Highlands & Islands

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

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Media captionScotland dominates the latest league table of the UK's top ten island destinations

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

Arran has been put in fourth place, Skye fifth, mainland Orkney sixth and Lewis and Harris joint eighth.

Jersey, a British Crown Dependency, was rated by TripAdvisor as the UK's top island followed by the Isle of Wight and St Mary's in the Isles of Scilly.

No Scottish island made it on to a top 10 list of best European isles.

The top European island was Santorini in Greece.

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Image caption Arran was put in fourth place on a list of top UK islands
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Image caption Mainland Orkney was listed in sixth place
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Image caption Harris topped TripAdvisor's European list of best European islands last year

Jersey is part of the British Isles but not the UK. However, it and other Channel Islands featured in TripAdvisor's search for tourists' favourite UK islands.

Last year, Lewis and Harris were jointly named as the best islands in Europe by the international travel website.

The isles also beat rivals in Thailand, Chile and Madagascar to be included in the site's top five islands in the world in 2014.

Orkney and Mull were also named in the European top 10 last year.

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