Tiree welcomes campers, touring caravans and motorhomes to the island and we hope that you enjoy your stay when you visit. Whilst campers who are walking, cycling or kayaking are free to wild camp around the island, due to our fragile grass areas (Machair) and dunes we are however unable to cater for “wild camping” from cars, vans, motorhomes or caravans. If you plan to camp and are arriving with a vehicle, please reserve an overnight pitch before your visit to Tiree.

Overnight pitches are located either at the privately managed Wild Diamond Campsite in Balinoe, or on one of our Croft Camping sites.

Wild Camping

Camping wild is one of the best ways to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of Scotland's islands. When done responsibly, it has minimum impact on the environment.

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code says - access rights extend to wild camping. This type of camping is lightweight, done in small numbers and only for two or three nights in any one place. You can camp in this way wherever access rights apply, but help to avoid causing problems for local people and land managers by not camping in enclosed fields of crops or farm animals and by keeping well away from buildings, roads or historic structures. If you wish to camp close to a house or building, seek the owner's permission. Leave no trace by:

  • taking away all your litter
  • removing all traces of your tent pitch and of any
    open fire (follow the guidance for lighting fires)
  • not causing any pollution

For more information please visit the Scottish Outdoor Access Code page on camping here.

Stay at a campsite

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