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Visit Raasay – Our Magical Island

The magical Island of Raasay lies off the West coast of Scotland in the Inner Hebrides, separated from the Isle of Skye by a short 25-minute ferry journey. We know that many of you may be planning a long-overdue visit to our shores this year, so we’re launching a new campaign ‘Visit Raasay’ which is dedicated to visiting and exploring our magical island. From the best walks and sights around the Isle of Raasay, to the rich history and culture of our small Hebridean island.

We’ve curated a wide range of blogs, articles and guides all about getting the most out of your visit to the Isle of Raasay. With the most captivating views of surrounding islands, our rich history and top sites to see, you’re guaranteed to find something that suits you when you visit Raasay Island!

Hebridean Whisky Trail by Ferry

The History of Getting to Raasay

Exploring the rich history of travel and transport to the Isle of Raasay.
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Visit the Isle of Raasay

Welcome Back To Raasay

This year, VisitScotland has launched Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, celebrating stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland. As part of this fantastic...
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The Best Views of Skye are from Raasay!

The Best Isle of Skye Views are from Raasay!

We consider ourselves incredibly lucky here on Raasay: beautiful scenery, interesting historical sites, quiet rocky beaches and a variety of...
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Fladda, Isle of Raasay

Five Iconic Raasay Walks

From stunning hillwalking routes to beautiful coastal paths, we’ve curated the definitive list of walks to try when you visit...
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Brochell Castle, Isle of Raasay

Raasay’s Most Incredible Historical Sites

The Isle of Raasay boasts a rich and dynamic history spread over the course of thousands of years. Here's some...
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Red Deer on hills Featured Image

Top 5 Scottish Wildlife Spotting Locations

We explore some of the best wildlife to spot while out and about in Scotland's great outdoors!
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James Armour Swims to Raasay

Top 5 Scottish Wild Swimming Locations

We explore the top five wild swimming locations around Scotland - from the Outer Hebrides to the East Coast of...
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Hallaig, Isle of Raasay

Raasay Raiders… 100 Years On

100 years ago, seven men left the Isle of Rona to stake out more fertile land on the Isle of...
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Ferry Crossing Isle of Raasay to Skye

Getting Here

With regular ferry sailings from the Isle of Skye seven days a week, the Isle of Raasay is one of Scotland’s most accessible islands. Step aboard CalMac’s hybrid ferry in Sconser and enjoy a scenic 25 minute sailing over to Raasay looking across the Sound of Raasay and Cuillin mountains.

Visit our travel page to plan your journey to the Isle of Raasay, wherever you may be coming from. 

Exciting Changes At the Distillery

This year, we are making major improvements to our visitor centre and whisky hotel, including adding a restaurant. Construction work will be ongoing at the distillery until approximately July 2022. We have temporary arrangements in place for our distillery tours and shop and we aim to minimise any disruption caused during your visit.