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This morning, we departed Broadford on Isle of Skye promptly at 9.00am and drove across the Skye Bridge through Kyle of Lochalsh to Eilean Donan Castle, home to the Chief of Clan Macrae. Unfortunately, the Visitor Centre and Castle were not scheduled to open until 10.00am so we consoled ourselves with photographs of this iconic site in the morning sunshine and then moved on, tracking Loch Duich to Invermoriston.

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This morning our tour group departed the hotel about 09.00am and embarked on a tour of Skye taking in the following places and sites:

  • First stop Portree, capital of Skye. Here we visited the colourful harbour, strolled around the shops and availed of some coffee.

Portree Harbour

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Jewish Tartan


This morning I met with the local Rabbi in order to obtain images of various Jewish Tartan products in context of a new Jewish themed tour product which I have in mind. Earlier this year I provided such a tour for a group from Canada who were conscious of their Jewish roots which led me to research the history of Judaism in Scotland.  This proved quite an interesting project as a result of which I now have substantial information to hand. My home base of Glasgow is actually the centre of the largest Jewish population in Scotland, a fact which provides a useful additional dimension. I look forward to making progress with this initiative later in the year. Read more on Jewish Tartan, Scotland…