Located in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, Tiree is known to be one of the sunniest places in Britain. Surrounded by stunning white sand beaches and filled with lush green pastureland, Tiree is idyllic, beautiful and tranquil.
Tiree is an ideal holiday spot for those who want to step out of the busyness of life for a time. On Tiree, you are never far from a breathtaking view, or an expansive white sand beach. This unspoilt island is home to plenty of scenic walks, traditional island architecture, and a range of wildlife, especially birds. Make sure you keep an eye (or perhaps rather an ear) out for corncrakes, a highly uncommon species of bird that is rarely encountered anywhere but in the Hebrides.
Tiree covers just over 30 square miles, and is generally very flat – so much so that from a distance it is difficult to see the land at all, and the houses appear to have been built upon the water. This has earned Tiree the nickname, “The land beneath the waves”. A pleasing consequence of this flatness is that leaving the car behind is a practicable option, with walking and cycling being excellent means for exploring this enchanting island.
The community of Tiree is vibrant and active, and has been successful in hosting a number of widely acclaimed events. These include the Tiree 10K, half marathon and ultramarathon, The Wave Classic, Gaelic Feis, and the award winning Tiree Music Festival.
Windsurfing is a favourite sport for visitors, as well as kite-surfing, rock scrambling, beach wandering, bird watching, cycling or shell collecting.
Unsurprisingly, plenty of artists and craftspeople have found Tiree an inspiration for their work, and there are a number of galleries and workshops you can visit to stir the creative juices.