in, and of, the landscape and the place ... it is that which gives it its meaning. It is both a building ...
  • Dug into the hillside at the east end of Balephetrish are two quarries, one for rock that was used for building the airport runways back ...
  • Ben Hough reaches a height of 119m and provides panoramic views of the whole island.
  • Ben Hynish – the highest point on the island - reaches a height of 141m and provides wonderful views of the whole island and the ...
  • Dr Alexander Buchanan was Tiree’s first doctor from 1860 until his death in 1911. Such was the respect and admiration placed upon him, a monument ...
  • Walk up the track past Tilley, the Community Wind Turbine, and climb to the top of the hill. Can you see any signs of the ...
  • This is the best example of a broch on Tiree and the only one that has been excavated. The broch was built in about 60AD ...
  • There has been a pier at Scarinish since the beginning of the 20th century. In 1991 the present link-span was erected enabling 'roll-on roll-off' types ...
  • The 'Golf Ball' is 24m high and sits on the summit of Ben Hynish. It is an important civil aviation radar station, scanning the skies ...
  • ‘Happy Valley’, so named by RAF personnel during World War II, is situated in the south-west of Tiree about one kilometre from the township of ...
  • The buildings at Hynish were started in 1837 and comprised a dock, workshops and lodgings for those involved in the building of the Skerryvore Lighthouse.
  • This signal tower was built in 1843 to provide semaphore communication with Skerryvore Lighthouse. Semaphore is a system of sending visual messages using hand-held flags, ...
  • Situated on the site of what is believed to be Tiree’s only castle, which originally stood on an island in the loch. The original dry ...
  • Kenavara is the third highest of our “bens”. This is the breeding ground for Tiree’s main seabird colony and is the home to shags, fulmars, ...
  • Now in ruins, this church building probably dates from the late Middle Ages. With its dedication to St Kenneth, a colleague of St Columba, it ...
  • Situated behind the Tiree Lodge Hotel, and accessed by the same road, are the ancient chapels of Kirkapol. The larger of the ruins, which dates ...
  • Loch a' Phuill is the largest of the lochs on Tiree and is the source of the fresh water supply for the island.
  • This is the second largest loch on Tiree situated in the north west of the island.
  • Tùr Mhic Chaluim in Kilkenneth was erected by the people of Tiree in honour of the Reverend Donald MacCallum who became a champion of the ...
  • This harbour, with others on the island, was built in 1847 to encourage local fishing.
  • The Mill at Cornaig was commissioned in 1771 by the 5th Duke of Argyll. It was to grind the corn for the whole island, thus ...
  • On the morning of 8th July 1856, 39 men from the Balephuil area decided to go fishing. They went out in six small sailing boats, ...
  • The centre houses the islands Cattle Mart together with an exhibition showing all aspects of crofting and wildlife on Tiree.
  • Designed by Alan Stevenson and built on the An Sgeir Mhòr (the large skerry) which lies 11 miles south west of Tiree, this lighthouse was ...
  • This is the remains of a medieval building that possible replaced an earlier less substantial chapel. In the centre of the east gable wall are ...
  • Situated between Balephetrish and Vaul, this is a large boulder balanced on other rocks like an egg on a spoon. It emits a metallic ring ...
  • Plans were proposed by the Tiree Trust to build a wind turbine on Tiree – to produce electricity to sell into the national grid and ...