Flora MacDonald Monument, Skye

Flora MacDonald Monument, Skye, Scotland

This morning we departed our lodgings at Portree, Skye and then proceeded as follows:

  • A tour around the northern tip of Skye, taking in the wonderful coastal scenery and many sheep with lambs.
  • A quick stop at the Museum of Island Life close to which is Flora MacDonald’s Monument.
  • The Fairy Glen, a small valley featuring ponds and unusual conical shaped hills.
  • The port of Uig where we joined the 1400 ferry to Tarbert on Harris, which ran on time.
  • A Harris Tweed and Knitting Shop near Tarbert on Harris. Here, a member of the group purchased a supply of wool for knitting.
  • A visit to John the weaver at Luskentyre, watching him at work with his single length loom.
  • On through the mountains and rocky landscape of Harris to adjacent Lewis where, at Stornoway, we checked into our lodgings for the night, and then dinner.

 

 

Skye Museum of Island Life, Isle of Skye

Skye Museum of Island Life, Isle of Skye, Scotland

 

 

Fairy Glen, Skye

Fairy Glen, Skye, Scotland

 

 

Uig Bay, Skye

Uig Bay, Skye, Scotland

 

Harris Tweed Products, Isle of Harris

Harris Tweed Products, Isle of Harris, Scotland

 

 

John the Weaver, Luskenntyre

John the Weaver, Luskenntyre, Scotland

 

 

Harris Tweed Cloth, Luskentyre

Harris Tweed Cloth, Luskentyre, Scotland

 

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