The Small Isles lie in the Sea of the Hebrides, between the Isle of Skye and Ardnamurchan Point. The are grouped by geography but are all different.

Muck is the most low-lying and is run as a farm by its owner, Lawrence MacEwen. The Gaellic scholar, John Lorne Campbell, gave Canna to the National Trust for Scotland.

After becoming a sporting estate for the eccentric George Bullough, Rùm was sold by his widow to what is now Scottish Natural Heritage and is an outdoor laboratory - you can stay in the hostel in George's castle. And Eigg, for so long owned by absentee landlords, was bought by the residents in 1997 is what has become an example for other island communities.