Welcome to our Community Website

If you’ve not yet visited our island you could be in for a special experience.

Just 7 miles by car ferry from Oban and a mere 10 minute crossing by passenger ferry from Port Appin, it is one of the most accessible of Argyll's islands.

Yet despite its accessibility you will feel when you step off the ferry that you’ve arrived in a different world. There is an immediate sense of peace, of having “got away”.

Once the ferry traffic has departed, there is little sound but the calling of birds. The air is pure and intoxicating!

The population of the island is at present about 180. We are a small community but a friendly one, with a strong community spirit.

As well as the church, there is a primary school, a shop/post office, a Public Hall and our most recent proud addition, an award-winning Gaelic Heritage Museum and café. The museum, plus reconstructed croft house, must be seen to gain a better understanding of the island’s history.

There is self-catering and bed-and breakfast accommodation on the island. Check out the ferry timetables.

So if you haven’t been here yet, what are you waiting for?

Isle of Lismore Interactive Map