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© Copyright Elgol Boat Trips Sea Cruises

Some spectacular cruises on offer. See the Cuillin’s in close up from Loch Scavaig, take a high speed trip to one of many islands, or sail slowly in a glass bottomed boat for an intimate view of the underwater world.

Cruises & Railways in Skye & Lochalsh

© Copyright Skylight Candles Speciality Shops

A superb selection of specialist shops designer knitwear, batiks, silver jewellery, pottery, sheepskin tanners, handmade chocolates and more are on the list.

Best Speciality Shops in Skye & Lochalsh

Highland Dancing,  2005 © James F. Perry; Festivals & Events

Music and food and drink festivals, exhibitions and workshops, Highland Games and ceilidhs - plenty going on in the area.

Festivals & Events in Skye & Lochalsh

The Quiraing, Skye  © Copyright Bob Jones and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence Basalt Columns »

Between Portree and Staffin, an escarpment runs for almost 20 miles. The cliff has broken away in places to form distinctive landforms at the Quraing and The Storr.

Sound of Sleat © Copyright Marion Dutcher; Garden of Skye »

Sleat, Skye’s south-west pointing peninsula, is sometimes called the ‘Garden of Skye’, because of the comparative richness of the landscape.

Eilean Donan Castle © Copyright Historic Castles »

Castles are well-represented in Skye and Lochalsh - in a sometimes stormy tale of warfare and rebuilding over the centuries.

Harbourside, Portree © Copyright JThomas, under; Portree »

Portree, the island capital, is a busy little town built around a sheltered natural harbour between two headlands.