We arrived on Skye on the 28th September 2012, leaving behind a wet and claustrophobic Glasgow for a new life on this remote and beautiful isle.
Six months earlier, fate had played a key part in influencing our decision to move to the island whilst on a casual, house-hunting trip in the area. Looking for a B&B to stay in for the night in the vicinity of Portree, we stumbled upon a beautiful, white-washed house located in a small crofting township on the outskirts of the town. This was our introduction to ‘Larchside’. When advised by the proprietors that the house and business were up for sale, there were never any second thoughts.
Our first few days at Larchside provided a small ‘taster’ of life on the island. Howling gales and torrential rain followed by clear blue skies and calm. A lightning bolt striking yards from the house being a trigger for a cow invasion of the garden. Who said we had settled for a quiet life?
There are a number of reasons we decided to move to Skye. The main contributors being a dissatisfaction of life in the city, a love of nature and the countryside, a desire to run our own business and my personal passion for landscape photography. Here are a couple of snapshots taken after we arrived.