Skye or the Isle of Skye (Scottish Gaelic: An t-Eilean Sgitheanach or Eilean a' Cheò) is the largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.
On the shores of Loch Harport, the village of Carbost is home to Skye's only distillery producing a wonderfully powerful and award winning Island malt bottled at above average strength.
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.
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.
Based in Kyleakin on Skye, the centre covers topics including the flora and fauna of the island, the lighthouse and local history (including stories recorded in Gaelic and English). It is a highly interactive centre with lots to see and do for all ages.
Taking inspiration from the dramatic landscapes of this beautiful Hebridean Island, Antony and his team design and manufacture all the exclusive jewellery featured here, at the Skye Jewellery workshop in Broadford.
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.
Skyeskyns, manufacturers and suppliers of finest quality sheepskins, is a family business established on the Isle of Skye in 1983. In its dramatic Highland setting, visitors to Scotland's traditional exhibition tannery witness time-honoured methods of making leather and can browse perhaps the most comprehensive range of luxurious natural sheepskins and sheepskin products to be found anywhere.
The Croft Studio was founded by artist Daisy Budge who, as a young art student in 1932, first saw the Isle of Skye from the deck of the steam-ship Killarney, and fell in love with the beautiful island She met and married a local man Roderick Budge, who's family ran the Dunvegan Hotel. When Daisy and Roderick retired in 1968, they returned home to Skye and converted the old croft house into a studio where visitors could come in and see Daisy at work. Inspired by the magnificent scenery of Skye, Daisy developed her watercolour paintings and studied copies of ancient Celtic manuscripts such as The Book of Kells, developing her own screen-printing designs based on these. This was at a time when Celtic art did not receive the recognition and respect that it does today. Now in her 88th year, Daisy is as active as ever and still enjoys painting every day. Little did she realise 70 years ago, that falling in love with Skye would result in a lifetime's work and that she would never take that so-called retirement! Now aided and abetted by her son, Donald, and his wife, Pamela, the Croft Studio is a must see on Skye and their work is showcased in our Premier and Cuillin Range Rooms.
Discover the turbulent past and the rich cultural heritage of Skye by visiting the Aros Heritage Centre.
The Isle of Skye - rugged, beautiful, and an angler's paradise. Here, in the freshest of air, you can fish in complete solitude amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland. Portree Angling Association controls most of the angling in the north west of the Island of Skye, including the rights for the Storr Lochs, along with many rivers and other waters. There are Association boats on the Storr Lochs and these include a wheelie boat for disabled access.
The Isle of Skye is a great location for salmon and trout fishing and its mainly spate rivers attract anglers from all over the country. Portree Angling Association has access to beats on the Snizort, Lealt, Kilmartin, Ose, Amer, Kilmaluag and Brogaig rivers and salmon and sea trout catches in 2008 were very encouraging.
The season runs from early spring until mid Ocotber and whilst fair means can be used on some rivers, the fly is the preferred method of fishing. We look forward to seeing you, rod in hand, enjoying the best of fishing.