Frequently Asked Questions

Are you open all year?
Yes! Skerryvore is open all year. We can provide evening meals in winter with a bit of advance notice.

Can you pick me up from the ferry?
Yes. Please let us know when you are planning to arrive and we’ll do our best to help.

What are your check-in and check-out times?
Check in is normally from 2.30pm and we ask that you check out by 10.30am. Bags can be left with us outwith these times.

Can I bring my pet with me?
Sorry, no. Unfortunately, we can’t accept pets at Skerryvore.

Where does the name ’Skerryvore’ come from?
Our house is named after the lighthouse, Skerryvore, whose light is visible from the house. The name comes from the Gaelic ‘sgeir’ meaning rock and ‘mhor’ meaning big. Skerryvore lighthouse was completed in 1844 by Alan Stevenson, and at 48m (156ft) is the UKs tallest and some would say most graceful lighthouse. It is built of granite from The Isle of Mull and took 6 years to build.

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Photo: Jim Anderson

A few links to some of our favourite things...

Things to see and do on and near Iona and Mull...
www.welcometoiona.com - The official Isle of Iona website
Iona Abbey - Historic Scotland’s page on Iona Abbey
The Iona Community - The resident religious community at Iona Abbey
Alternative Boat Hire - Locally owned sailing boat and skipper for hire
Staffa Trips - The best way to see Staffa
iloveiona.com - A range of beautiful cards and gifts
Aosdana - A range of Jewellery and Artwork from the Isle of Iona

Travel:
Caledonian Macbrayne - Hebridean and Clyde Ferries
Bowmans - Buses on Mull

Wildlife...
RSPB - The Royal Society for the protection of Birds
Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust

Others...
NTS - National Trust for Scotland
Gordon Bruce - Who maintains this website. Please let him know if you spot any errors!