Skye Info

For your information, here are some other sites you may find useful for your visit to Skye.

General Skye Information Sites

Official Organisations

  • Highland Council – including an A-Z of online council services
  • Visit Scotland– covering the entirety of the highlands of Scotland with a full section on Skye and Lochalsh.
  • John Muir Trust – the Trust owns a large portion of Skye including the Red Cuillin and Bla Bheinn mountains.

Food and Drink

  • Cuillin Brewery –  micro-brewery established at Sligachan in 2004.
  • Isle of Skye Brewery – Skye’s famous brewery, based in Uig.
  • Kinloch Lodge Hotel – award winning food from Claire Macdonald, renowned for her cookery books and demonstrations.
  • The Old Inn, Carbost – just 10 minutes walk from the Old School House, near the Talisker distillery.
  • Sligachan Hotel – just 15 minutes walk from Allt Dearg, and 8 miles from the Old School house. Now also has it’s own micro-brewery. PLEASE NOTE THE HOTEL IS NOW CLOSED OVER THE WINTER (roughly Nov – end Feb).
  • Taste Local – Taste Skye – where to get and sample some divine local produce from Skye.
  • Taigh Ailean – guest house 4 miles from the Old School House, 12 miles from Allt Dearg.
  • The Three Chimneys Restaurant – Skye’s best known restaurant, with stacks of awards.

General Tourist Attractions

Climbing/Walking

Whether you are a first timer who wants to experience the uniqueness of the Cuillin, need a helping hand up the Inaccessible Pinnacle, or want to tackle the greatest mountaineering expedition in Britain – the Cuillin Ridge – these local Skye guides have all the know how. But I don’t think even they will guarantee the weather! All offer a selection of summer and winter courses, either in small groups or individually.

Music, Arts and Craft

Wildlife

Transport

Weather

Oddities