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Scotland’s coastal region

With a vast mainland and home to 23 inhabited islands, the scenery and landscape in Argyll & the Isles will take your breath away. From white sandy beaches to outdoor activities and world class whisky distilleries, there is always plenty to do here. 

Find out more about the region’s tourism with this comprehensive selection of research and insights we’ve put together for you.

Argyll and the Isles Factsheet 2019

Published January 2021

Updated: March 2021. This report provides a summary of statistics on tourism in Argyll and the Isles. It gathers information from a suite of tourism monitors, national statistics and commissioned research.

Fast facts for 2019

993 thousand

overnight visits

5.5 million

day visits

3.96 million


£443 million


*figures shown are based on 3 year averages (2017-2019)

Scotland Visitor Survey 2015 and 2016 - Argyll & the Isles summary

Published April 2017

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