List of Inner Hebrides

This List of Inner Hebrides is a chain of islands and skerries located on the west coast of mainland Scotland . There are 36 inhabited islands in this archipelago , of which Islay , Mulland Skye are the largest and most populous.

The islands of Scotland are known collectively as Hebrides ; the Inner Hebrides are separated from the Outer Hebrides by The Minch to the north and the Sea of ​​the Hebrides to the south. The Inner Hebrides of Ardnamurchan are governed by two separate local authorities as part of larger territories. The Northern Inner Hebrides, including Skye, the Small Islandsand the Summer Isles , are part of the Highland Unitary Council region. The southern group, including Islay, Jura, the Slate Islands and Gigha are part of the Argyll and Bute council region.

In the past, the Scottish Gaelic -speaking area, and more than 50% of the populations of most of these islands, including Skye, Mull, and Islay, were proficient in the language. However, the Outer Hebrides have retained many Gaelic speakers, in the 2001 census only Skye (31%) and Tiree (48%) had more than 25% of the resident population able to speak Gaelic; Mull, Jura , Gigha and Coll Each Recorded figures of less than 15%. [1]

The modern economy centers on tourism, crofting , farming, fishing, and distilling whiskey . The archipelago is exposed to wind and tide. There are numerous lighthouses as an aid to navigation. [2]

There are various descriptions of the scope of the Hebrides. The Collins Encyclopedia of Scotland describes the Inner Hebrides as lying “east of the Minch”, which would include any and all offshore islands. There are various islands That Lie in the sea lochs , Such As Eilean Bàn and Eilean Donan , That might not be Ordinarily Described as “Hebridean” but no formal definition exists for simplicity and They Are included in this list Rather than elsewhere. [3] [4] [Note 1]


Various Gaelic names are used repeatedly. The suffix ay or aigh or help is usually from the Norse øy meaning “island”. Eilean (plural: eileanan ) also means “island”. Beag and mòr (also bheag and mhòr ) mean “little” and “big” and are often found together. Sgeir is “skerry” and often refers to rock or rocks that lie submerged at high tide. Dubh is “black”, dearg is “red” and glas means “gray” or “green”.Örfirirsey meaning “tidal” or “ebb island”. [5]

Inhabited islands

The Inner Hebrides Islands had a population of 18,257 in 2001, [7] and 18,948 at the time of the 2011 census . [8] Gaelic and Old Norse , the highest peaks of the islands deriving from the importance of these two cultures. The archaeological record for the period of Viking domination during the Early Historic period is, however, limited.

In the Outer Hebrides all of the islands are now connected by road, but only inner Hebridean islands are connected by road, all to the mainland. The Clachan Bridge from Argyll to Seil was designed by Thomas Telford and dates from 1792. [6] Skye has been connected to Kyle of Lochalsh by the Skye Bridge since 1995. [9] Danna is also connected to the Tayvallich peninsula in Argyll by a stone causeway; and tiny Eilean Donan, dominated by its castle, has had a connection to the mainland as from as early as the 13th century. The arched bridge is used in the early 20th century. [10]

Island Gaelic name Group [Note 2] Area (ha ) [11] Population [8] Highest point[12] Height (m) [13]
Canna Canaigh Small Isles 1,130 12 Càrn a ‘Ghaill 210
Coll Cola Mull 7,685 195 Ben Hogh 104
Colonsay Colbhasa Islay 4,074 124 Carnan Eoin 104
Danna Danna Islay 315 [14] 1 Cruiadh Bharr 54
Easdale Eilean Èisdeal Slate Islands 20 59 38
Eigg eige Small Isles 3,049 83 An Sgurr 393
Eilean Bàn An t-Eilean Ban Skye 2.4 0 c. 6
Eilean dà Mhèinn Eilean dà Mhèinn Knapdale 3 1 16
Eilean Donan Eilean Donnain Loch Duich 1 0 3
Eilean Shona Eilean Seona Loch Moidart 525 [14] 2 Beinn to Bhāillidh 265
Eilean Tioram Eilean Tioram Loch Moidart [14] 6 10
Eriska Aoraisge Loch Linnhe 310 [14] [Note 3] Ceann Garbh 47
Erraid Eilean Earraid Mull 187 6 Cnoc Mòr 75
Gigha Giogha Islay 1,395 163 Creag Bhàn 100
Gometra Gòmastra Mull 425 2 155
Isle of Ewe Eilean Iùbh North Highland 309 7 Creag Streap 72
Iona Ì Chaluim Chille Mull 877 177 Dùn Ì 101
Islay Island Islay 61.956 3,228 Beinn Bheigeir 491
Jura Mountains Diùra Islay 36.692 196 Beinn an Òir 785
Kerrera Cearrara Firth of Lorn 1,214 34 Carn Breugach 189
Lismore Lios Mòr Firth of Lorn 2,351 192 Barr Mòr 127
Luing Luinn Slate Islands 1,430 195 Beinn Furachail 94
Lunga Lunga Slate Islands 254 0 Bidean na h-Iolar 98
Muck Eilean nam Muc Small Isles 559 27 Beinn Airein 137
Mull muilë Mull 87.535 2,800 Ben More 966
Oronsay Orasaigh Islay 543 8 Beinn Orasaigh 93
Raasay Ratharsair Skye 6,231 161 Dùn Caan 444
Rona Rònaigh Skye 930 3 Meall Acairseidh 125
Rum Rum Small Isles 10.463 22 Askival 812
Sanday Sandaigh Small Isles 184 9 Tallabric 59
Scalpay Sgalpaigh Skye 2,483 4 Mullach na Càrn 396
Seil Saoil Slate Islands 1,329 551 Meall Chair 146
Shuna Siuna Slate Islands 451 3 Druim na Dubh Ghlaic 90
Skye An t-Eilean Sgitheanach Skye 165.625 10.008 Sgurr Alasdair 993
Soay Sòdhaigh Skye 1,036 1 Beinn Bhreac 141
Tanera Mòr Tannara Mòr Summer Isles 310 4 Meall Mòr 124
Tiree Tiriodh Mull 7,834 653 Ben Hynish 141
Ulva Ulbha Mull 1,990 11 Beinn Chreagach 313

