GMDX Group
Scotland's DX Association

Islands of Scotland award

Dedicated to the memory of Charlie Wilson GM4UZY who sadly became a silent key in May 2008. Charlie administered the IOSA programme for The GMDX Group from it’s inception.


This award is administered by the GMDX Committee. Who have devised an award that is extremely challenging; particularly the higher graded awards. We hope this award will encourage amateur radio operators from around the world to contact or visit and activate some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Scotland. The islands of Scotland are beautiful places to visit where you will always find a friendly welcome from these homely people.  Some activators from abroad have already been to several islands and promise to return.

So why not give it a try?  You will not be disappointed.


During 1997 and 1998 the programme really took off - thanks to the consistent activity of several activators.  It has perhaps suffered from growing pains in that about 90% of all the islands in the directory have already been activated and therefore new ones have been added. To further your interest in the Scottish Islands there are several very informative publications which would be of assistance to the visitor, activator and chaser alike. Happy hunting and happy activating.

IOSA Island list

IOSA Honour Roll

Complete details in pdf form here

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