Accommodation

Because I live on Skye, I don't have a lot of experience of the island's accommodation options. There are other websites, such as Tripadvisor, Airbnb and Visit Scotland where you can read reviews and opinions. All I have done here is to give some guidance on what to look for, based on my general knowledge of the options available on Skye. 

The Isle of Skye is hugely busy every summer. There are times when visitors end up sleeping on the floors of village halls because there are no beds available on the island. So do try to get your place to stay organised in good time!

 

Kinloch Campsite - Dunvegan
Kinloch Campsite - Dunvegan

Campsites

There are several very fine managed campsites on Skye. The major ones are at:

  • Sligachan
  • Torvaig (Portree)
  • Edinbane
  • Glen Brittle
  • Dunvegan
  • Ashaig (Between Kyleakin and Broadford)
  • Uig
  • Staffin

Glamping Pods - Achachork
Glamping Pods - Achachork

Camping Pods

Pods are sprouting in small clusters all over Skye. They are a lovely way of getting the camping experience with a bit more protection from the wind and rain, and the man-eating midges! A search of Airbnb will find you many options.


Wild Camping

Wild camping is allowed under the rights given in Scotland by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. The code advises:

This type of camping is lightweight, done in small numbers and only for two or three nights in any one place. You can camp in this way wherever access rights apply, but help to avoid causing problems for local people and land managers by not camping in enclosed fields of crops or farm animals and by keeping well away from buildings, roads or historic structures. Take extra care to avoid disturbing deer stalking or grouse shooting. If you wish to camp close to a house or building, seek the owner's permission.

Leave no trace by:

  • taking away all your litter
  • removing all traces of your tent pitch and of any open fire (follow the guidance for lighting fires)
  • not causing any pollution