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The Isle of Skye is probably the best known Scottish islands, and also the biggest!
With amazingly dramatic mountain scenery, Skye is popular with climbers, walkers, campers and families, there is something for everyone.
Self catering accommodation gets very booked on the Islands, so early reservation of holiday cottages is required.
Plenty of choice for everyone, small cottages for romantic breaks and self catering accommodation in friendly country
mansions for group bookings.
Isle of Skye events and activities include local gala days, piping competitions, hill races, agricultural shows,
Gaelic concerts, sheepdog trials throughout the summer some of the events on Isle of Skye for 2004 are listed below:
28-29 May - Garden and Craft Fair at Armadale Castle Isle of Skye.
28-29 May - Dunvegan Castle Isle of Skye Gala.
11 June - Piping competition at Armadale Castle Isle of Skye.
12 June - Skye Half Marathon run
24-27 June - Isle of Skye & Lochalsh Food Festival
2-3 July - Edinbane Music Festival Isle of Skye
5-9 July - National Archery Competition, Armadale Isle of Skye.
13-23 July - Skye and Lochalsh Festival
17 July - Glamaig Hill Race Isle of Skye.
31 July - Dunvegan Show Isle of Skye.
4 August - Skye Highland Games in Portree
4 August - Dunvegan Castle Silver Chanter Piping Recital
7 August - Skye Agricultural Show in Portree Isle of Skye.
28 August - Talisker Sheep Dog Trials Isle of Skye.
6 November - Dunvegan Castle Isle of Skye fireworks display
There are three ways to travel to the Island of Skye from the West coast, by ferry from Glenelg, by ferry from Mallaig or by road bridge over the Kyle of Lochalsh
Kyle of Lochalsh by car is 180 miles north of Glasgow, 80 miles south west of Inverness and
75 miles north of Fort William. If you are driving, The 'Road to the Isles' from Fort William, starts at Loch Linnhe on the A82.
Drive through Fort William and turn left onto the 'Road to the Isles' A830 to Glenfinnan, Arisaig and Mallaig.
This is the only single track trunk road in Europe so be careful! The scenery is amazing - true west coast of Scotland glory.
By driving or taking the train from Fort William and then getting the ferry from Mallaig to Skye,
alternatively drive to Skye via Kyle of Lochalsh or Glenelg the Road bridge from the mainland. The toll for the bridge in summer is £5.70 per car (one way) and £2.90 for a motorbike.
Isle of Skye by bus, Citylink buses drive to Isle of Skye from Inverness, Glasgow and Fort William. They go to Portree, and Uig where you get the ferry to North Uist and Harris.
Travelling to Isle of Skye by train - the most scenic railway line in Scotland - and probably the UK, and runs a reliable, regular train service.
From Inverness, you can take a train to Kyle of Lochalsh and then walk across the road bridge to Kyleakin, Isle of Skye.
Trains from Fort William take you to Mallaig so you can catch the ferry and sail over to Armadale.
Car ferry from Mallaig to Armadale
The summer Car ferry runs 6 or 7 times a day between Mallaig and Armadale, Isle of Skye.
In winter the car ferry service is 2 journeys a day week days only.
Car reservation is required on the caledonian macbrane ferry.
Book your ferry ticket and check timetables.
There is also a private ferry from Glenelg to Kylerhea, this privately run ferry takes you over the sea to the Isle of Skye.
Hired vehicles for your holiday to Skye:
Cars vans and minibus hire is available throughout Scotland.
Collect a rental car from Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow, where ever is convenient 5th Gear car hire
are very flexible and will hire vehicles from any town along the West caost or any Airport in Scotland.
Take our advice and book selfcatering holiday accommodation early on the islands in the tourist season.
This online brochure of holiday accommodation in Skye is superb - isolated vacation homes in the countryside, nice selfcatering accommodation, architect designed barns, and romantic holiday houses. Which ever kind of Scottish vacation cottage you are browsing for you'll see a large selection on www.Scotland-holiday-cottage.co.uk - 2 bedroom to 10 bedrooms sleeping lots of guests, these vacation homes will be a great place for your stay
on the Isle of Syke. Some ot the smaller islands only have a few properties for rent, and the demand is high.
The West Coast of Scotland is famous for midges in summer, take insect repellant with you! - Browse the sellection of holiday cottages and
check availability online before proceeding to book - have a good holiday on Isle of Skye on the western coast of Scotland.
Isle of skye accommodation is very popular with tourists, so be sure to book early to avoid disapointment.
Further tourist information is available from the Scottish Tourist Board.
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