Isle of Lismore

Lismore is located near Oban in the Firth of Lorn. It is a small island but has a population of 192 – this has grown by over 30% from 146 in 2001.  The population is spread between the villages of Kilcheran, Baligrundie, Achancroish (the car ferry port), Clachan and Port Ramsay (the passenger ferry port in the north of the island)

Lismore is served by a regular ferry from Oban  which makes regular crossings  throughout the day. There is also a passenger ferry which makes the short crossing from the mainland at Port Appin to Port Ramsay. This is operated by Argyll + Bute Council

The island has its own primary school and children travel to Oban for secondary school education.  The main industries on the island are tourism and agriculture.


Social Housing

Social housing on Lismore is provided by Argyll Community Housing Association (1) and West Highland Housing Association (2).

For an overview of the number of  housing association properties on Lismore, click here

Housing for Sale

Most housing on Lismore is privately owned. There are a limited number of houses sold every year and there is often strong demand increasing local house prices.

The Scottish Government promotes initiatives to help first time buyers, but some like the Help to Buy scheme and the MI New Home initiatives are mainly available for new build housing in locations outside of the Hebrides.

Open Market LIFT may be accessible, however access to financial support is currently limited and house price thresholds are low. In Lismore, the low threshold means there are few if any houses coming on the market where Open Market LIFT would be relevant. Many islands also have few house sales limiting this option – it is not available for self build.

Islanders may also be able to get help to buy through the Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

Information on houses are currently for sale on Lismore can be found here and at the following:

C+D Mactaggart | MacArthur Stewart | M&K MacLeod | Right Move  | Alexander Dawson | Anderson Banks | DM MacKinnon | E Thornton | Bell Ingram

Recent house prices can be viewed here

House Plots

Any house plots available on Lismore are listed here , here and at the Estate Agent links above.

Private Rented Housing

Information on properties available for rent can be found at the following locations:

C+D Mactaggart | MacArthur Stewart | M&K MacLeod | Right Move  | Alexander Dawson | Anderson Banks | DM MacKinnon | E Thornton | Bell Ingram


Housing Options

Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 14.31.00HomeArgyll provides detailed information about housing options across Argyll. Click on the logo for their information on Lismore.



Picture by Adam Leadbetter – CC