The Rabbit Islands are a group of three uninhabited small islands off the north coast of Sutherland, Scotland in the picturesque Tongue Bay. They are so named because rabbits are their only inhabitants.
This islands are home to more stunningly inviting, if rather inaccessible, white beaches. Just off shore from Talmine itself is the tiny Talmine Island. This traditional stone croft house is in a beautiful situation on the clifftops and has the best views in the village to the Rabbit Isles and along the North Coast.
Visitors come here to enjoy the peace and quiet as well as the warm welcome from the friendly locals. Talmine village has a beautiful sandy beach with a harbour and jetty – the rocky outcrop that forms part of the harbour is studded with black and ruby garnets.
The Rabbit Islands Bonnie Prince Charles was said to have lost a sailing ship, the “Hazard” on the Rabbit Islands! In 1745, a sailing ship carrying provisions and gold for the Prince ran aground here and the French troops sent to recover them were captured by the Scots!
The islands are noted for their fine sub-aqua diving, canoeing and as a picnic spot. The islands are home to more stunningly inviting, if rather inaccessible, white beaches.