Scotland’s first #Isleathon reaches 1m online

Boats near the Iona coastline. Picture: Kay Gillespie
Boats near the Iona coastline. Picture: Kay Gillespie
Share this article
0
Have your say

FIVE SCOTTISH travel bloggers who documented their island-hopping exploits over the course of a weekend managed to attract the attention of one million internet users.

The Scotlanders, comprised of Douglas Baird, Kay Gillespie, Neil Robertson, Nicola Holland and Susanne Arbuckle, teamed up with Caledonian MacBrayne ferries last Friday, and captured their adventures with photographs published with the #Isleathon hashtag on social media.

Sunlight breaks through dark clouds over Skye. Picture: Kay Gillespie

Sunlight breaks through dark clouds over Skye. Picture: Kay Gillespie

The quintet visited Barra, Bute, Canna, Colonsay, Iona, Muck, Mull, Raasay, Sanday, Skye, Staffa and Vatersay, bringing their total island count to twelve in just three days.

The Scotlanders worked on a campaign with Visit Scotland in June to promote the recently launched new Borders Railway. They have also partnered up with Welcome to Fife and Dundee. One City, Many Discoveries. The group have a combined online following of over forty thousand spread over more than one hundred countries,

A colourful street on Iona. Picture: Kay Gilliespie

A colourful street on Iona. Picture: Kay Gilliespie

The beach at Vatersay. Picture: Kay Gillespie

The beach at Vatersay. Picture: Kay Gillespie