Famous for its breathtaking, often moody, scenery, Skye is a fantastic destination for those who truly love the great outdoors. As the largest of the Inner Hebridean islands, it’s not short of iconic landmarks, such as the Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing and the Cuillin. It’s name is thought to originate from the Norse word ‘ski’ meaning ‘cloud and ‘Ey’ meaning ‘Island’.
In the 19th Century, crofting was a traditional way of dividing up the land to allow tenants to run small-scale farms. They were only given around 2-5 hectares (5-12.5 acres) of land (even less after the damaging Highland Clearances), meaning that their income was very low and many crofters developed additional skills to make ends meet.
''We had a lovely time in the cottage. Spent many hours sat looking out at the fantastic views. The resident wildlife is an added bonus. Felt like a home from home and just wish other cottages were the same. Many thanks''
Sarah, Rich, Samantha and Liquorice
6th April 2018