Harris one of the TOP Scot Travel Destinations

Location: Seilebost, Isle of Harris, Scotland Reference: A-1805-3227Copyright © 2018 Phil Corley


Harris is one of the top islands Scots would love to visit, according to a new poll.

VisitScotland surveyed 1227 people across the country to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the novel Robinson Crusoe.

The top three islands were the Isles of Skye, Arran and Harris, closely followed by the Orkney and Shetland Islands, as well as Lewis.

Mull and Islay were also very popular while Bute, Barra, Iona and Tiree and Colonsay also made the top ten.

Robinson Crusoe was written by Daniel Defoe and published in 1719.

The novel is about a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical desert island encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers, before ultimately being rescued.

The story is widely considered to be inspired by the life of real-life castaway Alexander Selkirk from Fife who was marooned for four years on a Pacific island.

Chris Taylor, VisitScotland regional leadership director, said the islands are becoming an increasingly attractive proposition for visitors.

He added: “This latest poll further highlights the popularity of Scotland’s islands and I’m delighted to see such a range of islands from across the country voted for.”

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