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Anait



Iron Age promontory fort and reputedly an early Christian church and settlement.

Visited by Boswell & Johnson in 1773. This site is regarded as one of the most important Christian sites in the Hebrides.

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Aonish



Early 18th century ruined house & settlement of Fife merchant venturers.
Photo courtesy of Angus McGhie

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Auld Mission Cottage (Lochbay)

Tel: 01470 592 362
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Contact: Angus & Teresa McGhie



A 2 bedroomed stone-built cottage, with magnificent views of Lochbay and out to the Western Isles. Within easy access of Stein Inn and the rest of the Isle of Skye.

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Auld Orwell Cottage (Lochbay)

Tel: 01470 592362
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Contact: Teresa McGhie



Within walking distance of Stein, a unique, deceptively spacious, traditional stone cottage offering 4* luxury in flexible accommodation for 2 to 6 people.

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Blue Moon Studio (Lochbay)

Tel: 01470 592 304
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Contact: Jayne Cooke & David Porter



Brand new, detached studio for a couple. Majestic, cliff top views from huge window. High- spec, tasteful interior, cosy, compact.

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Brae Fasach Gallery / Cafe (Lochbay)

Tel: 01470 592 732
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Contact: Ian Williams



Ian Williams pushes clay to the limits. His work is described variously as: inspired, fresh, never seen before. His sketches are simple lines evoking memories of the moment. All welcome at the gallery

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Broad Reach (Lochbay)

Tel: 01470 592 363
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Contact: Lydia Hartwell



Luxury self-catering with a nautical theme.

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Cottage at Tir Nan Og (Dunhallin)

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Contact: Diane Hoff-Rome



Spectacular sea views. Luxurious 4 Star Cottage. New attached Retreat Spa & Jacuzzi. "Beautifully appointed...best holiday home we have stayed in."
(Guests from England)

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Cuckoo Tree Studio

Tel: 01470 592225 / 07796 157067
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Contact: Denise Huddleston



Artist's open studio with gallery area. Art originals, prints, jewellery, textiles, cards, designed and made on Skye.

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Dandelion Designs & Images Gallery (Stein)

Tel: 01470 592 218
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Contact: Cathy Myhill



Friendly craft workshop and gallery in the heart of historic Stein village on the shores of Loch Bay. A showcase for our family, Cathy, Pat and Liz Myhill. Featuring our own original designs on wood, paintings, prints, photographs, jewellery, cards and candles.

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Dunhallin



The fort on the hill: comes from Gaelic and Norse. It is a prominent pre-historic stronghold being an Iron Age dun (700 BC - c550 AD)

Thanks to Pat Myhill for the picture.

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Fairy Bridge



This is said to be where the fairy wife of the Chief of MacLeod left him to return to her own people. She left their son wrapped in a silken shawl which, as the Fairy Flag, could be used three times

Thanks to Pat Myhill for the picture.

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Gareth John

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Contact: Corncrake conservationist



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Gesto Cottage (Stein)

Tel: 07973 248 715
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Contact: Stephen & Kathryn Porter



Historic detached fishermans cottage in Stein Village. Fully renovated, comfortable and very well equipped. Private gardens front and rear. Ample off road parking. Walk to superb seafood restaurant, shore, inn and jetty in just one minute!

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Gillen Apartment Stein Inn (Stein)

Tel: 01470 592 362
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Contact: Angus & Teresa McGhie



A one bedroom apartment within the Inn but with separate entrance. All modern conveniences. All inclusive tariff. Excellent base for exploring the island.

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Greenbank B&B (Halistra)

Tel: 01470 592 369
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Contact: Hazel Wotton



In the peaceful township of Halistra, Greenbank offers stunning sea views,two spacious en-suite rooms; one double and one twin, generous breakfasts and a warm welcome.

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Greshornish House Hotel

Tel: 01470 582 266
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Contact: Neil & Rosemary Colquhoun



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Hallin Church



Manse and Church of Scotland ascribed to Telford

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Hazelbank Self Catering (Lochbay)

Tel: 01470 592 712
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Contact: Roger & Norah-Lynne Shann



Contemporary, newly furnished, ground level, holiday apartment for two people, seeking comfort, style and spectacular views. Dogs by arrangement.

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Henderson House (Stein)

Tel: 01470 592 776
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Contact: Alison & David Wilkinson



A quintessential 18th Century cottage with modern, well equipped comforts, including free wi fi and dishwasher. The garden overlooks the loch. Scenic beauty. Within waking distance of renowned seafood restaurant and the oldest inn on Skye.

