Things to see and do

Tiree is an idyllic Hebridean Island, perfect for outdoor pursuits, wildlife enthusiasts, and those yet to experience the total tranquility of stunning white beaches, crystal clear seas and night time skies.

It is the outermost of the Inner Hebrides, an island with undulating but almost treeless landscape, lochs and a wealth of natural flora and bird life. History and culture are abound on the island.

The island has a mild climate with the highest levels of sunshine recorded anywhere in the British Isles. It benefits from the moderating influence of the Gulf Stream, ensuring that frost in winter is rare, and evenings in mid-summer are warm.

Tiree measures approximately 16km by 6km, and all places of interest can be accessed either on foot or by bicycle.

Windsurfing
Lessons and coaching is available from Wild Diamond either on Loch Bhasapol, or one of our stunning beaches. There is a beach to suit any wind direction. 

Kite-surfing
Quickly rising in popularity, the colourful kites can be seen soaring above the bays. Lessons are available from Wild Diamond and Black House Water Sports.

Surfing
Surfing is available on the beautiful waters of Tiree with Black House Water Sports and Wild Diamond.

Kayaks and Supping
These are available for hire from Wild Diamond.

Golf
There is a nine hole golf course at Vaul where there is an honesty box on the club house wall for course fees. Renowned for being a challenging course!

Fishing
Permits are available from Argyll Estates for trout fly fishing on Loch A’Phuil and Loch Bhasapol. Sea-fishing is freely accessible around the island or Take a fishing excursion with Tiree Sea Tours

Photography

Tiree is considered to be a photographers paradise.  Be it landscape, seascape, nature or astrophotography. We have an array of real beauty to capture on Tiree if you can take the picture! Midnight Summer sunsets to northern light dance show in the winter.

Tiree ranger walks

Tiree is very fortunate to have a resident Ranger who is very active on the Island.  She has regular organised walks covering interests ranging from the variety of Bee’s, Flora, Fauna, polution, Marine life, Machair and more.

Cycling

Bicyles are available to hire from MacLennan Motors, Tiree Fitness & Black House Water Sports.  Helmets are provided.

Running and Exercising

Test your limits with the Tiree Half and Ultra Marathons and fitness courses run by Tiree Fitness.

Walking
The Tiree Pilgrimage Route circumvents the whole island, taking in the ancient chapels and other sites relating to its religious heritage. The whole walk is about 30 miles long. There are also many other beach and machair walks to enjoy.

Horse-riding

Tiree Trekking is For the beginner to the advanced rider and who would want to miss an idyllic trek along a white sandy beach on horseback?!

Bird Watching
There is a bird hide above the west shore of Loch Bhasapol, a short walk from Millhouse, a second one by Lochaphuil, and there is a resident RSPB warden on the island.  Tiree is home to a wealth of Birds and birding activity.  We have feathered friends that live here all year round and those that migrate here yearly including the Corncrake.  Millhouse Hostel is delighted to be a part of the ‘Sleeping with Corncrakes’ scheme.

The elusive Corncrake picture as taken by Tiree’s resident RSPB warden John Bowler

Local foods

‘Fresh off the croft’ vegetables, Ruaig meats, Farmhouse Cafe Meats, Locally caught Lobster and Brown Crab, local free range eggs! A wealth of Wonderful local produce can be had on Tiree.

Marine Wildlife and Island Hopping

Let Tiree Sea Tours introduce you to the Magic of the waters that surround Tiree.  Visit the Puffins on Lunga, see Iona, Go for lunch on Coll and tour the waters for birds, whales, sharks, porpoises and dolphins.

Entertainment and local Provisions

We have excellent local shops and various seasonal and off seasonal eating venues, (always good to book ahead!).  There are a few family dances during the summer months and plenty of music on in July when Tiree hosts a music festival. 

History and Culture

There is a Treshnich Isles museum, Skerryvore lighthouse museum, an archive collection housed at An Iodhlann as well as records of people who lived here, several ancient chapels, brochs and standing stones.

Local artists of all types

Tiree is home to a wealth of talent and it comes in many forms. In terms of art we have painters, jewelers, glass-makers, pottists, chocolatier and more! Keep your eyes open for pop up galleries or visit the local shops and workshops.