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Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the scenic viewpoint of Neist Point which is located on a remote, far west location on the Isle of Skye off Scotland’s West Coast,

Neist Point is 12 miles west of Dunvegan and 34 miles west of Portree. Final leg of access is along a narrow, single track road via Waterstein.

In the right weather (not guaranteed) the cliff-side scenery is stunning.

There is also visible an impressive Stevenson built lighthouse from 1909.

The location is of interest to hikers.

Neist Point Headland, Isle of skye, Scotland.

Neist Point Headland, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Uig Bay, Skye, Scotland

Uig Bay, Skye, Scotland.

This evening, I am reporting on Uig and Uig Bay which are located on the N.W. tip of the Isle of Skye in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides.

The name Uig translates from Gaelic and means ‘bay’.

Uig is primarily a ferry port providing important links to Lochmaddy and Tarbert in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Image of a ferry is provided below.

Ferry approaching Uig Harbour.

Ferry approaching Uig Harbour.

In addition to its port function, Uig has a working pottery and craft brewery. There is also a shop, bar with restaurant and accommodation for travellers.

For visitors touring the island, Uig is well positioned as a refreshment stop being relatively close to the Quiraing and Fairy Glen.

Video clip of Uig Bay, Skye.

Uig Harbour, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Uig Harbour, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Parterre Garden at Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland.

Parterre Garden at Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland.

Today, I took the opportunity for a hike around Pollok Park, a 146 hectare/360 acre public space in Glasgow Southside, Scotland.

This park has a long history and has much to offer the visitor, viz:

  • Evidence of occupation by man dating back about 1500 years.
  • Long time base of the Maxwells.
  • Extensive and well-maintained gardens.
  • 18th century, Adam designed mansion known as Pollok House,home of the Maxwells.
  • Golf course.
  • Home to a herd of photogenic, Highland Cattle.
  • Home to small number of Clydesdale horses.
  • White Cart Water (river). This helped power the IndustrIal Revolution on the 18th/19th centuries.
  • Home to the world-famous, Burrell Collection.
  • Contains plants and wildlife of interest to naturalists.
Regeneration from old tree stump at Pollok Park, Glasgow.

Regeneration from old tree stump at Pollok Park, Glasgow.

Luohan, Ming Dynasty. Burrell Collection, Glasgow.

Luohan, Ming Dynasty. Burrell Collection, Glasgow.

Medieval Stained Glass at Burrell Collection, Glasgow.

Medieval Stained Glass at Burrell Collection, Glasgow.

Highland Cattle at Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Scotland.

Highland Cattle at Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Scotland.

Nautical garden feature at Pollok House Garden, Glasgow.

Nautical garden feature at Pollok House Garden, Glasgow.

White Cart Water at Pollok Country Park, Glasgow.

White Cart Water at Pollok Country Park, Glasgow.

Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotlnd.

Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotlnd.

Clydesdale Horse at Pollok Country Park

Clydesdale Horse at Pollok Country Park