Lunga in the Firth of Lorn Had a population of 7, Eilean Bàn has population of 2 and Eilean Donan single resident in 2001 none Recorded goal has usually resident population in 2011. [8]

Castle Stalker , Eilean Horrisdale , Eilean Loain, and Inch Kenneth are “included in the statisti- cs of the United States. [8]

Uninhabited islands

There are 43 uninhabited Inner Hebrides with an area greater than 30 hectares (approximately 74 acres). Records for the last date of settlement for the smaller islands are incomplete, but most of the islands were listed at some point during the Neolithic , Iron Age , Early Historic or Norse periods.

In common with the other main islands of Scotland many of the more remote islands have been inhabited during the 19th and 20th centuries, in some cases after continuous dwelling since prehistoric times. These seats HAD beens Perceived as Relatively self-sufficient agricultural economies, [15] goal Both island residents and outsiders later cam to Consider que la more remote islands lacked the essential services of a modern industrial economy. [16]

Some of the islands continue to contribute to modern culture. Staffa came to prominence in the late 18th century after a visit by Sir Joseph Banks . He and his fellow travelers are the most important of the sea, which banks renamed ” Fingal’s Cave “. Many other prominent personalities visited Felix Mendelssohn , whose Hebrides Overture brought further fame to the island. [17]During the Second World War , Gruinard was the site of a biological warfare test by British military scientists.[18] At this time was an investigation by the British government to test the vulnerability of Britain to attack and the possibility of attacking Germany using anthrax . [19]

The difficulties of definition are considerable in some cases. For example, Haswell-Smith (2004) Lunga treats [Note 4] As a single island, it is one of the most common islands in the world. Another example is the smaller island of Eilean Mòr in Loch Dunvegan, with Eilean Dubh and Garay Island at low tides. [Note 5]

