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and its smaller neighbours that make up the Inner Hebrides are
known for their wild, beautiful landscapes of deep lochs and
jagged mountains, which provide a challenge for the most experienced
climbers. The islands have a harsh history, with Norse invasions,
fierce clan feuds and the forcible eviction of much of the population
during the Highland
Clearances of the last century.
Bridge is now toll-free.
At last !
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Castle, Gardens and Museum, built in the 19th century, houses
museum telling story of MacDonald clan. Forty acres of woodland
gardens, guided walks, nature trails. Armadale is a ferry
link from Mallaig on mainland.
granite Beinn na Caillich dominates this crofting village on
Prince Charlie took refuge with the MacKinnons after his
1746 defeat at Culloden.
He left them his secret recipe for what is now called Drambuie.
Hotel sits on the old harbour wall in Broadford with magnificent
views across the sea to Loch Kishorn and the Applecross Hills.
Broadford. Broadford Bed and Breakfast. Broadford Holiday Cottages.
5 miles long, with small but thriving farming and fishing community.
Little accommodation on island but campers can stay with permission
from the National Trust for Scotland. Deep-water harbour attracts
Carbost is a village on the south shore of Loch Harport on the Isle of Skye. The location of Talisker Distillery.
found in a graveyard on a small island in the Skeabost river.
Notable for unusual effigy of a warrior in armour.
range of bare, black, volcanic peaks, many over 3,000ft high.
These peaks are for experienced climbers only and provide some
of Britain's best and toughest climbing. Cuillin
Webcam pictures of conditions in the Cuillins of Skye. Cuillin
Age broch, or fort, 2000 years old. Walls 12ft thick enclose
an area 31ft in diameter. Guard rooms within walls on each side
of the entrance.
Age fort 12ft high with walls lift thick surrounded by outer
wall. Two wall chambers and a stair lobby remain.
of oldest fortified headlands of the Hebrides, a home of MacDonald
clan until the late 16th century. Well preserved.
Age dwellings of this type, dry-stone towers with thick walls,
are only found in Scotland. This example's walls are 12ft thick
and enclose an area 42ft across.
of 17th century castle
perched on cliff which falls sharply on three sides. Built by
MacDonalds on site of Celtic fort. Duntulm
Castle. Duntulm Holiday Cottages.
on Loch Dunvegan has been stronghold of Clan MacLeod since 1200.
Packed with numerous pictures, books and various relics of 20 MacLeod
generations. Dunvegan. Dunvegan Bed and Breakfast. Dunvegan Holiday Cottages. Fairy Flag of Dunvegan.
hamlet below Cuillin mountains on southern peninsula of Straithaird.
Soay, Canna and Rhum islands visible from here. Elgol
and Torrin Historical Society. Elgol Primary School.
Accommodation in and around Elgol
on the Isle of Skye. The Cuillins
from Elgol. Elgol Coastline. Ealaghol.
Glendale Holiday Cottages.
thatched cottages hold museum
of 19th century Skye crofting
life. Graveyard's Celtic cross marks the burial place of
MacDonald, who helped the fugitive Bonnie
Prince Charlie during his flight from the English in 1746.
Centre. Flora Macdonald Lament. .Flora MacDonald's Farewell. Prince Charlie meets Flora MacDonald. Kilmuir Epitaph.
20th century mansion, on Rhum, built for Sir George Bullough.
Many original fittings remain. Entire island was Bullough family's
private estate from 1888 to 1957.
of many MacDonald clan strongholds in the 16th and 17th centuries,
was successfully defended from a 15th century attack by Clan
and ferry port on strait that separates island from mainland.
Castle Moil, MacKinnon stronghold from the 13th century, set
on bluff. The White
Heather is a small, family run hotel in Kyleakin. Old Cattle
Ferry. The Old King's
Arms Hotel. Old Ferry.
Old Kyleakin. Kyleakin Photographs.
3 acre garden warmed by mild Golf Stream throughout winter.
Set by Loch
Alsh, site gives views of the Cuillins and Island of Raasay.
where Hakon of Norway's fleet sheltered after defeat at 13th
of Largs. Dun
Beag, one of Skye's best preserved brochs, is nearby.
sea loch at foot of the Cuillins, accessible by boat or difficult
hike. Name translates as 'cauldron of water'. Explore
kilns of Talisker
distillery, Skye's only malt whisky producer, sit beside sea
up Loch Harport towards the majestic Cuillins. Taigh
Ailean Hotel. The Little
Gallery is situated on the west coast of Scotland's beautiful
Isle of Skye at Portnalong, overlooking Loch Harport.
from loch flows 50 yards before spilling over a sharp cliff
to the sea 600ft below. Nearby is Kilt
Rock, a formation with shape and strata resembling a kilt.