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Hillside Bed & Breakfast (Lochbay)

Tel: 01470 592 263
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Contact: Mick & Lyn O\'Sullivan



Mick & Lyn would like to welcome you to Hillside B&B, which is set in a stunning location with uninterrupted seaward views across to the Outer Hebrides.

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Knockbreck - Dark Skies



Fabulous views of the stars, the planets and the Milky Way even with the naked eye. Car park opposite school with 360 degree views. School has security lighting after midnight.

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lanetech - it solutions

Tel: 01309 678149
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Contact: David Powell



Lanetech for all your website and development needs.

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Loch Bay Restaurant (Stein)

Tel: 01470 592 235
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This renowned atmospheric bistro on the loch side in Stein offers a warm welcome and friendly service. For simply sublime seafood, Loch Bay is a must on Skye

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Lochbay Boathouse (Stein)

Tel: 01556 640 245
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Contact: Pat & David Bell



Comfortable and stylish 4-star accommodation in spacious former boathouse, full of character, in fabulous seashore location. Once owned by musician Donovan.

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Lorgill Bed & Breakfast (Lochbay)

Tel: 01470 592 346 / 07971 784 534
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Contact: Madeline Jones



Welcome to Lorgill. Two large rooms, great views, close to the Pub and seafood restaurant, breakfasts
when you want it and space to store outdoor gear.

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Lynne's Art Shed (Lochbay)

Tel: 07882 172 752
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Contact: Lynne Forrester



Original pastel landscapes, swirling abstracts and intricate ink drawings on display. Cards and prints are also available.

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Rainbow Cottage (Camus Lusta)

Tel: 01470 592 318
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Contact: Meena & Chris Watts



With a spectacular location at the head of Loch Bay Rainbow Cottage is a lovely, warm, well furnished and equipped holiday cottage enjoying fantastic views up the loch and across to the outer isles.

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Rubha Dubh



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Sgorr



A fantastic area for seeing wildlife and for a cliff-top walk.

Thanks to Pat Myhill for the picture.

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Sixgeary (Geary)

Tel: 07855 669 479
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Contact: Susan Totten



Sixgeary is a luxery self-catering cottage with uninterrupted views across Loch Snizort & the Ascrib Islands.

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Skyeskyns Ltd - Exhibition Tannery (Lochbay)

Tel: 01470 592 237
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Contact: Dave Till



Five star visitor experience to hear the story of leather and for everything in sheepskin...

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Stein



Some plans for the proposed designed village can be viewed in the entrance hall of Stein Inn.
As well as a tidal jetty, there are also public moorings.

Thanks to Pat Myhill for the picture

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Stein Inn (Stein)

Tel: 01470 592 362
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Contact: Angus & Teresa McGhie



The oldest inn on Skye has comfortable rooms, all en-suite with sea views. Full Scottish breakfast available. Good base for exploring this beautiful island.

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Stein Inn (Stein)

Tel: 01470 592 362
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Contact: Angus & Teresa McGhie



The 18th century Inn is the oldest on Skye. It serves bar meals made from locally sourced ingredients, including seafood. CAMRA area pub of the year. Real ales and 125 malt whiskies.

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Stein Jetty - Dark Skies



Sea level public car park with access to jetty where on clear nights you can see the stars, planets and the Milky Way even with the naked eye. Fairly good views especially to the north. Some building lights before midnight.

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The Captains House (Stein)

Tel: 01470 592 223
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Contact: Cathy Myhill



The Captains House is a 200 year old listed building with an idyllic shoreside location in the historic fishing village of Stein, which is a Conservation Area

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The Cottage Stein (Stein)

Tel: 01470 592 734
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Contact: John & Fiona Middleton



The Cottage offers two ensuite rooms with stunning sea views from full height windows. Two minute walk to The Stein Inn and Loch Bay Seafood Restaurant.

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The Lookout (Lochbay)

Tel: 01470 592 723
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Contact: Lorna & Murray Gray



The Lookout is a modern, luxury purpose-built self-catering retreat for two people on the scenic peninsula of Waternish, Isle of Skye

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The Old Byre (Lochbay)

Tel: 01470 592 332
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Contact: Elma Sands



Contemporary and cosy get away for couples. Short breaks possible.

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The Skye Shilasdair Shop (Carnach)

Tel: 01470 592 297
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Contact: Judi Hodgkin



Retail of naturally dyed yarns, knit kits and designer garments

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The Two Byres / An Dà Bhàthach (Upper Halistra)

Tel: +33 (0)6 7736 8944
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Contact: Hanne Stemann



Modern, light, spacious house, equipped to the highest standards comfortably accommodating 6. Set in the crofting community of Hallin, offering uninterrupted panoramic views stretching from the Cuillin mountain peaks to the Outer Hebrides.

