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Islands of Argyll

Gigha (courtesy of Gigha Trust)


A 20-minute crossing from Tayinloan on the A83 brings you to the charming island of Gigha.  Known as God’s Island, Gigha has been owned by its islanders since 2001. The island has a number of suitable venues – ask your Registrar who will be able to help you.

The Isle of Gigha is community-owned and is the most southerly and one of the most beautiful of the Hebridean Islands. Seven miles long by a mile and a half wide, Gigha is situated three miles west of the Kintyre peninsular, less than three hours drive from the City of Glasgow.  Gigha is breathtaking – sandy beaches, clear green seas, a host of wildlife. There are also Achamore Gardens to explore.

There are numerous areas on the island available for ceremonies including their stunning beaches.

Contact Campbeltown registrar for wedding enquiries on Gigha

Jura (courtesy of Ken Cam Images)


Jura is situated in the Southern Inner Hebrides, just off the west coast of Scotland. You can travel via Islay by taking the car ferry from Kennacraig or by flying from Glasgow Airport to Islay. You can also travel with Jura Passenger Ferry direct to Jura from Tayvallich in the summer season.

Jura’s name comes from the Norse language meaning Deer Island. The island offers isolation, tranquil and peace for those who are looking to get away from it all. Jura is much more sparsely populated than neighbouring Islay, and is one of the least densely populated islands of Scotland. In a list of the Scottish Islands ranked by size, Jura comes eighth where as ranked by population it comes thirty-first.

The local registrar is based in the Jura Service Point in Craighouse the main village on the Island.

Contact Islay registrar for wedding enquiries on Jura

Cliad Bay, Coll


The Isle of Coll is located in the Inner Hebrides, a 2 hour 40 minute Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry journey from Oban. There is a plane service from Connel Airport on a Wednesday provided by Hebridean Air Services.

Coll is 13 miles long by 4 miles wide. The population is around 160 but increases significantly from April to September with the arrival of summer visitors, relatives and friends.

‘Looking for your dream, island-wedding? The Isle of Coll offers a stunning backdrop for you to create your extra-special wedding, whether you are looking for a more intimate occasion or a larger celebration.  Coll’s stunning beaches can be combined with the local registrar,  An Cridhe and local caterers to provide everything you need for a big celebration. The Coll Hotel, with its new extension and beautiful garden, is a wonderful venue for a more intimate wedding, and you can be sure to be treated to a memorable day. Ensuring you and your guests get the most out of their ‘Coll experience’, Tigh na Mara Guesthouse and the Coll Hotel both have wonderful accommodation and beautifully-kept gardens with outstanding views for that extra special wedding photo. Tigh na Mara cooks up a special wedding breakfast (scallops, anyone?) as well as prosecco on arrival for your guests, and will go that extra mile for honeymooners – no need to sail away the next day!   5* budget accommodation is available at Coll Bunkhouse, so there really is something for all tastes.’ (Information supplied by Explore Coll)

On the visit Coll website there is more information and photographs of the Island.

Contact Mull registrar for wedding enquiries on Coll



Iona lies off the west coast of Mull. Run by the National Trust for Scotland, it has many historical features alongside glorious white beaches and crystal clear waters.

You can travel to the island by getting the ferry from Oban to Mull, and then travelling to Fionnphort for the Iona service.

With its unchallenged peace and remarkable beauty, Iona is the perfect choice for your special day.

Contact Mull registrar for wedding enquiries on Iona



Easdale Island is one of the west coasts slate Island.  It has a population of around 60 people and a bar and restaurant and village hall.  It is also home to the world stone skimming championships every September. 

The 5 minute ferry journey from Seil (15 miles South of Oban) brings you into a welcoming and thriving community and unrivalled views of the firth of Lorn and a quaint untouched village of cottages which were originally built for the community working in the slate quarries.  These houses are a mixture of locals and holiday homes which provides a lovely inclusive community spirit.    

Contact Oban registrar for wedding enquiries on Easdale



The island of Colonsay lies in the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. Fifteen miles to the north lies the island of Mull; the eastern and southern horizons are bounded by the islands of Jura and Islay. Together with its semi-detatched neighbour Oransay, it forms an island group roughly ten miles long and two miles wide.

For more information on the island visit their website

Contact Oban registrar for wedding enquiries on Colonsay

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The Isle of Kerrera is just across from Oban bay, a short ferry ride brings you over to either the North or South Island.  With a population of around 70 people the island is 4 miles long and is home to Gylen Castle built in 1582 by Clan MacDougall.   This is a popular place to marry as there are panoramic views of the sea and neighbouring Island.  The castle offers a dramatic backdrop for photos and the island as all on the west coast has a very special atmosphere.

There are plenty of wildlife and long and short trails.

Contact Oban registrar for wedding enquiries on Kerrera

Luing - Ferry


The Island of Luing is another of the west coasts slate islands, it’s easy to reach by the Cuan Ferry 15 miles south of Oban.  The Island is an unspoilt beauty with wonderful sunsets and many wild animals and flowers.  You can explore the island by foot, car or bicycle.

Contact Oban registrar for wedding enquiries on Luing

Lismore 5


Lismore is a 10 mile long Inner Hebridean island near Oban, situated at the very South end of the Great Glen. Because of its location, it has played an important part in the prehistory and history of the West Highlands and Islands and has an ancient and unbroken tradition of Gaelic Culture with a remarkable variety of historical monuments.

For more information about the island visit their website

Contact Oban registrar for wedding enquiries on Lismore

Oban airport


By Air – Oban Airport – (This includes regular flights to Coll, Tiree, Colonsay and Islay. Oban Airport welcomes private pilots and commercial charters from around the UK and Europe who fly in to explore the area and spend time in Oban and beyond.)