There are 89 inhabited islands in Scotland with a total of about 100 000 inhabitants, ranging from 1 to about 20 000.
34 of the small islands are governed from mainland based municipalities. Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles with 55 islands have regional status, most of them small.
In 2001, the Scottish Islands Federation, www.scottish-islands-federation.co.uk, was established to promote, publicise and advance the interests of all Scottish islands.
Visit website of the Scottish Islands Federation