Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye, Misty Isle, Eilean a' Cheo
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Isle of Skye

 

Located just off Scotlandís West Coast is the Island of Skye. Of the Inner Hebrides, it is the biggest and most famous island off the mainland. Also known in Gaelic song and poetry as the Misty Isle or Eilean a' CheÚ, the Isle of Skye is famous for its history, natural beauty, and wildlife.

One of the best known and largest of the islands of Scotland, the Isle of Skye is known for its scenic mountains. Many visitors come over here to trek or climb the Quiraing and the Cuillin. In the early 90s,

it had a sparse yet growing population. Today, over 9000 Scots and immigrants alike have made the island their home.

A big favorite among walkers and climbers are the the Red Hills, the Cuillin Hills, and the Blaven hills.

For those who donít much care for high places, the coastlines which are deeply indented indicate that

the sea is not very far away.

There is plenty of wildlife on the Island. Different species of birds from the little Goldcrest to spectacular Golden Eagle can be enjoyed by bird watchers. The Pygmy Shrew and the Red Deer are just some of the mammals here. For fish, there is quite a variety from the Salmon to the Saithe. A rare glimpse of the camera shy Otter on the shore could make your day if you are lucky. The spectacular array of topographic and geological features on the island provide an ideal habitat for many wild flowers.