Island Gaelic name Group [Note 2] Area (ha ) [20] Last inhabited[Note 6] Highest point[12] Height (m)[13]
Calbha Beag Calbha Beag Eddrachillis Bay 31 Unknown 41
Calbha Mor Calbha Mòr Eddrachillis Bay 70 [22] Unknown 67
Calve Island Eilean Chailbhe Mull 72 Unknown 20
Cara Cara Gigha 66 1940s 56
Carna Carna Loch Sunart 213 1970s Cruachan Chàrna 169
Eileach an Naoimh Eileach an Naoimh Garvellachs 56 10th century 80
Eilean an Ròin Mòr Eilean an Ròin Mòr North Highland 33 Unknown 63
Eilean Dubh Mòr An t-Eilean Dubh Mòr Slate Islands 65 No census records 53
Eilean Fladday Eilean Fhladaigh Skye 137 1970s 39
Eilean Horrisdale Eilean Thòireasdal North Highland 32 20th century Carn Garbh 38
Eilean Ighe Eilean Ighe Sound of Arisaig 35 Unknown 20
Eilean Macaskin Eilean MhicAsgain Loch Craignish 50 1880s 65
Eilean Meadhonach An t-Eilean Meadhanach Crowlin Islands 77 Unknown 54
Eilean Mhic Chrion Eilean MhicChrìon Loch Craignish 54 [14] Unknown 63
Eilean Mòr An t-Eilean Mòr Crowlin Islands 170 circa 1920 Meall a ‘Chòis 114
Eilean Rìgh Eilean Rìgh Loch Craignish 86 1939 Dùn Righ 55
Eilean Tigh Eilean an Taighe Skye 58 Unknown Meall Mòr 111
Eilean Trodday Eilean Throdaigh Skye 42 [13] Unknown 45
Eorsa Eorsa Mull 122 No census records 98
Garbh Eileach Garbh Eileach Garvellachs 142 Pre-modern [Note 7] 110
Gruinard Eilean Ghruinneart North Highland 196 1920s An Eilid 106
gunna Gunnaigh Mull 69 Pre-modern [Note 8] 35
Handa Eilean Shannda North Highland 309 1848 Sithean Mòr 123
Harlosh Island Eilean Heàrrlois Skye 34 Unknown 51
Horse Island Eilean nan Each Summer Isles 53 19th century Sgurr nan Uan 60
Inch Kenneth Innis Choinnich Mull 55 1970s 49
Insh An Innis Slate Islands 36 Unknown 69
Isay Ìosaigh Skye 60 1860 28
Isle Martin Eilean Mhàrtainn Summer Isles 157 1948 [Note 9] 120
Isle Ristol Eilean Ruisteil Summer Isles 225 18th century? 71
Little Colonsay Colbhasa Beag Mull 88 1940s 61
Longa Island Longa North Highland 126 late 19th century Druim am Eilean 70
Longay Longaigh Skye 50 16th century 67
Lunga Lungaigh Mull 81 1857 Cruachan 103
Oldany Island Eilean Alltanaidh Eddrachillis Bay 200 Unknown Sidhean nan Ealachan 104
Ornsay Eilean Iarmain Skye c. 35 [14] Unknown 46
Oronsay Orasaigh Loch Sunart 230 [14] Unknown Druim Mòr 58
Pabay Pabaigh Skye 122 1980s 28
Priest Island Eilean at Chleirich Summer Isles 122 No census records 78
Scarba Sgarba Islay 1,474 1960s Cruach Scarba 449
Shuna Siuna Mull 155 1960s Tom an t-Seallaidh 71
Staffa Stafa Mull 33 18th century 42
Tanera Beag Tannara Beag Summer Isles 66 No census records 83
Texa Teacsa [Note 10] Islay 48 Early 19th century Ceann Garbh 48
Torsa Torsa Slate Islands 113 1960s 62
Wiay Fuidheigh Skye 148 19th century 60

Smaller islets and skerries

Smaller islands, tidal islets at the higher stages of the tide, and skerries which are only exposed at lower stages of the tide. Many of them are obscure and uninhabited. Nonetheless, some have a significant degree of notability. Lady’s Rock , a skerry in Loch Linnhe , was the site of the attempted murder of Lady Catherine Campbell by her husband Lachlan Maclean of Duart in 1527. He rowed out to the rock one night at low tide and left his wife stranded on the rock to die. [29] [30] Nearby Castle Stalker was in the possession of Clan Stewart of Appinat this time, icts goal more recent claim to fame is as a location in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail .

Remote Dubh Artach and Skerryvore are the sites of two unmanned lighthouses; the latter reaches 48 meters (157 ft) in height and is the tallest in the United Kingdom. [31] Belnahuasupported a population of slate workers in its substantial and now flooded central quarry during the 19th century. [32] Nearby Eilean-a-beithich stood in the Easdale Sound between Easdale and Seil. However, it was quarried to a depth of 76 meters (249 ft) below sea level leaving the outer rim of the island. This was eventually swept away by the sea and little visible sign of the island now remains. [33]

In addition to being white has hazard to navigation, the Torran Rocks south of Erraid are one of the locations featured in the novel Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson . It was here that Alan Breck Stewart and David Balfour were ship-wrecked. [34]

The smaller Inner Hebridean islands, grouped by location (from south to north), in the vicinity of:

