Island Ferries

Some stunning golfing venues are on Scotland's many islands. Add to the adventure of your Scottish golf trip by sailing to at least one of your golfing destinations.

You don't even need to venture that far from central Scotland. The Isle of Arran, which has 7 golf courses, is just over a 2 hour journey from Glasgow, including an hour long sailing.

The islands to the west of the Scottish mainland - those on the Firth of Clyde and the Inner and Outer Hebrides - are all served by Caledonian MacBrayne, known to the locals as CalMac. Just some of the islands served by CalMac ferry routes include Arran, Bute, Harris, Islay, Lewis, Mull, Skye and North and South Uist.

You can also drive to the Isle of Skye over the Skye Bridge.

If you wish to venture further afield to Orkney or the Shetland Isles ferry services are run by Northlink Ferries. Services run from Aberdeen to Orkney and Shetland. Northlink also operate a shorter route between Scrabster, near Thurso, and Stromness on the Orkney mainland.

An alternative option for travel to Orkney is Pentland Ferries who run a car ferry service from Gill's Bay, near John O'Groats, to the Orkney mainland. This is the shortest crossing to Orkney.