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Trumpan



See legendary testing stone in grounds of the late Medieval (12th to 16th C. AD) church. Here at Trumpan In one hundred and fifty years, Church, in May 1578, the MacDonalds of Uist burnt to death a congregation of worshippers to exact revenge...

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Trumpan - Dark Skies



A car park with superb 360 degree views and no artificial lighting. The sky, the stars, the Milky Way can take your breath away even with the naked eye. Think what you could see with binoculars or a telescope. Viewing area at side with seating.

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Waternish Farm (Stein) - Corncrakes, Walks and Afternoon Tea

Tel: 01470 592 793
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Contact: Robert and Lucy Montgomery



Waternish Farm offers Guided Conservation Walks and Illustrated Talks on Corncrakes with the option of a Traditional Afternoon Tea.

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Waternish Point



The point is marked now by an automatic lighthouse. There are wonderful views out over the Minch to the Western Isles. If you are lucky the wildlife in the sky and in the sea can be captivating. To get there see our Walk Waternish page.
Photo courtesy of Angus McGhie

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Waternish Sheep Dog Trials - July 8th 201704/07/2017 11:54
Waternish Sheep Dog Trials - July 8th 2017

These popular trials form part of the Hebridean Sheepdog Circuit and take place on Waternish Farm with spectacular views across the Minch towards Harris and North Uist.


All visitors are welcome to this rural event and entrance is free. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.


This year the Waternish Sheepdog Trial is supporting the Skye Young Carers and Knockbreck School.


(Please keep all dogs not in the competition on the lead)


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Waternish - Place of the 'Healing Waters12/02/2017 15:06
Waternish - Place of the 'Healing Waters

 `'...I will wait for the birch wood until it comes up by the Cairn..." (1) Sorley MacLean.


From the Druids, to the Vikings, to Johnson and Boswell - travellers continue to be drawn to Waternish for its 'specialness': not only that it offers the oldest Inn on Skye, gifted artists and artisans, a 'celebrity' chef to dazzle our palette, or the splendour of the Auroras' luminescent spectacle and stunning sunsets like no other - but especially that Waternish is a haven from the stress of city or town working life, away from the frenzy, away from the poitics: but, more importantly, Waternish is a place to celebrate our lives and our special milestones.


In these times, as other times before us, Waternish is a place to restore one's spirit, a place where one takes time to 'be' alone or with people dear, pausing the clock when time is rushing by.....


Waternish, on its own peninsula, juts out into the Little Minch, with two lochs between Dunvegan Head and Ardmore on its west; and Loch Snizort on its east - all three deep sea lochs for fishing and boating for holiday makers and year round folks, too.


We've seen schools of Dolphins playing in the lochs below, and heard the male Corncrake's rasping call in wildly overgrown 3m high Rosa Rugosa in Dunhallin near the Geary Road; and again at Trumpan in the fields so close to the Medieval cemetry, that we thought that what we heard were the 'ghosts' of the Corncrakes, so secretive they are, that none of us could see any sign of them.


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Lochbay Restaurant16/09/2016 09:15
Lochbay Restaurant

Congratulations to our new member Michael Smith and his wife Laurence, who in just a few months of business at Lochbay Restaurant were featured in The Times Weekend in an article about the 20 Best Places to Eat by the Sea.


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Award for Isle of Skye Sea Salt05/07/2015 12:41
Award for Isle of Skye Sea Salt

Quote from Chris Watts of Isle of Skye Sea Salt:


" We were really delighted to receive a Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Award for our sea salt in May 2015, to add to the Great Taste Award and the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Environmental Award that we won in 2014. After four years of hard work to get the company established its been great to get the recognition from the food industry of both the quality of the salt and the environmentally friendly process by which we make it."


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Waternish Sheepdog trials - July 11th 201503/07/2015 12:17
Waternish Sheepdog trials - July 11th 2015

These popular trials form part of the Hebridean Sheepdog Circuit and take place on Waternish Farm (near to the War Memorial) with spectacular views across the Minch towards Harris and North Uist.


All visitors are welcome to this rural event and entrance is free. Refreshments will be available throughout the day, starting at 08:30.


This year the Waternish Sheepdog Trial is supporting the R.N.L.I and Knockbreck School.


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Synchronicity - further thoughts from Diane Hoff-Rome01/04/2015 14:08
Synchronicity - further thoughts from Diane Hoff-Rome

What is synchronicity?

Synchronicity' is a concept developed by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung to describe ‘a perceived meaningful coincidence.’