Hotel famous as climbing centre for the Cuillins since Victorian
times. In Glen
Sligachan is Bloody Stone, site of last clan battle between
MacDonalds and MacLeods in 1601. Sligachan.
and Marsco. Sgurr
nan Gillean. Marsco Winter
Milovaig Holiday Cottages.
Old Skye Crofter's House
croft has been converted to Old Skye Crofter's House folk museum,
displaying tools and illustrating crofting life. Skye
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whitewashed houses and small hotels line harbour of town, capital
of Skye. Royal Hotel is on site of inn where Bonnie Prince Charlie
bade farewell to Flora MacDonald in 1746 before exile in France.
Highland Games held here in summer. Portree
House and Cottages. Ard
Chuain is only a short walk or a minute's drive to Portree
Village Centre. Portree Weather
Forecast. The Aros
Centre, Restaurant, shop, historical exhibition and Sea
Eagle viewing centre. Portree Riding
Stables. Skye Scene Highland
Ceilidh, Traditional music event in Portree. The Pier
Isle of Skye. The old Portree
pier. Old Portree
Hotel. Old Fishing Fleet.
Hotel. The Tongadale
Portree Holiday Cottages.
name means 'pillared stronghold', describing an extraordinary
glacier-created cluster of pinnacles and peaks.
of Raasay, 13 miles long, lies between Skye and the mainland.
Castle was home to MacLeod of Raasay, whose 1745 support
of the Jacobite cause brought severe retribution upon island
after defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie.
with peaks rising to 2,659ft. Now a Scottish Natural Heritage
abundant with red deer. The sea eagle has been successfully
reintroduced to island, previously extinct in Britain. Centre
for botanical research.
Sleat Peninsula Holiday Cottages.
coast with crofting and fishing village around Staffin Bay.
Reached by narrow road crossing Stenscholl river. Skyelight
Cilmartin, Staffin, Isle of Skye. Gravir
Guest House, Marrishadder, Staffin, Isle of Skye. The
Old Mission House, Staffin. Staffin
Cruises. Staffin Campsite.
at Staffin Island. Staffin
Island. Staffin Holiday Cottages.
of rock cliffs and columns to the south of Trotternish peninsula.
Area's highlight is Old
Man of Storr, black basalt column 16Oft tall and 40ft in
diameter, surrounded by lesser pinnacles.
crofting settlement, centre for sea angling and pony trekking.
Sheltered from northerly winds by Scalpay Island.
Talisker is an Island Single Malt Scotch whisky produced by the Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Scotland.
An area of land some 20 miles long and 8 miles wide, which is
famous for its spectacular
geological features. Walking in Trotternish.
The Birds of Trotternish.
Plant Life of Trotternish.
church is site of 1579 fight between MacLeods and MacDonalds.
The invading MacDonalds killed all but one of many MacLeods
worshipping in the church. The sole survivor raised the alarm
and the rest of the clan arrived and killed the MacDonalds before
they could escape.
looking tower overlooking bay is 19th century folly, built by
a Captain Fraser. Car ferry to North Uist and Harris. Uig
Uige. The Isle of Skye Brewing
Company. Old Uig.
Uig Bay. Uig Holiday Cottages.
gives views of twin flat-topped hills called MacLeod's Tables.
At low tide, point is connected to sheep inhabited islet of
Oronsay by sand bar. Ullinish Lodge Hotel.
Waternish Holiday Cottages.
Celebrations. Claire Macdonald and her husband run Kinloch Lodge Hotel on the Isle of Skye, which is also their family home. Claire is a well-known exponent of Scottish cooking and travels widely, lecturing and demonstrating recipes. Claire Macdonald Cookbooks.
Croft On The Isle of Skye Scotland.
Skye Seashore at Talisker.
Mòr Ostaig, Scotland's Only Gaelic College.
Skye's mega-successful Gaelic rock group
Isle of Skye Golf
Rhudh an Dunain.
Gordon C Harrison, Original
photos of Skye.
MacBrayne serve 22 islands and 4 peninsulas spread over
the West Coast of Scotland, each with their own unique qualities
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