I was on the Isle of Iona recently for a interior shoot commission and after waiting for the weather forecast to look good for several weeks,I grabbed the opportunity with a  good forecast for two days ahead. Iona lived up to every expectation I had with its beautiful stretches of white sandy beaches and turqouise sea, historic buildings and a sense of quiet. I was shooting for Ardoran house which sits right on the edge of the water just across from where the ferry comes in. A bit of exploring by bike, as no visitor cars are allowed, led me to the north end beaches for a gorgeous sunset and south end past the abbey for the next day with clear blue skies and secluded beaches.

Iona is somewhere I promise to visit again and spend more time exploring the amazing beaches and enjoying the local hospitality.

How to get to Iona

Take the Calmac ferry from Oban to the Isle of Mull. Then a drive to Fionnphort ferry terminal in the South west if the island which takes about an hour to drive

A short 10 min ferry journey from Fionnphort takes you over to Iona. A tiny island just 3 miles long which doesn’t allow cars. Bikes and foot passengers only.