South Argyll Coast

  • Kintyre : Mull, Scart Isle, The Merchants
  • Gigha : Còrr Eilean, Craro, Eilean to Chuill, Eilean Leim, Eilean Liath, Eilean na h-Aird, Eilean na-Uilinn, Gamhna Giogha, Gigalum
    • Cara : Chur Cara, Sgeir in Bhuntata, Sgeir Buideil
  • West Loch Tarbert : Eilean Ceann na Creige , Eilean da Ghallagain, Eilean Eoghainn, Eilean nan Craobh, Eilean Traighe
  • Loch Stornoway : Carriag Mhaidean, Eilean Nan Clach Uamhannan, Sgeir Choigreach
  • Loch Caolisport : Eilean Fada, Eilean na h-Uamhaidh, Eilean nam Muc, Eilean Naomhachd, Eilean Glas, Liath Eilein
  • MacCormaig Isles : Corr Eilean, Eilean Ghamna, Eilean Mòr, Eilean nan Leac, Eilean Puirt Leithe
  • Loch Sween : Cala, Eilean Loain , Eilean Mhartan, Eilean na Circe, Taynish Island, Ulva Islands
    • Danna : Eilean at Chapuill, Eilean nan Uan, Liath Eilean
    • Fairy Islands : Eilean to Bhrein
  • West Taynish : Carsaig Island, Eilean Dubh, Eilean Fraoich, Eilean nan Coinean, Eilean Traighe, Leth Sgeir, Ruadh Sgeir
  • Loch Crinan : An-unalin, Black Rock, Eilean Glas, Eilean Nan Coinean
  • Loch Craignish : Eilean na Cille, Eilean na-h Eairne, Garbh Rèisa, Sgeir na Maoile
    • Eilean Macaskin : Liath-sgeir Bheag, Liath-sgeir Mhòr
    • Eilean Mhic Chrion : Eilean Buidhe, Eilean Dubh, Eilean Inshaig, Eilean Nighinn, Eilean Traighte
    • Eilean Righ : Eilean Nan Gabhar,
  • West Craignish : Coiresa, Creagach Chrosgach, Culbhaic, Eilean Ona, Reisa an-Sruith, Reisa Mhic Phaidean
  • Craobh Haven : Eich Donna, Eilean an Duin, Eilean Arsa, Eilean Buidhe, Eilean Creagach, Fraoch Eilean, Liath Sgeir
  • Loch Melfort : Eilean Coltair, Eilean Gamhna, Scoul Eilean

Islay group

  • Islay :
    • Mull of Oa and Laggan Bay : Eileanan Mòra, Sgeirean Buidhe Ghil
    • Loch Indaal : Carraig Dhubh
    • Rinns of Islay : Eilean Liath, Eilean Mhic Coinnich , Frenchman’s Rocks, Orsay , Skeiran Dubha,Am Ballan
    • North west coast : Boghachan Mòra, Eilean an Tannais-sgeir, Eilean Beag, Eilean Mòr, Nave Island , Post Rocks
    • East coast : Eilean Liath
    • Kildalton : Ceann nan Sgieran, Eilean to Chùirn, Eilean an Droighinn, Eilean Bhride, Eilean Craobhach, Eilean Mhic Mhaolmhoire, Outram, Sgeir nam Ban
    • Ardbeg : Carmichael’s Rocks, Cleit Buidhe, Corr Sgeir, Eilean an-Sluic, Eilean Imersay, Iseanach Beag, Iseanach Mòr
    • Carraig Fhada : Am Plodan, An Ganradh, Eilean nan Caorach, Sgeir Fhada, Sgeir Phlocach
  • Colonsay : Eilean to Chladaich, Eilean Dubh, Eilean na Brathan, Eilean Leathann, Eilean Mhārtain, Eilean na Bilearach, Eilean nam Ban, Feannaig Eilean nam, Eilean Olmsa, Glas Eilean
  • Jura :
    • East coast : Eilean to Bhorra, Eilean an Rubha, Eilean Buidhe Mòr, Eilean na h-Aorinn, Eilean Traigh an Airgid, Liath Eilean, Na Cuiltean
    • Small Isles : Eilean Bhride, Eilean Diomhain, Eilean Nan Coinnean, Eilean Nan Gabhar, Pladda
    • Sound of Islay : Frail Eilean Am , Brosdale Island, Glas Eilean
    • Loch Tarbert : Eilean an Easbuig, Eilean Ard, Eilean Dubh at Cumhainn Bhig, Eilean Dubh at Cumhainn Mhoir, Eileanan Gleann Righ, Eilean Iosal
    • West coast : Eilean Beag, Eilean Mòr, Shian Island
  • Oronsay : Eileanan, Eileanan to Chuir, Eilean Ghaoideamal, Eilean Mhic Iain Ruaidh, Eilean Mhugaig, Eilean nam Uan, Eilean nan Ron
  • Scarba : Eilean in Bhealach, Eilean Ard, Sgeiran in Mhaoil, Sgeir nan Gobhar
  • Texa : Sgeiran an Lòin, Tarr Sgeir

