Jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean on the North West Coast of Scotland, it is a land of rugged mountains, stunning coastlines, beautiful lochs, historic castles, amazing night skies, ancient woodlands and heather moorland.
Steeped in history and Celtic legends, it remains unspoilt to this day and once visited, it is a place that will be forever in your heart.
If you have only just discovered us, welcome to the best kept secret in the British Isles, and we can't wait to share it with you. If you are returning to this wonderful unspoilt part of Scotland, then welcome back. Either way, please do follow our Coronavirus: Visitor Charter while you are here.
As the main gateway to the West Highland Peninsulas, Ardgour is where the Ferry crosses the Corran Narrows to transport visitors our visitors to this beautiful, remote and unspoilt corner of the Scottish Highlands
Ardnamurchan is probably the most remote of the West Highland Peninsulas. It is home to the most westerly point on the British Mainland. Its southern edge runs along beautiful Loch Sunart and its northern edge features a dramatic coastline and wonderful beaches, such as the one at Sanna Bay.
The West Highland Peninsula of Moidart is a wild and beautiful place, designated as a National Scenic Area for its outstanding scenery and landscape, and steeped in history. Home to Castle Tioram, a 13th Century fortress and described by Winston Churchill as one of the most beautiful places he knew.
The West Highland Peninsula of Morvern is one of the few places in the UK that has hardly been touched by modern life and because of a lack of human intervention, it boasts a great diversity of animals, birds and flowers.
The West Highland Peninsula of Sunart is home to one of the best surviving remnants of the ancient Atlantic oak forest which once clothed most of the west coast of Scotland.
While the lockdown continues, we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the West Highland Peninsulas very soon!
On 16th March, the First Minister of Scotland announced an indicative timeline for the phased reopening of the tourism and hospitality sector - very welcome news! Domestic travel is expected to resume from 26 April and tourist accommodation able to re-open, subject to restrictions in line with the rules on indoor gathering. All going well, this will be followed by further easing from 17 May. The full details of the route out of lockdown can be found here.
Once again, we are grateful to all visitors and businesses who follow our Coronavirus: Visitor Charter and play their part in protecting one another and mitigating the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
We will learn more of the detail in the weeks ahead and in the meantime, we would ask all our visitors to plan ahead, check guidance from local businesses and read the latest official Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and Visit Scotland guidelines relating to COVID-19.
Stay safe everyone and we hope to see you soon!
SHOPPING: a real lifeline for us, all our village shops are open and well stocked but with a few changes in place:
PUBLIC TOILETS: not all public toilets (and showers) and Chemical Toilet disposal points are open this year so please plan ahead!
FERRIES: the Corran Ferry is running to its normal timetable and has guidance in place to support social distancing and hygiene measures. Caledonian MacBrayne ferries to Mull are operating at reduced capacity to allow social distancing measures. Please check out the CalMac website for full details.
TENTS, MOTOR HOMES & WILD CAMPING: the West Highland Peninsulas is a popular place for camping and camper vans and some useful guidance has been put in place by Highland Council.
OUT & ABOUT: the beautiful and unspoilt landscapes, the wildlife, the dark skies, the coast and waters, the people and communities and the crofting way of life are many of the things that we all treasure about the West Highland Peninsulas. Please help us to keep it a special place to live and visit by always following the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
DOWNLOAD THE CONTACT TRACING APP: all residents and visitors should download the Protect Scotland app for free from the Apple and Google stores. The app will alert you if you have been in close contact with another app user who has tested positive for coronavirus. It supports contact tracing and works through Bluetooth anonymously, protecting your privacy.
DEVELOPING SYMPTOMS: if you develop Covid-19 symptoms while on holiday in Scotland, please self-isolate in your accommodation and follow the advice from the Scottish Government.