Ealaghol: A Guide to the Isle of Skye

The Misty Isle

Fàilte do'n Eilean Sgitheanach

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The Isle of Skye


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On these pages we hope to provide a flavour of our part of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

The Isle of Skye is the largest island of the Inner Hebrides, situated off the West coast of the Scottish Mainland.

Sometimes referred to in Gaelic poetry and song as Eilean a' Cheò (The Misty Isle), Skye is renown for its natural beauty, history and wildlife.

The Cuillin Hills, the Red Hills and Blaven have long been favourites with climbers and walkers. If you don't fancy the high places, the deeply indented coastline means you are never far from the sea.

Wildlife abounds on the Island, with birds from Goldcrest to Golden Eagle, mammals from Pygmy Shrew to Red Deer and fish from Saithe to Salmon. If you are lucky you might catch sight of the elusive Otter playing on the shore. The wide range of geology and topography provides habitats for many wild flowers.

As you move around the Island it's not unusual to overhear the occasional conversation in Gaelic, the indigenous language of the area. Gaelic culture and heritage pervade the atmosphere, each part of the Island having its own tales of times past and hopes for the future.

Whether you're a potential first time visitor or one of the many people who are drawn back to Skye time and again I hope you will find these pages useful. Feedback and suggestions for improvement are always welcome.

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