Firth of Lorn

  • Slate Islands :
    • Easdale : None
    • Eilean Dubh Mòr : Eilean Dubh Beag, Liath Sgeir, Sgeir to Gheòidh, Sgeir nan Taod
    • Insh : Dubh-sgeir, Eilean Ban-leac
    • Luing : Diar Sgeir, Dubh-fheith, Dubh Sgeir, Eilean Loisgte, Eilean Fraoch (2), Funaich Mhòr, Eilean Glas, Rubh Aird Luing, Sgeir Bhuidhe
    • Lunga : An Tudan, Belnahua , Eilean Ioasal, Eilean nan Ceann, Fiola an Droma, Fiola Meadhonach, Fladda , Guirasdeal, Liath Sgeir, Ormsa, Rubha Fiola, Sgeir Mhic an Altair, Sgeir Poll nan Corran
    • Torsa : Eilean Fraoch, Eilean Glas, Torsa Beag
    • Seil : Eilean to Chomraidh, Eilean Buidhe, Eilean Dùin, Eilean nam Beathach, Eilean nam Freumha, Eilean Tornal, Henderson’s Rock,
    • Shuna : None
  • Garvellachs :
    • Eileach an Naoimh : Sgeiran Dubha, Sgeir Leth in Chuain
    • Garbh Eileach : In Chùli, Dùn Channuill

Loch Linnhe

  • Loch Feochan : Eilean an Ruisg
  • Kerrera : Bach Island, Eilean nan Gamhna, Eilean nan Uan, Eilean Orasaig, Heather Island, [Note 11] Maiden Island , Rubh’a Cruidh, Sgeir to Gheòidh
  • Loch Etive : Eilean Beag, Abbot’s Isle, Eilean Mòr, Eilean Nam Meann, Eilean Traighe, Kilmaronag Islands
  • Eriska : Glas Eilean, Sgeir Caillich,
  • Lismore : Bernera Island , Branra, Creag Island, Eilean Dubh (2), Eilean Loch Oscair, Eilean Musdile , Eilean na Cloich, Eilean nam Ban, Eilean nam Meann, Eilean nan Caorach, Eilean nan Chaorainn, Eilean nan Gamhna, Eilean Ramsay, Island Inn, Lady’s Rock , Pladda Island,
  • Shuna : Eilean Balnagowan, Castle Stalker
  • Loch Leven : Eilean to Chòmraidh, Eilean Coinneach, Eilean Munde , Eilean nam Ban
  • Loch Eil : Eilean to Bhealaidh, Eilean na Creich, Eilean nan Craobh, Rubha Dearg

Mull group

  • Coll : A ‘Chairidhe, Airne na Sgeire, An Glas-eilean, Eag na Maoile, Eilean an Eith, Eilean an-Sean Chaisteil, Eilean Ascaoineach, Eilean Bhoramuil, Eilean Bhuigistile, Eilean Dubh, Eilean Eatharna, Eilean Halum, Eilean Iomallach , Eilean Mòr, Eilean na Ba, Eilean nam Muc, Eilean Odhar, Eilean Ornsay , Eilean Tomaluam, Soa, Silly Ghorm
  • Eorsa : None
  • Gometra : Eilean Dioghlum, Màisgier
  • Gunna : Eilean Nam Maidean, Eilean Nan Gamhna
  • Iona : Corr Eilean, Eilean Annraidh, Eilean Chalbha Eilean Didil, Eilean Musimul, Eilean na h-Aon Chaorach, Reidh Eilean, Soa Island, Stacan Aoineidh, Stac Mhic Muhurchaidh
  • Inch Kenneth : Samalan Island
  • Little Colonsay : None
  • Mull :
    • Calve Island : Cnap at Chailbe, Eilean na Beithe
    • Sound of Mull : Dearbran, Dearg Sgeir, Eileanan Bana, Eileanan Glasa, Eilean Ban
    • Loch Don : Eilean Ban, Eilean to ‘Mhadaidh, Eileanan nan Caorach
    • Loch Spelve : Eilean Amalaig
    • Loch Buie : Eilean Mòr, Eilean Uamh Ghuaidhre, Lockwood’s Island Frank [Note 12]
    • Ross of Mull south : Eilean to Chròtha, Eilean Imheir, Eilean Liath, Eilean Mòr, Eilean Nam Boc, Eilean nan Caorann, Gamhnach Mhòr, Garbh Eilean, Na Minn, Na Maoil Mhòra
    • Erraid : Am Baister, Eilean a ‘Chalmain, Eilean Dubh (2), Eilean Ghomain, Eilean nam Muc, Eilean na Seamair, Livingston’s Rocks, Rankin’ s Rocks, Sgeir in Chobhain, Sgeir na Caillich
      • Torran Rocks : Dearg Sgeir, MacPhail’s Anvil, Na Torrain, Torran Sgoilte, Torr an t-Saothaid
    • Sound of Iona : Eilean at Ghearrain, Eilean Dubh, Eilean Dubh na Ciste, Eilean Gainmheinich, Eilean Nam Ban, Liath Eilean
    • Loch na Làthaich : Eilean an Fheor, Eilean Ban, Na Liathanaich
    • Loch Scridain : Eilean Nan Caorach, Sgeir Leathan
    • Ardmeanach : Eilean Dubh Cruinn, Erisgeir
    • Loch na Keal : Eilean Casach, Eilean Feoir,
    • Mishnish : Cuan Mòr, Eilean and Tairt, Eilean Nan Gabhar
  • Staffa : Am Buchaille
  • Tiree : Ceann Mòr, Chreachasdal Mòr, Eilean Ghreasamuill (2), Eilean Ghreusgain, Eilean nan Siolag, Eilean Shomhairle, Fadamull, Rubha Liath, Sgeir Mhòr, Soa
  • Lunga : Bac Beag , Bac Mòr , Cairn na Burgh Beag , Cairn na Burgh Mòr , Fladda , Sgeir an Eirionnaich, Sgeir a ‘Chaisteil
  • Ulva : Eilean at Bhuic, Eilean at Chaolais, Eilean an Dusain, Eilean an Righ, Eilean na Creiche, Eilean na h-Uamha, Eilean Reilean, Garbh Eilean, Geasgill Beag, Geasgill Mòr, Sgeir Feòir, Trealbhan
  • Outliers : Dubh Artach , Skerryvore

