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Skye evokes the mystery and enchantment of a Hebridean isle reputed for its spectacular scenery and wealth of legends. An aura of mysticism remains which had its origins in Norse and Gaelic times when the isle was known variously as the cloud island, misty isle or winged isle. The enchantment derives in part from the isle's rapidly changing moods. It is hard not to be spellbound when a heavy mist is pierced by fingers of sunshine prior to rolling away. or when persistent rain clears to reveal a landscape of purest colours and streaming sunshine.

The island, 48 miles long and 3 to 25 miles in breadth, the largest of the Inner Hebrides group, is celebrated for its impressive mountains, the Cuillin Hills. Although treeless and bare, the scenery is an attractive combination of mountain and sea. Crofting, tourism, and forestry are the main occupations. Skye is one of the strongholds of Gaelic which is spoken by many of the island's population. Ostaig has a Gaelic College. Sabhal Mor Ostaig, a centre of Gaelic learning in the tradition of the Columban monks at lona.

Kings Arms Hotel. Situated in the picturesque village of Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye, the King's Arms overlooks Lochalsh. One of Skye’s oldest hotels the King's Arms provides all the modern comforts, yet it retains the charming, friendly atmosphere reflective of its history. The hotel is the perfect base for exploring the Island from “the garden of Skye”, Armadale in the South, to the Fairy Bridge and the Cullin Hills.

The Dunollie Hotel sits overlooking the old harbour wall in Broadford with magnificent views across the sea to Loch Kishorn and the Applecross hills. The hotel has recently been refurbished and is a friendly and welcoming holiday base from which to explore the magical Isle of Skye. The Dunollie offers a combination of Skye charm with modern day comforts. It is Skye's largest hotel with a team of friendly staff who will ensure your stay on the misty isle is an enjoyable one.

If you would like to Tour Skye on a unique tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy Stevenson

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