This evening, I am focusing on Skye, n island off the west coast of Scotland and forming part of the Hebrides. This probably ranks within the top 10 ‘must see’ sites in Scotland, and deservedly so. Access is by ferry or bridge. Journey time from Glasgow or Edinburgh is about 4 hours. When you arrive there is something for everyone, viz:
- Hiking and mountain climbing.
- Geology: ancient volcanic landscape moulded by the last ice age.
- Pretty, colourful harbour side houses at Portree.
- Waterfalls (especially after heavy rain).
- Clan MacDonald history at Armadale.
- Clan MacLeod history at Dunvegan Castle.
- Visiting seals, close up.
- Talisker Scotch Whisky Distillery
- Artists and galleries.
- Boat trips.
- The Flora MacDonald story and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
- The unusual conical hills at Fairy Glen.
- Ancient 2000 year old broch (highs status, tower type residence).
- Dunvegan Castle and Garden.
- Good dining at Three Chimneys and other restaurants.
- Charming Isleornsay.
- Photography aided by ever changing light conditions.
- The long and winding road to Elgol.
- Highland cows and sheep.
- Quairaing and ancient rock formations.
- Gaelic culture.
The images below provide a flavour for what can be expected.
I am scheduled to visit Skye at least twice this year and have arranged two self-drive tours to include Skye.
When visiting Skye allow at least two nights and one full day.