Small Isles

  • Canna : Alman, An Stéidh, Eilean to Bhaird, Haslam
  • Eigg : Eilean Chathastail , Eilean Thuilm
  • Muck : Eagamol, Eilean nan Each
  • Rùm : None
  • Sanday : Dùn Mòr
  • Outliers : Garbh Sgeir , Humla, Hyskeir

North Argyll coast

From Ininmore Bay in Morvern to the River Sheil. [Note 13]

  • Sound of Mull : Eilean na Beitheiche, Eilean Rubha an Ridire, Glas Eileanan, Sgeir Chorrach
  • Loch Sunart: Dun Ghallain, Eilean an t-Sionnaich, Eilean à Chuilinn, Eilean à Mhuirich, Eilean Mòr, Eilean mo Shlinneag, Garbh Eilean, Glas Eilean
    • Càrna : Eilean an Fheidh, Eilean nan Eildean, Eilean nan Gabhar, Eilean nan Gad, Risga
    • Oronsay : Eilean Mòr, Sligneach Mòr
  • Ardnamurchan :
    • South coast : Eilean nan Seachd Seisrichean, Glas Eilean
    • North coast : Eilean Carrach, Eilean Chaluim Cille, Eilean Dubh, Eilean na h-Acairseid Sanna Island Sgeir to Chàm Eilein, Sgeir year Eididh, Sgeir year Rathaid, Sgeir nam Meann
    • Kentra Bay : Eilean year Eididh Dhònuill Eilean, Eilean Dubh, Loisgte Eilean, Eilean nan Gad

South Highland coast

  • Eilean Shona : An Eilean Glas-Eilean in Chur, Eilean Feheidh year, Eilean an t-Sabhail, Eilean Coille, Eilean Dubh, Eilean Mhic Neill Raonuill Eilean, Eilean Tioram , Eilean Uaine, Riska
  • Sound of Arisaig :
    • Ailort Loch Eilean in Bhuic, to Chaolais Eilean, Eilean Buidhe, Eilean Dubh, Eilean Dubh Aonaich year, Eilean na Gualinn, Eilean nam Bairneach, nan Eilean Gabhar, nan Eilean Trom, Samalaman Island Sgeir Glas
    • Loch nan Uamh Am Fraoch-Eilean, An Garbh-eilean, An Glas-Eilean, Corr Eilean, Eilean to Ghaill, Eilean Aird nam Bùth, Eilean an t-Snidhe, Eilean Ceann Feidh, Eilean Gobhlach, Eilean nan Cabar, Eilean Port nam Murrach
  • Eilean Ighe : Am Fraoch-eilean, Luke Eilean Ban, Luinga Beag, Luinga Mhòr
  • North Arisaig coast : An Eilean Glas-, Bogh ‘Oitir, Rubha dà Chuain, Sgeirean na Corra-gribhich
  • Morar Bay : Eilean Ruadh, Eilean Toigal
  • Mallaig : Eilean na h-Acairseid
  • Loch Nevis : An Corr-eilean, Eilean Giubhais, Eilean Maol, Eilean na Glaschoille,
  • West Knoydart coast : Airor Island, Eilean an t-Sionnach, Eilean Dearg, Eilean na Gàmhna, Eilean Shamadalain, Eilean Glas, Sgeir Glas
  • Loch Hourn : Corr Eileanan, Eilean at Chuilinn, Eilean at Gharb-Iain, Eilean at Mhuineil, Eilean at Phiobaire, Eilean Chamas nan Doth, Eilean Chlamial, Eilean Choinnich, Eilean Mhartain, Eilean Mhogh-sgeir, Eilean Ràrsaidh, Eilean Tioram, Fraoch Eilean, Glas Eilean
  • Sandaig Islands : An Gurraban, Eilean Carach, Eilean Mòr Fraoich Eilean

