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.

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

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

  • Isle of Lismore Cafe, Heritage Centre & Museum Shop is open every Saturday 11am-3pm and for Takeaways on Friday evenings. Lismore Bike Hire is available on request only, and The Dutch Bakery Telephone box both at the Port Appin ferry has cakes every weekend throughout the winter, Explore Lismore Land Rover Tours is currently closed until Government Guidelines change. The island Taxi service is still available 24/7 (Tel: 01631760291).

  • For more info on businesses and amenities on the island, please click here

  • Our 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 in advance, especially if you are travelling by car.  Face masks are now mandatory on both ferries. For more info on timetables, guidelines and booking options, click here

  • Please remember to wear a mask indoors, sanitse your hands when opening and closing gates and visiting the waiting rooms at Point and Achnacroish.

Thank you for visiting & Stay Safe!