Welcome to our Community Website

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic Lismore residents are respecting social distancing and facemask/hand sanitising guidelines, and would like to ask all visitors to do the same. 

  • The ferries are able to take less passengers due to social distancing rules. The foot ferry may run several times an hour until all waiting passengers have been ferried across. We can recommend booking the Calmac car ferry online well in advance.  Face masks are now mandatory on both ferries. For more info on timetables, guidelines and booking options, click here

  • Lismore Stores & Post Office is open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9am-1pm. Facemasks and Social Distancing are mandatory. 

  • The following businesses are now open daily: Isle of Lismore Cafe, Heritage Centre & Museum Shop, Lismore Bike Hire and The Dutch Bakery Telephone box both at the Port Appin ferry, as well as Explore Lismore Land Rover Tours & Picnics. For more info on businesses and amenities on the island, please click here

Thank you & Stay Safe!


Welcome to Isle of Lismore, or Lios Mòr - meaning the 'Great Garden' in Gaelic

Lismore is a 10 mile long Inner Hebridean island near Oban.

The population of the island is at present about 170. We are a small, friendly community with a strong community spirit.

On the island you can find a medieval Parish Church, a Primary School and a Public Hall, as well as our most recent addition, the award-winning Gaelic Heritage Centre & Museum Gift Shop.

We have a well stocked island Shop & Post Office, and the fully licenced Isle of Lismore Cafe, situated at the Heritage Centre.   

There is self-catering and bed-and breakfast accommodation on the island, as well as Bike Hire at the North end foot ferry, a taxi service and Land Rover Tours & Picnics. Check out the ferry timetables for the Oban Car Ferry (55 mins) or Port Appin foot ferry (5 mins) before you visit.