A taste of the Landscape and History of a Gaelic island
This tour will provide unique perspectives by revealing the Gaelic aspects of this island of mist and romance. In the hands of a native Skyeman you will gain an insight and appreciation that is provided by no other tours. You will be introduced to;
Dramatic landscapes formed by fire and ice, the meaning of Gaelic place names, the complexity of Clan histories which will be brought alive in the locations of past events, the beauties of Gaelic music and song and the superstitions and supernatural tales which had animated the soul of this Gaelic land. The stories and memories will remain with you for a long time.
If you would prefer to use your own transportation, I will accompany you, then the fee will be quoted.
The journey will take you from your accommodation or your point of disembarkation to Trotternish one of the several peninsulas or 'wings' of this isle. From picturesque Portree to journey past the ancestral territory of the Nicholsons and to the arresting landscapes of The Old Man of Storr. You are in the heart of MacDonald country and you will catch a glimpse of the dramatic ruins of their former stronghold. From there your journey is to the Museum of Island Life with its fascinating insight into life in bygone days. You will have about an hour to explore the buildings. This area is also rich in dinosaur fossil finds and footprints. Your journey takes you on to the port of Uig, a perfect haven on this rugged shore. There will be about 40 minutes to stretch your legs and get refreshments. The return leg to your hotel or port of embarkation is through the former church lands of The Cathedral of The Isles and along the clan boundary of the Macleods, a zone in the past often engulfed in conflict.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
The duration is at the discretion of the guest but will not be longer than four hours.
Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 for up to 3 guests;
for groups from 4 to 7 a reputable register people carrier operator is the service provider
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 GBP - You might wish to buy postcards and cup of coffee in Uig
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I no longer conduct solo driver-guide tours but can use the services of my registered taxi driving brother