Skye group

  • Crowlin Islands :
    • Eilean Mòr : None
    • Eilean Meadhonach : Eilean Beag,
  • Eilean Ban : None
  • Eilean Trodday : None
  • Isay : Clett, Mingay
  • Longay : None
  • Pabay : None
  • Raasay : Eilean Aird nan Gobhar, Eilean an Inbhire, Holoman Island, Manish Island
    • Eilean Fladday : Eilean Fraoch, Glas Eilean, Griana-sgeir
    • Eilean Tigh : Eilean an Fhraoich
  • Rona : Cow Rock, Eilean Garbh, Eilean Seamraig, Eilean Garbh, Sgeirean Buidhe Borlum, Sgeir Shuas
  • Scalpay : Eilean Leac na Gainimh, Guillamon Island, Sgeir Dhearg
  • Skye :
    • Sleat : Eilean Dubh, Eilean Ruairidh, Eilean Sgorach
    • Ornsay: Eilean an Eòin, Eilean Sionnach
    • Loch Eishort north coast: Eilean Gaineamhach Boreraig, Eilean Heast
    • Strathaird : Eilean na h-Airde
    • Minginish : An Dubh-sgeir, Eilean Glas, Eilean Reamhar, Stac at Mheadais
    • Loch Bracadale : Oronsay , Sula Skerry, Tarner Island
      • Harlosh Island : None
    • Duirinish : An Dubh Sgeir, An Stac, Macleod’s Maidens
    • Loch Dunvegan : Carraig Shleamhuinn, Eilean Dubh, Eilean Dubh Beag, Eilean Glas, Eilean Grianal, Eilean Mòr , Eilean na h-Eigheach, Eilean Traigh, Garay Island, Garbh Eilean, Lampay
    • Waternish : Caisteal an Fhithich
    • Loch Snizort : Eilean Beag, Eilean Mòr
      • Ascrib Islands : Eilean Creagach, Eilean Garave, Eilean Iosal, Sgeir in Chapuill, Sgeir in Chuin, South Ascrib
    • Trotternish : An t-Iasgair , Eilean Chaluim-chille, Eilean Flodigarry, Holm Island, Sgeir na Eireann, Staffin Island , Tulm Island,
      • Fladda-chùain group : Fladaigh Chuain, Gaeilavore Island, Gearran, Lord MacDonald ‘s Table (Am Bord), The Cleats, Eilean Thon
    • Broadford Bay : Eilean na Ruadhaich, Eilean Glas, Sgeir Dubh
    • Loch Alsh : Sgeir na Caillich
  • Soay : Na Gamhnaichean
  • Wiay : None

