Things to do
On the long summer evenings a walk around the tiny village of Hynish will help you appreciate this wonderful setting so far from the crowds. Follow the Hynish Heritage Trail (leaflets widely available on the island) and you will uncover the past of the historic shorestation.
The Story of Skerryvore Lighthouse exhibition, Isle of Tiree
This exhibition records the fascinating account of the hazardous Skerryvore reef, 10 nautical miles to the south west of the Isle of Tiree, and the design and construction of the tallest lighthouse in Scotland by Alan Stevenson, uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson. It features unique examples of industrial archaeology, a scale model of the lighthouse and interpretation material of general and educational interest. Housed in Morton Boyd Hall in Hynish, the lighthouse shore station village on the Isle of Tiree, the exhibition is open from May to September, with access available at other times by arrangement.
You may like to read: The Lighthouse on Skerryvore by Paul Lynn
Treshnish Isles Natural History exhibition, Isle of Tiree
This exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the enchanted Treshnish Isles, which are visible from the Isle of Tiree and are owned and managed by the Hebridean Trust. Enjoying the Treshnish Isles whilst on Tiree helps to conserve a highly sensitive environment and to protect the seabird colonies, including puffins, razorbills, guillemots and petrels, that rely on the Treshnish Isles as an annual breeding ground. Visitors can experience the natural history of the Treshnish Isles through stunning displays, a scale model of the islands and audio visual material. The audio visual presentation incorporates footage from the BBC's Nature's Calendar series which was filmed on the islands with Professor Ian Boyd (see How the Trust came about) as a guide. Housed in the Old Cowsheds in Hynish, the lighthouse shore station village on the Isle of Tiree, the exhibition is open from May to September, with access available at other times by arrangement.