This afternoon, I am posting some information on the village of Broadford which acts as a ‘gateway’ between the gentler south of Skye and the more mountainous north.

I find Broadford a very useful stopover point after driving down from Inverness during my Scotland tours. There is a wide selection of lodgings for an overnight before setting off next day for a Isle of Skye tour which can take a full day and then return to Broadford to be well positioned for connection with ferry crossing to Mallaig on the mainland.

Broadford started life as an 18th century cattle market then, with improving roads, became the hub for access to other parts of the island, a position which prevails today.

Although only a small settlement on Skye, Broadford offers a wide range of facilities including petrol station, cash machine, tourist information, art gallery, bookshop, textile crafts, boat trips, jewellery shop, upscale restaurant (Creelers) and even a Serpentarium! There are also two piers.

When conditions are right, local land and sea scapes offer excellent photo opportunities.

Images to follow.

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