The Skye Guide is an independent and personal view of the Isle of Skye. The things that are included in the guide are here because I like them - and because I think you might too. If something is not included, it may be because I would not recommend it to you, but it may be simply that I have not experienced it.
I am happy with that ambiguity...
Dun Beag and Dun Mor, Struan
Portree - Ben Tianavaig
Ben Tianavaig is a distinctively shaped, almost pyramidal, hill to the south-east of Portree. It is a prominent sight from many parts of north Skye, but it is only when viewed from the north or the south that you notice most of the east side of the hill has collapsed. The same landslip activity that created the pinnacles of the Storr and the Quiraing has been at work here too, resulting in an ascent route that follows the edge of a wonderful escarpment above the Sound of Raasay.
Edinbane Lodge is an ancient Skye hostelry which dates from 1543. It was given a wonderful new lease of life in 2018 as the first solo venture by talented local chef Calum Montgomery. The old building has been refurbished to a good standard and is a very comfortable place to spend an evening.
Calum was born on Skye, learnt his trade at the famous One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow, returned to Skye to become Head Chef at Ullinish, and then took the same role at Kinloch Lodge under Marcello Tully. Now he is producing really great food in Edinbane.
Staffin is home to a couple of beaches. There are some good spots on the main bay if you are prepared to seek them out, but there is easier access to a small area of sand just before the end of the road to Staffin Community Slipway, at NG490686. As well as the sea and sand, you can find some quite astonishing dinosaur footprints here too.
If walking from Staffin itself, there is a path across the hill from the Columba 1400 Leadership Centre in the township.
It looks as if it had been let down from heaven by the four corners, to be the residence of a Chief.
James Boswell (on Dunvegan Castle)