THE ISLE OF SKYE
Skye's greatest asset is the natural beauty and unspoilt landscape. Discover the Island's rich cultural heritage and romantic history through its castles, museums and visitor centres.
The town of Portree is a mere 10 minute walk away, with its harbour and genuine village character. Where you can find the perfect souvenir or enjoy boat trips out from the harbour.
Based on the island, Skye Guides is a company of professional mountain guides established in 1995. You can book instruction and guiding for individual days, specific objectives or dedicated courses whatever your experience.
Tel: 01471 822 116
Bella Jane Boat Trips
The Isle of Skye's longest running, award winning boat trip from Elgol to spectacular Loch Coruisk and the Seals.
Tel: 0800 731 3089 or 01471 866244
Misty Isle Boat Trips
A warm highland welcome awaits you from Seumas MacKinnon and his crew on your trip to visit Loch Coruisk.
Tel: 01471 866 288
Glass Bottom Boat Trips, Scotlands best semi-submersible glass bottom boat.
Tel: 0800 980 4846
With our 1-2 hour trips down the Sound of Raasay you will see Skye from the sea, fabulous views and unbelievable wild-life.
Tel: 07798 743858
Brigadoon Boat Trips
Brigadoon and her crew have been operating out of Portree since 1996 being the first to bring sea eagle feeding to the public. We encompass wildlife, geology, photography, fishing and private charters.
Tel: 01478 612 641
Skyelight Candles is situated in Staffin, which is at the north end of the Isle of Skye on the Trotternish Ridge. From our workshop we have a spectacular view of the famous Quiraing and, within minutes, we can walk over the crofting grounds and be overlooking Staffin Bay.
This is the main reason our signature candles came into existence, as these views gave us the inspiration for the Quiraing and Staffin Bay candles that you will see on our shopping pages. We then included the Red Cuillin and, as they say in all good movies, we never looked back!
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Tours to the Isle of Skye
Short 1, 2 or 3 night Private Tours to the Isle of Skye which can include Loch Ness & Glencoe on the route.
NO CHARGE for TOUR PLANNING
If we can't build your perfect Tour at a price you are willing to pay then we have failed, NOT you, and you can walk away without paying a penny !
Contact: 26 Ravelrig Park, Balerno, EH14 7DL
Telephone : +44 - 7770 - 512388
Our high quality handmade ceramics are both modern and functional. The pots are much sought after by visitors and islanders alike, who recognise the distinctive features and inspiration behind the work. We draw heavily on the influences of living and working in a stunningly beautiful environment.
Visitors to Skyeskyns are transported back in time to witness how real sheepskins are made using time honoured methods of leather making - one of the oldest crafts known to man.
Here you can enjoy a free guided tour of our workshop where you will see all the traditional implements used by the Tanner: the beam, paddles, racks and buffing wheel, horse and iron as well as the lengthy hand finishing processes, which help to create the world famous Highland hand-combed fleece, which is exclusive to Skyeskyns.
After your tour why not visit our showroom and browse through our comprehensive range of luxurious fleeces and quality leather goods. You’ll find the perfect place too for that exclusive and lasting keepsake of your visit to the magical Isle of Skye. Then, enjoy a cup of artisan coffee whilst sitting on a sheepskin by our wood burning stove inside our seasonal pop-up tea tent YURTea&coffee. You will be assured of one of the warmest welcomes in the Highlands!
Tel: 01470 592 237
Dunvegan Castle has been the stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years and it remains their home. Built on a Rock once surrounded entirely by salt water, it is unique in Scotland as the only house of such antiquity to have retained its family throughout the centuries.
Tel: 01470 521 206
The Armadale Castle Gardens and Museum of the Isles is set in the heart of a 20,000-acre Highland estate. The ancient home of the MacDonald Clan
Tel: 01741 844 305
Discover the history, see the stunning views, walk on the ramparts and catch whispers in the wind; they carry a myriad of tales of MacRaes, MacKenzies and much more.
Tel: 01599 555 202
Situated between Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye and Kyle of Lochalsh on mainland Scotland, Eilean Ban ('White Island') is a six-acre nature haven nestling below the Skye road bridge that spans the island. Originally home to the lighthouse keepers and their families, it later became the residence of the author and naturalist, Gavin Maxwell.
Although internationally known for its association with Maxwell and with otters, Eilean Ban supports a wealth of wildlife and natural heritage of both local and national importance. Nature trails (suitable for wheelchair users) wind around the island leading to different points of interest, including the award winning wildlife hide, a viewing platform and a sensory garden.
Guided visits to the island, including the Maxwell museum (a reconstruction of his 40ft living room with original artifacts, recreated by Virginia Mckenna), Teko the otter's memorial stone and the Stevenson Lighthouse, are booked through the Bright Water Centre in Kyleakin.
Discover the turbulent past and the rich cultural heritage of Skye by visiting the Aros Heritage Centre.
Tel: 01478 612 649
The Skye Museum of Island Life at Kilmuir, Isle of Skye was opened in 1965. The aim was to preserve a township of thatched cottages, each one depicting, as closely as possible, the conditions prevailing on the island at the close of the nineteenth century
Tel: 01470 552206
We are a friendly local shop showcasing our own Genuine Skye Marble jewellery, Also a large selection of gold, silver and freshwater pearls. Gifts priced to suit all pockets from fridge magnets to bronze sculptures.
Traditional Handmade Scottish Pottery
We make functional and unique pottery using our own clay recipe, with decorations inspired by the surrounding sea and landscape.
At Uig Pottery, our skilled team have been producing meticulously hand-finished pieces since 1992.