Category Archives: Highlands

Fairy Glen

Near Uig is a village called Balnacnoc – this means the village or township in the hills – is the Fairy Glen – a Quirang-like landscape in minature. The road to the Fairy Glen is single track and there is … Continue reading

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Kilvaxter Souterrain

After our trip to the museum and graveyard we headed south to Kilvaxter.  A sign directed us to a small car park and from there we walked into a field to discover the Kilvaxter Souterrian.   A souterrain is an … Continue reading

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Kilmuir Graveyard

After visiting the Museum of Island Life we visited Kilmuir Graveyard. Why visit this graveyard? Well it has several graves of interest. The main grave is that of Flora MacDonald, it towers above all the others. It has an epitaph … Continue reading

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Museum of Island Life

In the north of Skye at Kilmuir is the Museum of Island Life. It is a small museum based in a small township of thatched cottages, each depicting, as closely as possible, the conditions on the island at the end … Continue reading

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Sheep on Skye

One thing you notice when driving on Skye especially when off the main roads are the sheep. There are lots of sheep of Skye and they graze everywhere! We had to keep the gate to the cottage closed or they … Continue reading

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Duntulm Castle

As we drove round the top of Skye we saw some a castle ruin. We stopped and ventured to find out more. There were no signs as to who the castle had belonged to other than a memorial cairn to … Continue reading

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Walk to Staffin Beach

After lunch at Columbus 1400, we walked down towards Staffing Beach. This involved crossing some moorland before a stone path down the hill. We had to go past some cows. A brief walk along the shore line got us to … Continue reading

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