This article is only intended to direct you to the more detailed article you want. There are so many islands off the coast of Scotland that it is almost impossible to list them all. Some will only be found, if at all, under part of the mainland or a larger island.
- Orkney Islands
- Shetland Islands
- Outer Hebrides - These form a chain of islands from Lewis to Barra Head, and include St Kilda, many miles out in the Atlantic beyond the chain. Nomenclature is difficult here as the whole chain of islands is sometimes called 'The Long Island' whereas Lewis and Harris are normally regarded as separate islands, although they are actually joined.
- Inner Hebrides - These, as their name suggests, lie nearer to the mainland of Scotland than the Outer Hebrides They cover a long distance from north to south and you will be redirected to a more specific page.
- Southern Islands - This is not a recognised geographical name but it seems useful to cover islands further south than the Inner Hebrides. Arran is sometimes called 'Scotland in miniature.'