In pictures: Five of Scotland’s most peaceful private islands

Picture: (SWNS) RUDH-A-CHRUIDH: This is one of Scotland's smallest inhabited islands with four acres of land. ''The island is linked to the bigger isle of Kerrera by a causeway at low tide, and is home to a custom-built house, designed by architect Norman Hickson the aim of which was to blend in with its surroundings.
Picture: (SWNS) RUDH-A-CHRUIDH: This is one of Scotland's smallest inhabited islands with four acres of land. ''The island is linked to the bigger isle of Kerrera by a causeway at low tide, and is home to a custom-built house, designed by architect Norman Hickson the aim of which was to blend in with its surroundings.
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If you’ve ever dreamed of escaping from it all, then take a look at these beautiful Scottish islands

There are 790 offshore islands in Scotland, each with their own unique history. 


For those lucky enough to own one, they are a private refuge away from the stresses of the 21st century society.

Here are our pick of the top five most tranquil islands in Scotland.

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