Skye

Our Island

Skye – The Misty Isle, famous the world over for its majestic scenery, unique light and Gaelic culture. Eilean a’ Cheò, The Isle of Skye, is the largest and most northerly large island in the Inner Hebrides. The island’s peninsulas radiate from a mountainous centre dominated by the Cuillins, and some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in Scotland. Skye has provided the locations for various novels and feature films and is celebrated in poetry and song.

From Skye Haven you can explore every corner of the Island. Within half an hours drive you will find places such as the iconic Dunvegan Castle with its excellent visitor facilities, the village of Uig from where ferries leave to the  Western Isles, Talisker Distillery where regular tours of the facility take place – and of course the world renowned Cuillin mountains – a mecca for walkers and climbers.

Our Island

Our History

The Isle of Skye has been occupied since the Mesolithic period and its history includes a time of Norse rule and a long period of domination by Clan MacLeod and Clan Donald. The 18th-century Jacobite risings led to the breaking up of the clan system and subsequent Clearances that replaced entire communities with sheep farms, some of which also involved forced emigrations to distant lands.

Our History

Our Wildlife & Flora

The abundant wildlife to be found on the Island includes the Golden Eagle, Sea Eagle, Red Deer and Atlantic Salmon. Flowering plant and fern species growing wild on the Isle of Skye stands at some 750, excluding hybrids. This remarkable number is due to the wide variety of habitats found on the Island. It is hard to say who appreciates the flora of Skye more, the expert botanist or the ordinary visitor with an eye for beauty and colour.The whole island is a fascinating place for the lover of plants to explore.

Our Wildlife & Flora