Best Scottish Islands in a Campervan

Choosing where to travel in a campervan, when visiting Scotland can be the toughest decision you’ll make during a campervan holiday. Will you travel to one of the islands, head north, south, east or west? To mountains and glens or the coast? Will you be inspired to journey somewhere thanks to local produce, history, heritage or a whisky distillery?


Isle of Arran

The Isle of Arran is known as “Scotland in miniature” and boasts both lowlands and Highlands landscapes in one perfectly created isle.

There are hills, mountains, beaches, waterfalls, gardens, food & drink, history and culture to sample on Arran. You can climb epic ridges, stroll easy going trails, mountain bike, road cycle, spot seals, potter at the beach or visit castles, tea-rooms and even a distillery.

In addition, the ferry company, Calmac, that takes you from mainland Scotland at Ardrossan to Brodick, the island port, has affordable prices thank to the introduction of RET (Road Equivalent Tariff) fares.



Isle of Skye

Skye, with its stunning high-rise landscapes, including the famous Cuillin, beaches and amazing wildlife, such as red deer, otters, pine martens and golden eagles. This special place is also home to a fascinating history, which can be discovered at many castles and museums. Skye is easily reached by a bridge from the mainland.


Mainland, Orkney

Orkney‘s largest island called Mainland. The northern islands of Orkney are ideal for history enthusiasts with all sorts to discover, such as the standing stones of the Ring of Brodgar, the Neolithic village of Skara Brae and St Magnus Cathedral. The landscape is also like no other in the UK so expect to be wowed by this island.

NorthLink Ferries and Pentland Ferries  allow you to take your car by ferry, so you can easily journey around Orkney.


Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides

Lewis and Harris, these two islands actually form one in the Outer Hebridean island chain and are located at the top end of the west coast archipelago.

Both areas of the island are rich in scenery and boast some of Scotland’s top beaches, such as Luskentyre. There is plenty of historical interest, too. Visit heritage attractions such as the Calanais Standing Stones and Gearannan Blackhouse Village.

Harris is also the home of the famous Harris Tweed. Reach the Outer Hebrides by Calmac ferries.

So, whether you’re looking for a weekend break, week-long holiday or something in-between, Scotland’s islands offers something for every kind of visitor.


Book a campervan hire today

Counting sheep Campers have wide a range of campervans and motorhomes to hire in Scotland and are conveniently located at the gateway to Scotland. Just a short drive from Edinburgh or Newcastle. If you wish to leave your car with us, no problem we offer free on site secure parking.  We also offer an Airport or Train Meet & Greet service, if you wish to travel to us by public transport. It is a great location to start your holiday.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.