Moomin Trail

Explore Scarinish Harbour to find an A-Z of Moomin characters.

See short Moomin Films and a Moomin Exhibition at the Noust Boathouse

The Moomin Trail will let you see the old harbour at Scarinish in a new light as you search to find all the different characters.

Find the A near the little lighthouse and follow the trail…..


This what3words address refers to a 3 metre square location. Tap the link or enter the 3 words into the free what3words app to find it.

Scarinish Lighthouse

If you are visiting Scarinish Harbour you could call in at Scarinish Beach Hotel

Or even explore the Sea and nearby Islands on a trip with Tiree Sea Tours

The Moomin A-Z is downloadable here as colouring in sheets. Once you have found them all why not download a few letters to make your name and colour them in at home. If you want more Moomin printable there are more colouring sheets and puzzles and more too!

The Noust

While in Scarinish discover more Moomins at the Noust boat shed. Pop in to see an exhibition of Moomin images and writing.

At the Noust we will also be screening Moominvalley in Gaelic and two short films about Tove Jansonn’s island inspirations for The Moomins.

Drop in over the weekend to watch these short films.

Open 11am – 4pm Fri Sat -Sunday

The Noust is accessible down a path behind the car park at the Calmac Pier

While at An Talla explore the Moomin book and gift shop and see an exhibition of the beautifully illustrated Moomin book covers

Erland Cooper releases his The Island 1961 EP. Comprising music, words from Tove Jansson’s 1961 essay The Island, read by Sophia Jansson, and field recordings by Kirsi Ihalainen, the EP was conceived as the audio accompaniment to an exhibition entitled The Woman Who Fell In Love With An Island.

If you have headphones and a mobile why not have a listen to this 20 minute piece as you walk on one of Tiree’s beautiful beaches.

The island in question is Jansson’s beloved holiday island of Klovharun; a source of much inspiration for her Moomin stories.

“To me it feels almost like a soundwalk through her creative world, across the seas and back again into a city where local sounds of birds may interact freely with those of the score itself”, says Erland. “She seemed to have such grace and affection towards her surroundings and I hope this meditative score touches on just a little bit on her magic.”