Barra Airport – BRR
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Long famed for its beauty – boasting beaches, hills, machair and moor – all in a small island. Barra is a special place to visit, particularly if you fly there; washed by the tide twice a day, Barra Airport’s beach runway is the only of its kind in the world.
Benbecula Airport – BEB
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Benbecula Airport serves the islands of Benbecula, North and South Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland. The Islands, linked by a series of road causeways, boast fantastic beaches and the machair coastal grassland typical of the region. They are a popular destination for outdoor pursuits and country sports, including salmon fishing. They are also renowned for the quality of their local produce harvested from the land and sea.
Campbeltown Airport – CAL
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Campbeltown Airport is located three miles from Campbeltown, the main settlement on the Mull of Kintyre, one of Scotland’s most beautiful and famous peninsulas. Campbeltown’s setting is one of its best features – on a deep bay sheltered by Davaar Island and the surrounding hills. The island attracts visitors all year round, thanks to its scenic Golf Clubs, single malt whisky distilling heritage and the annual Mull of Kintyre Music Festival.
Islay Airport – ILY
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Pronounced “Eye-la”, Islay is known in Scotland as the Queen of the Hebrides due to its spectacular scenery, mild climate and the World famous Islay Malt Whiskies it produces. Islay Airport, with its scheduled air link to Glasgow, is the ideal point from which to start exploring this unique island rich in culture and heritage… and Whisky! The Airport hosts the annual Islay Air Show each August.
Kirkwall, the Orkney Islands’ Airport – KOI
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Kirkwall Airport provides access to the archipelago of the 70 or so Orkney Islands, connecting flights to and from Scotland’s major cities and Scandinavia. It also provides inter-island air links to the northern isles of Orkney. For business or leisure, Kirkwall is the air transport hub for the islands. Orkney is a truly unique destination with a deep sense of history and vibrant contemporary culture.
The islands are home to many unique cultural landmarks such as the sunken Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae, older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids, and Kirkwall’s Norse Cathedral of St Magnus’.
Stornoway, the Hebrides’ Airport – SYY
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Stornoway Airport is the modern gateway to the communities of the Outer Hebrides; specifically the Island of Lewis/ Harris in the Western Isles. The town of Stornoway is a bustling port and is famous for Harris Tweed, the Callanish Stones and the annual Hebridean Celtic Festival; a 4 day community led festival which attracts over 10,000 visitors during July of each year. Stornoway is the ideal location from which to explore the island of Lewis/ Harris which boasts dramatic scenery, rich history abundant wildlife and white sand beaches.
Sumburgh, the Shetlands’ Airport – LSI
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Sumburgh Airport is located at the Southern tip of the Shetland Islands, 25 miles south of the capital Lerwick, and provides air links to Scotland’s major cities and Scandinavia. The Islands’ unique heritage, wildlife and environment are world renowned and are easily accessible by air. The town of Lerwick’s Up Helly Aa fire festival in January is Europe’s largest, and celebrates the islands’ Viking heritage.
Tiree Airport – TRE
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Tiree is the most Westerly Island of the Inner Hebrides and Tiree Airport provides scheduled air links to Glasgow, Oban and the Island of Coll. Thanks to its location on the Atlantic Ocean, Tiree is one of the sunniest places in the UK. It is also one of the windiest and is a magnet for windsurfers, particularly each October when the Island hosts the Tiree Wave Classic, a world championship windsurfing event. The island’s annual festival of traditional music, song and dance – Fèis Thiriodh – is held in July.
Wick “John O’Groats” Airport – WIC
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Wick is the ideal location from which to explore the dramatic scenery, wildlife and heritage of Caithness and Sutherland. Wick Airport is located near Wick, the principal town in the far north of the Scottish mainland and originally a Viking settlement.
Tourists are drawn to John O’Groats, seen as the most northerly tip of mainland UK, for its scenic beauty as well as fishing, birdwatching and the annual Halkirk Highland Games.