Quiraing, Isle of Skye

Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland

This evening, I am dipping into my portfolio  to present a selection of landscape images from the Isle of Skye which is a large island in the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. Skye is very popular with visitors although from my experience many underestimate the distances  involved. The island is is 50 miles long and up to 25 miles wide. At least one full day should be allowed to tour the island.

Most of Skye is ofvolcanic origin which in turn has produced lava landscapes, especially in the Trotternish area which features the Old Man of Storr. The island is perhaps best known for the Cuillin Mountains which are very popular with climbers throughout the year. Here is a video clip  taken in the centre of Skye.

Below is a typically misty scene from the S.W. of the island.

Torrin Landscape, Skye

Torrin Landscape, Skye, Scotland

Here is an ancient volcano which has been ‘top sliced’ by glacial action.

Volcanic Landscape, Skye

Volcanic Landscape, Skye, Scotland

A herd of Highland Cattle wandering along a country road.

Road to Elgol, Skye

Road to Elgol, Skye, Scotland

Central Skye Mountains

Central Skye Mountains, Scotland

View from from an iron-age broch on the north of the island.

View from Dun Breag Broch

View from Dun Breag Broch, Skye

Jagged mountains of hard gabbro.

Cuillin Mountains, Skye

Cuillin Mountains, Skye, Scotland

In summary, a fascinating place to visit with something for everyone.

Elsewhere today, I have been catching up on events following return from a whisky tour in Speyside. Also arranged a tour for a group from Mexico and did more work on an upcoming Clan themed tour.

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