Isle of Skye Guide

Geary, on the peninsula of Waternish, is a typical crofting township on the Isle of Skye. Situated on the north west of the island, it is surrounded by the spectacular sea views of Loch Snizort stretching out uninterrupted to the islands of Harris and Lewis.

Crofting is traditional, small-scale farming, unique to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Many of the Gaelic place names on Waternish have Norse roots, from the arrival of the Vikings in 794. Neolithic structures can be found on Waternish and across the island.

Known as Scotland's "Dinosaur Isle’, Skye is rich in fossils from the Middle Jurassic era. Culturally, there is a strong tradition of folk music and Gaelic language.

Walking on the Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye occupies an almost legendary place in the minds of many Scots. From gentle strolls along Skye's stunning coastline to scrambles up the Cuillin, the most rugged and challenging mountain range in Britain.

Wildlife on the Isle of Skye

The pristine waters and remote landscape around the Isle of Skye are home to an abundance of wildlife including minke whale, dolphins, basking sharks, porpoise, sea and golden eagles, seals and otters.

Fishing and Outdoor Activities

Castles and Museums

Boats Trips on the Isle of Skye

Art and Craft

A visit to Skye should include a tour around its creative community of art, design and craft makers in their home studios. Discover inspired painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, artwork, knitwear and weaving. Plan your walking trip around visiting the local makers.

Skye and Rassay Whisky Trail

World-famous Talisker Distillery lies in the shadow of The Cuillin mountains. Discover new award-winning whisky and gin distilleries and craft breweries to add to the must-visit list of gastronomic attractions. Fancy a dram with no driving? Skye Distillery Tours operates a Whisky Bus.