Tag: Isle of Skye

Skye and Stardust

Skye and Stardust

* * A books and crafts store in Portree, in the Isle of Skye, had several DVDs of the movie Stardust (2007) displayed prominently in one of its shelves. I thought the owner simply liked Stardust — I do, it’s one of my favorite movies, […]

The fairy pools of Skye

The fairy pools of Skye

* ♥ “There was a drought in Skye recently,” said Donald Nicolson. “It didn’t rain for 6 hours.” Donald and his wife Claire run Skye Scenic Tours and we were in Donald’s van for their popular one-day tour (30 GBP as of September 2015) around […]

Midges and mountains and Scotland’s Skye

Midges and mountains and Scotland’s Skye

* “I am being eaten alive!” cried Pippin. “Midgewater! There are more midges than water!” “What do they live on when they can’t get hobbit?” asked Sam, scratching his neck. * Well, Master Gamgee, they live on me, for one — at least that day we went […]

Scorrybreac Circuit — A Walk Through Clan Lands

Scorrybreac Circuit — A Walk Through Clan Lands

* ♥ “How about a short walk?” My sister said at around noon on our first day in Portree, in the Isle of Skye. We had just had brunch and truthfully I was feeling a bit sluggish — well, who wouldn’t, after a plateful of bacon, scrambled eggs, […]

Portree

Portree

♥ You know you’re in Scotland when: . . And: . . Though this one has got a good Westeros game going on: . * But Portree, the largest town in Skye, is more than the sum of its puns. Its most iconic landmark is the […]

A Small-Town Girl’s Short Guide to Portnalong

A Small-Town Girl’s Short Guide to Portnalong

* Portnalong isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to people’s minds when they think of visiting the Isle of Skye. There are no tourist attractions in Portnalong itself; the nearest is probably the Talisker Distillery in Carbost, about an hour’s walk away. There are […]