Small ferry boat operates from Tarbet. The service operates April – early September, Monday – Saturday from 9:30am. Ferry costs £12.50 (adults), £5.00 (children). Crossings are on demand and weather dependent. Last outbound journey approx. 2:00pm. Last return journey at 4:45pm. Tarbet is sign-posted from the A894, 3 miles North of Scourie, and 3 miles South of Laxford Bridge. Parking and public toilets available in Tarbet ( a composting toilet is due to be built spring 2012). Public transport: Tarbet junction on the A894 is the nearest public transport terminus. Bus service via Ullapool. Train and bus via Lairg. From there it is a 3 mile walk to the ferry. Visitors using public transport should check times carefully.
On arrival to the Handa island visitors will be met by SWT staff/volunteers. There is a 6km circular path (we recommend stout footwear). Most visitors spend at least 2 1/2 – 3 hours on the island.
PLEASE STAY ON THE PATH OR BOARDWALK AT ALL TIMES FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND TO AVOID DISTURBING WILDLIFE. AS YOU APPROACH THE NORTHERN CLIFFS TAKE GREAT CARE. SOME PARTS OF THESE CLIFFS OVERHANG!
If you would like to contact the ferry to check if it is running (in case of adverse weather).
Contact ferry operators: Roger (07780967800) or Paul (07775625890).
For island related enquiries, including volunteering, please see the website: http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserve/handa-island/
Hours: Open Mon-Sat: early April to early September
Tel: Handa Ranger mobile: 07920 468 572,
SWT Reserve map and Birdwatching Leaflet
Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT)
Handa (also known as Handa Island) Scourie