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Today, the weather on Skye proved relatively benign (cool but no rain) which greatly assisted our tour of the island which proceeded as follows:

  • Broadford to Portree, the latter being the island’s capital. We tracked to the coast passing islands including Pabay, Scalpay and Raasay during the drive which took about 45 mins. Note that island names end in ‘ay’ which is Old Norse (Viking) for island.
  • Upon arriving at Portree, we parked and spend about 1 hour walking around the town with its pretty harbour and shops. A friendly local butcher provided information on Haggis which he had for sale.

Portree, Skye

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This morning, our tour group departed Inverness lodgings (Mardon Guest House) promptly about 9.00am  and then commenced a drive south-west taking in the following:

  • The Great Glen ( a geological fault) including Loch Ness.
  • Increasingly mountainous scenery.

En-route to Skye

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This morning our tour group departed our Dunkeld lodgings promptly at about 9.00 and then proceeded as follows:
  • Just a few miles to the Falls of Braan at Ossian’s Hall. This dates back to the 18th century when it part of the Duke of Atholl’s estate and provided a mature based experience for private guests commencing with a gentle walk along the banks of the River Braan and ending in front of a spectacular waterfall.

Falls of Braan

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