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Love is in the Air

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Photos, Skye |

Over recent years, Skye has gained the rightful reputation of being one of the “must see” locations in Scotland. Visitors flock to the island to experience the dramatic scenery and diverse wildlife the island has to offer. There are also a growing number of visitors who come to the island for a different reason. They may also enjoy the unique...

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A short trip to Lewis and Harris

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Photos, Places to visit |

Since we started the B&B over three years ago, a number of our guests have either travelled to or travelled from the Outer Herbrides or Western Isles. The northernmost headland of the islands, Lewis and Harris, make up the largest island in Scotland and are renowned for their contrasting landscapes and attractions. Harris is characterised by high...

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Northern Lights

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Photos |

We were lucky to experience the aurora borealis on Thursday 27th February for the first time. It has been a dream of mine for many years to see it and, wow, it didn’t disappoint. On the basis of a rumour, Charlie (our puppy) and I headed a few miles along the road to gain a good vantage point of the northern horizon. In hindsight, we needn’t have...

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Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Photos, Skye |

Following an article published by Travel magazine naming a self-catering cottage in Skye as the top destination in the world for a “sunset-view stay” (beating places in the Maldives, Thailand and Italy to the coveted title), we decided to take a look back at some of the photographs of sunsets we have taken from our garden this year. Here are a...

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Skye’s Tropical Paradise

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Photos, Places to visit, Skye |

  When the opportunity arises, which is not very often now the B&B is up and running, we have found an amazing place where we can go for a walk and relax for an hour or two. The Coral Beach at Claigan (not far from Dunvegan Castle) is Skye’s very own tropical paradise. The first time we visited the beach we were mesmerised by the brilliant white...

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Ellishadder Art Cafe

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Photos, Places to visit, Skye |

  Skye is full of hidden ‘gems’ which we are discovering every week but one place we feel is worth mentioning is the Ellishadder Art Cafe. Nestled within the wonderful scenery of the Trotternish peninsula and close to the Kilt Rock cliffs, the cafe is a wonderful place to relax and have a bite to eat and admire the art and design work of owners,...

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