Highlands & Islands

Skye, Arran, Orkney and Lewis among 'best UK islands'

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Image caption The Isle of Skye was placed third in TripAdvisor's UK top 10 islands

Scottish isles have made it on to a TripAdvisor list of the UK's best islands for travellers compiled from tourists' reviews.

Skye has been placed third, Arran seventh, mainland Orkney eighth and isles of Lewis and Harris joint ninth.

Jersey, a British Crown Dependency, was rated by TripAdvisor as the UK's top island followed by the Isle of Wight.

The list is compiled annually and suggests the best islands in the UK, Europe and other regions and the world.

Jersey has also made it on to the European top 10, but the Scottish islands have not.

Last year, Arran was fourth on the UK list, Skye fifth, mainland Orkney sixth and Lewis and Harris were joint eighth.

This year's UK top 10 have been listed as:

  1. Jersey
  2. Isle of Wight
  3. Skye
  4. Anglesey
  5. Isle of Man
  6. Guernsey
  7. Arran
  8. Orkney
  9. Lewis
  10. St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

The various lists are based on the millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers across the world.

The company said the winners were determined by using an algorithm that takes into account 12 months' worth of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions.

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Image caption The Isle of Arran
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Image caption Orkney also made it on to the list
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Image caption Harris, along with its neighbour Lewis, have been placed joint ninth on the latest list

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