Island in Ross-shire


Where is Trathasam?

Lazy Beds at Tràigh na Beirigh Ridges formed by hand digging of fields.  These one are unusual in that some of the ridges are lined with small stones.
Lazy Beds at Tràigh na Beirigh Credit: Sandy Gerrard

Trathasam is a charming island located in Ross-shire, Scotland. Situated in the Inner Hebrides, it is surrounded by the sparkling waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. With an area of approximately 10 square miles, Trathasam offers breathtaking landscapes and a tranquil atmosphere.

The island is known for its diverse flora and fauna, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Visitors can explore the lush greenery and rolling hills, which provide a habitat for various bird species, including puffins and eagles. Trathasam is also home to a wide range of marine life, and lucky visitors might catch a glimpse of seals, dolphins, or even whales in the surrounding waters.

Trathasam boasts a rich history, with evidence of human settlement dating back thousands of years. Ruins of ancient stone structures and burial sites can be found scattered across the island, offering a glimpse into its past. The local museum provides fascinating insights into Trathasam's history and the lives of its inhabitants throughout the ages.

Despite its remote location, Trathasam offers a warm welcome to visitors. The island boasts a small but vibrant community, with friendly locals who are proud of their heritage. Visitors can enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and kayaking, all while immersing themselves in the island's natural beauty.

Trathasam's peaceful ambiance, stunning landscapes, and rich history make it a hidden gem for those seeking a tranquil retreat away from the bustling city life. Whether it's exploring its diverse wildlife, delving into its history, or simply enjoying the serenity of its surroundings, Trathasam offers a unique and unforgettable experience for all who venture to this beautiful island.

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Trathasam Images

Images are sourced within 2km of 58.223285/-6.9170574 or Grid Reference NB1136. Thanks to Geograph Open Source API. All images are credited.

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Trathasam is located at Grid Ref: NB1136 (Lat: 58.223285, Lng: -6.9170574)

Unitary Authority: Na h-Eileanan an Iar

Police Authority: Highlands and Islands


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