Inchcailloch Island


I live just a few miles away from one of the most beautiful places in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park - Inchcailloch Island. 

In this article you will see examples of my portrait photography on Inchcailloch Island. I’ve also photographed the island for a number of tourism businesses and organisations, as well as using it as a location for my photography training courses.


Getting Here

Cruise Loch Lomond run a water bus service from Luss to the island , with Balmaha Boatyard running an on-demand ferry, in beautiful wooden boats from Balmaha to the island. Portnellan Farm also run bespoke speedboat tours that will drop you on the island.

Inchcailloch Ferry

Inchcailloch Ferry

About Inchcailloch

Inchcailloch Island is one of over 50 islands on Loch Lomond and is one of the 22 that have been named. It's a nature reserve and accessible, by ferry, from the village of Balmaha along the east side of Loch Lomond. 

The Highway Boundary Fault line cuts through the island. The fault line runs right across Scotland from the Isle of Arran in the west, to Stonehaven in the east. The line marks the divide between the Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland. 

Inchcailloch Island has its own highlands and lowlands. From the highest point of the island you get some magnificent views across Loch Lomond and some of its other islands. To reach this point you climb a circular path, which is very much like a large spiral staircase. 


Pre-Wedding Photography

Inchcailloch Island was he perfect location for this pre-wedding photography session. I’ve used the island a few times for pre-wedding photography sessions. This is a chance for me to find out more about the plans for weddings that I’ll be photographing and to capture some photographs of the couple. These sessions are a great way for the couple to get used to having their photographs taken. A photograph is chosen to make into a signing frame, for their wedding guests to sign at the wedding.

Maternity Photography

Here was another lovely session, a very enjoyable hour or so spent with this couple who wanted photographs ahead of the birth of their first child.

Family Photography

Here is a Family Photography session that I photographed. The session was timed for May, when the island is covered in a blanket of bluebells. We also made use of Port Bawn, a beach at the end of the island.

Hopefully you can see why I love Inchcailloch Island so much! You can find out more about it on my See Loch Lomond website. Let me know if you would like to find out more about photography here.

Bluebells on Inchcailloch Island

Bluebells on Inchcailloch Island


Paul Saunders is a Wedding Photographer, Family Portrait Photographer & Commercial Photographer, he also runs regular Photography Training Courses. Based in Loch Lomond he works throughout Scotland. For more information please contact Paul on 01360 661029