Telford Bridge (1812) at Sligachan, Skye.

This evening, I am posting information on Sligachan, a small settlement on the Isle of Skye, Scotland which is situated a few miles N.E. of Broadford on junction of A87 and A863. In the right weather conditions this spot offers excellent opportunities for photography. This is a popular stop for tour buses and independent tourists.

View towards Cuillins from Sligachan.

More information:

  • The name means ‘shelly place’ which indicates economic activity in days past as sea shells were a useful source of lime. To the N.E. is Loch Sligachan.
  • To the south is Glen Sligachan and the River Sligachan.
  • Is one of the best access points f0r the Cuillin Hills which attract large numbers of hikers and climbers.
  • At Sligachan can be found an infrastructure supporting outdoor orientated visitors: hotel, camp site, bunk house and mountain rescue post.
  • The hotel boasts both a micro brewery and a very well stocked whisky bar comprising about 200 single malts.
  • The three-span stone bridge dates from 1812 when constructed by famous engineer, Thomas Telford as part of a new road to Portree.

Black Cuillins reflected at Sligachan.

Bog Cotton at Sligachan, Skye.

Watery landscape at Sligachan

River in spate at Sligachan