North Highland coast

  • Wester Ross :
    • Loch Alsh : Glas Eilean
      • Loch Long : In Ghlas-sgeir, Sheep Island
      • Eilean Donan : Eilean Tioram
      • Loch Duich : Am Fraoch-eilean
    • Kyle of Lochalsh : Black Islands, Eilean to Mhal, Eileanan Dubha, Eilean na Crèadha, Eilean nan Gobhar Beag, Eilean nan Gobhar Mòr
    • Loch Carron : An Garbh-Eilean, Eilean an-t-Sratha, Eilean Glasiach, Eilean na Beinne, Eilean na Creige Duibhe, Eilean nan Fraoich, Eilean nan Stac, Kishorn Island, Sgeir Bhuidhe, Sgeir Fhada, Strome Islands,
      • Plockton : At Ghlas-leac, An Garbh-Eilean, Eilean at Bhata, Eilean at Chait, Eilean an Duine, Eilean Dubh, Eilean Dubh Dhurinis, Eilean Lagach, Eilean na Ba Beag, Eilean na Bà Mòr, Eilean nam Fiadh, Eilean na Sgeir-Feor, Eilean nan Gamhainn, Eilean Stacan, Eilean Sgreabach, Sgeir Bhuidhe
    • Inner Sound : An Ruadh-Eilean, Eilean Chuaig, Eilean na Ba, Eilean nan Naomh,
    • Loch Torridon : Eilean to Chaoil, Eilean an Inbhire Bhain, Eilean Dughaill, Eilean Mor, Eilean Tioram, Sgeir Ghlas, Sgeir na Trian, Shieldaig Island
    • Eilean Horrisdale : Eilean Tioram, Sgeir Glas
    • Gairloch : Eilean an-Sabhail, Eilean Shieldaig, Fraoch-eilean, Eilean Glas, Na Dùnain
    • Longa Island : None
    • Rubha Rèidh : An Sean Sgeir, Stac Buidhe, Stac Dubh
    • Isle of Ewe : Boor Rocks, Eilean Furadh Beag, Eilean Furadh Mòr, Sgeir an Araig, Sgeir Maol Mhoraidh, Sgeir Maol Mhoraidh Shuas, Stac Ruadh
    • Gruinard : Fraoch, Eilean Beag, Fraoch Eilean Mòr
    • Summer Isles :
      • Horse Island : Cain nan Sgeir, Meall nan Caorach, Meall nan Gabhar
      • Isle Martin : None
      • Isle Ristol : Bò Bhiriridh, Eilean Glas, Eilean Mullagrach
      • Priest Island : Bottle Island , Carn Deas, Carn Iar, Eilean Dubh, Glas-Leac Beag, Sgeirean Glasa, Sgeir Nam Mult
      • Tanera Beag : Eilean to Chàr, Eilean Choinaid, Eilean Fada Beag, Eilean Fada Mòr, Glas-leac Mòr, Sgeir an Aon Iomairt, Sgeir Loisgte, Sgeir nam Feusgan, Sgeir Ribhinn, Stac Mhic Aonghais
      • Tanera Mor : Eilean in Bhuic, Eilean Beag, Eilean Mòr, Eilean na Saille
    • Enard Bay : In Chleit, Eilean Mòineseach, Eilean Mòr, Fraochlan, Green Island, Rubha to Bhrocaire, Sgeir Bhuidhe, Sgeir Ghlas Bheag, Sgeir Ghlas Mhòr, Sgeir nam Boc
  • Sutherland :
    • Loch Inver : Leac Glas, Soyea Island
    • Stoer : Old Man of Stoer
    • Oldany : Bogh ‘an Tairbh, Eilean Chrona, Eilean na Ligheach, Eilean nam Boc, Eilean nan Gobhar, Eilean nan Uan, Mòr Eilean, Sgeir nan Gall
    • Eddrachillis Bay : An Calbh, Eilean to Bhuic, Eilean Rairidh, Meall Beag, Meall Mòr, Sgeir to Chlaidheimh
      • Badcall Bay : Dubh Sgeir, Eilean to Bhreitheimh, Eilean Garbh, Eilean na Bearachd, Eilean na Rainich, Eilean Riabhach, Leac Glas, Meall Earca, Ox Rock
      • Loch to Chàirn Bhàin : Eilean to Ghamhna, Eilean na Furaradh, Eilean to Rainich, Garbh Eilean
      • Loch Glencoul : Creag Bhag an Liath Bhaid, Eilean to Chon ‘to Chreige, Eilean to Chumhainn, Eilean an Tighe, Eilean an Tuim, Eilean Aard, Eilean na Monk
    • Loch Dhrombaig : Eilean Cul, Eilean an Achaidh, Sgeir Liath,
    • Handa : Eilean year Aigeich, Glas Leac, Sgeirean Glasa
    • Loch Laxford : Dubh Sgeirean, Eilean at Chadh-fi, Eilean at Mhadaidh, Eileanan Dubha, Eilean an Eireannaich, Eilean an t-Sithein, Eilean Ard, Eilean Dubh an Teoir, Eilean Dubh na Fionndalach Bige, Eilean Dubh nam Boc, Eilean Meall at Chaorainn, Eilean na Carraig, Eilean na Saille, Eilean Port at Choit, Glas Leac, Rubh ‘at Cheathraimh Ghairbh, Sgeirean Cruaidhe, Sgeir Eorna, Sgeir Fhanda, Sgeir Iosal, Sgeir Ruadh
    • Kinlochbervie : Eilean to Chonnaidh, Eilean Dubh, Glas Leac, Na Clusnadh
    • Eilean an Ròin Mòr : Dubh Sgeir, Eilean an Ròin Beag, Eilean na h-Aiteg, Na Stacan, Seana Sgeir
    • Sandwood Bay and Cape Wrath : Am Balg, Am Bodach, Buchaille Am, Goedha Ruadh na Fola

Small archipelago

The Treshnish Isles as seen from Port Haunn on Mull . Nearest are Cairn na Burgh Beag and Cairn na Burgh Mòr. Behind are the low flat island of Fladda and the tallest island, Lunga , which obscures Bac Mòr and Bac Beagbeyond.

There are various small island groups within the Inner Hebrides that are included above. The largest of these mini-archipelagos are:

  • The Ascrib Islands in Loch Snizort off the northwest coast of Skye.
  • The Crowlin Islands in the Inner Sound between Skye and Applecross .
  • The Garvellachs north of Scarba in the Firth of Lorne .
  • The MacCormaig is off Kintyre south of Danna.
  • The Sandaig Islands south of Glenelg in the Sound of Sleat .
  • The Slate Islands north of Jura and southwest of Oban .
  • The Small Islands South of Skye and West of Mallaig .
  • The Summer Isles in Loch Broom northwest of Ullapool .
  • The Treshnish Isles west of Mull and north of Iona.

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