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Welcome toRaasay


Peaceful, and remote, with views of Skye and an intriguing community history.

1 of 3 Mountains, Isle of Raasay

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Ideal for:

History & heritage Outdoor adventure

A mountain, and mountain hares

You'll see the flat-topped Dun Caan from the ferry to Raasay; the climb is worth it for exceptional views of Skye. Drive along Calum's road, built by one man over ten years with nothing but a shovel, a pick, and a wheelbarrow. Keep an eye out for the wildlife: mountain hares, sea eagles and otters. If the mountain's covered in cloud, then head to Raasay House for other outdoor adventures like coasteering, kayaking, climbing and abseiling. And after all that exertion? Try the locally caught seafood - it's excellent.

For more information on Raasay visit the Isle of Skye and Raasay websites. 


Raasay

How to get here

You'll need to get to Skye first. From there, you can catch the ferry to Raasay from Sconser.

Looking for the best form of travel to and from our ports? Our Journey Planner can help you find the way that best suits you for making your journey using the most up to date information from around the UK for all transport companies.

We have listed some travel information below that you may find useful:

Getting to Skye from the mainland

By car

You have two options. Drive to Mallaig and go over the sea to Skye, or drive further north to Kyle of Lochalsh and cross to Skye via the bridge. The ferry from Mallaig to Skye takes 30 minutes and docks at Armadale, from where you can drive north to Sconser, which takes around 45 minutes. 

If you are travelling with an electric vehicle, two fast charging points are at the Aros Experience in Portree, Isle of Skye; Mallaig has three rapid charge points at the West Bay Car Park. Alternatively, CarPlus offer car clubs from Mallaig and can used on a daily basis to visit the remote areas of the island.

Helpful tips for driving on Raasay

Postcodes for sat nav:

Mallaig Port: PH41 4QD

Sconser: IV48 8TD

Travelling without a car

By bus

You can get a bus to Sconser from Fort William, which takes 2 hours 45 minutes. The views on the drive north are some of the most beautiful in Scotland. Check our Journey Planner for bus times.

By foot

Raasay is no more than a 15 minute ferry journey from Sconser on Skye, though the two islands are very much individual. Skye Known for its magnificent scenery and bare landscape, Raasay on the other hand offers a more personal experience for walkers looking for quieter and shorter routes away from the hustle and bustle of its famous neighbour. More information is available on the Isle of Skye .

By bike 

Cycling is probably the best way to fully enjoy Raasay. The single track roads on Raasay are suitable for all bikes, whereas many of the off-road paths are more suitable for mountain bikes and offer some fantastic trails and views across the Applecross peninsula.

Note: Groups of cyclists should contact us in advance advising of preferred sailings, as space on some ferries may be limited.

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