Local Links

General tourist information for Iona – www.welcometoiona.com

General tourist information for Mull – www.holidaymull.co.uk

General tourist information for Oban – www.oban.org.uk

Travel information:

All Scottish public transport is covered by Travel Line http://www.travelinescotland.com/welcome.do

Ferries are all operated by Caledonian Macbrayne www.calmac.co.uk

Train information available from numerous websites, including that of the operator themselves – Scotrail    www.scotrail.co.uk

And National Rail, which covers the whole UK www.nationalrail.co.uk

 Long distance coaches from Glasgow to Oban are operated by Scottish Citylink www.citylink.co.uk and West Coast Motors http://www.westcoastmotors.co.uk

The local buses on Mull are operated by West Coast Motors http://www.westcoastmotors.co.uk

11 Responses to Local Links

  1. jinny says:

    Hello,
    I was wondering if there was a cafe in the community for day visitors?
    Jan

    • Alex O'Neill says:

      Hi Jan
      We have the Welcome Centre which has facilities to get a coffee but it’s not a cafe which would be lovely. You can browse the books and meet some of the Iona Community staff there.
      Are you thinking of going to Iona?
      Alex

  2. carol phelps says:

    Visited the beautiful Iona recently, popped into the gift shop opposite the restaurant/local bar near the jetty and saw a fabulous cardigan which I’m so sorry I didn’t buy whilst I was there. I’m almost certain the label read ‘Iona Knitwear’, I was rushed on as our ferry was about to depart but I would simply love to know who to contact regarding the knitwear that was on display in that shop. I have contacted the shop but unfortunately I have not had a reply.Thank you very much for taking the time to read my email. Kindest regards Carol Phelps

    • Alex O'Neill says:

      Hi there I am really not sure which shop you saw the item in but you could try phoning one of these shops and see if they can help you.
      Iona One
      This is a gift shop opposite the Nunnery. It sells gifts, cards and clothing. It’s open Monday to Friday. (01681 700001).
      Martyr’s Bay Isle of Iona PA76 6SP?
      Edit details
      01681 700357
      Hope you have some luck. Alex

  3. james hills says:

    I AM VERY KEEN TO COME TO IONA ON A WEEKS RETREAT I DO HOWEVER HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE BIBLICAL INTERPRITATION OF THE CREATION AND SOME OF THE NEW TESTAMENT WHICH HAS RESULTED IN ME IVESTING MY SELF WITH MY OWN SEARCH FOR SPIRITUALITY WOULD I BE OUT OF PLACE IN A PLACE OF FAITH SUCH AS YOURS BEST REGARDS JAMES HILLS

  4. James Steven Musick says:

    I am trying to make arrangements to be in Iona June 25-July 1. It looks like I will need to leave from either Knoxville or Nashville TN (I am convenient to both) on 23 June to be in Iona 25 June by 2:30 pm that day. No problem with that, but calendars on the Traveling widget will not allow me plan or book transport from Glasgow to Iona beyond 11 June. Am I doing something wrong to not be able to access the means to make these arrangements?

  5. Kate Lawes says:

    I’m coming to Iona 21st to 27th May staying at the Macleod centre. I’ll drive as far as Mull. Please could you advise what would be the best time to book my return ferry back to Oban on the Friday? Many thanks Kate

  6. Deborah DeManno says:

    Hello,
    I first visited Iona in 2012 with a group for a guided retreat. I am returning to Iona and will be staying at the St. Columba Hotel from 3 September until 9 September. I wish to participate in the regular worship services offered at the Abbey. Is it also possible for me to join the weekly pilgrimage on the island if it is offered during my stay?
    Thank you for your consideration.

    • Alex O'Neill says:

      All are welcome to join the on-road pilgrimage. This year we have limited the off-road pilgrimage to only those participating in programmes at our centres.

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