Do you believe in synchronicity?

I do.

Especially after receiving an overseas letter (in response to two catalysts: Waternish and the word 'Highlands') in my article in the Winter Newsletter.

It seems like the Highlands and Waternish have been part of my life forever.

Literally.


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Comparing winters in Waternish to Oregan12/12/2014 07:55
Comparing winters in Waternish to Oregan

Thoughts by Diane Hoff-Rome (Picture is of the view from of Isay, Mingay and Clett)




I didnt know it, but the Zipline to Waternish began in my childhood: as an infant in the Highlands of Lynn,through college in a seaside fishing town- both in Massachusetts. I remember Scottish nursery rhymes, my mothers Sunday lamb and mint (cooked the way her life long Scottish friend did);  my artist father showing me the changing light in landscapes, portraits, introducing Rembrandt and Landseer in the same breath. Deep into Scottish and Celtic literature, I dreamed of Brigadoon.




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Visit of HRH The Pricess Royal to Skyeskyns31/07/2014 14:16
Visit of HRH The Pricess Royal to Skyeskyns

Skyeskyns were proud to welcome HRH The Princess Royal last week for a visit to help celebrate their 30th Anniversary year. The Waternish-based 5 Star Visitor Attraction, who manufacture and supply finest quality sheepskins, also used the opportunity to recognise members of the local community who have contributed to their success.


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HRH The Princess Royal visits Waternish24/07/2014 16:07
HRH The Princess Royal visits Waternish

A wonderful hot and sunny day here on Waternish today for the visit of HRH The Princess Royal to Skyeskyns.


Princess Anne was given a tour of the tannery and then met with representatives from the local area including Visit Waternish.


The picture is of Princess Anne meeting with some of the Visit Waternish committee, from left to right, Hazel Wotton of Greenbank; Ian Williams of Brae Fasach Gallery/Cafe; Kathie Ford of Kathie & Steve's B&B; Judi Hodgkin of The Skye Shilasdair Shop and Teresa McGhie of the Stein Inn.


Thanks to Steve Ford for the photograph.


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Wild Waternish in Bloom - March to April01/04/2014 16:16
Wild Waternish in Bloom - March to April

Here we are in early April and finally the wild blooms are beginning to show themselves on the banks around Waternish. As with a cultivated garden when snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils mark the progress of the year to Spring, it is the wild primrose which does the same in the wild. It is wonderful to note that they have started to show themselves on the banks along the shore between Stein and Camus Lusta and on the roadside facing Loch Bay at Lusta. It is too early to know whether it will be a good year for them but their mere presence is enough to cheer the heart. They love the sun which is why they grow on south and west facing areas so they can lap up as much as possible. But please remember they are protected!!



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Skye - The hottest part of the UK!!!29/01/2014 18:42

Wow, the BBC have just announced that The Isle of Skye was the hottest part of the UK today! 10 degrees C!!! The last two days have been calm and sunny, a good rest from the rain that we had beforehand!!!



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Waternish world-best sunsets!08/09/2013 14:44
Waternish world-best sunsets!

Waternish self-catering house Broad Reach has just been named top destination in the world for a  "sunset-view stay" by Travel magazine. 


 



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Sun, sun and more sun!!!!!!!!!28/03/2013 09:51

What lovely weather we are having up here in the North West of the UK and particularly on Waternish on the Isle of Skye whilst there is snow and damp and cold "down South". Wall to wall sunshine and warm temperatures (in the sun) are bringing the daffodils out into a spectacular display, I am told by friends living in England that their daffodils are way behind ours this year.


And the sky at night time is wonderfully clear - Dark Skies - fantastic!


Come and visit us for a wonderful time, businesses on Waternish are moving to their summer opening hours over Easter for the rest of the season.


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Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights02/12/2010 14:22
Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights

These copyright pictures were taken by Ray Reeder in 2003 from Waternish on Skye.


We are currently (2010) moving towards the solar maximum (2011-2013) which is when you are most likely to see such amazing displays.


You can read more details regarding the Aurora Borealis in the Dark Skies section of Wild Waternish.


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Waternish tea towels28/11/2010 11:54
Waternish tea towels

We have produced a high quality Waternish tea towel which is for sale at a RRP (Recommended Retail Price) of £6.00.


Liz Myhill (of Dandelion Designs) was commissioned to do the design for us, and we have chosen a company to produce the tea towel which appears to have good environmental and employment credentials.


An excellant idea for Christmas presents and reminders of your visit to Waternish on the Isle of Skye, this can be purchased from participating Visit Waternish businesses.


 


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