Isle of Skye – Dramatic and Spectacular

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The Isle of Skye is both dramatic and spectacular. It is a place of extremes where sheer sea cliffs and majestic headlands sit alongside azure blue seas and white coral beaches. The landscape inland also offers deep dark lochs and some od Scotland’s most imposing mountains. The place names may not always be familiar, but you will have seen countless images from the Isle of Skye so it can have an eerie familiarity even if you have never been before.

As a photographer, I am drawn to Skye by the sheer magnificence of the landscape and find myself returning time and again to witness the changing moods of the seasons.

Being little more than 2 hours from Inverness, the Isle of Skye is somewhere you could easily visit on a day trip.  Indeed, there are many companies offering day tours to Skye from Inverness, although you should be prepared for a long, but rewarding, day. You can check out some of our favourites on our Tours Page.

Not so long ago visiting Skye was a more daunting undertaking as it required a short ferry ride. However, the opening of the Skye Bridge in 1995 has made this island much more accessible. However, the relative ease of access has resulted in a significant rise is visitor numbers, and in peak season it can be very difficult to find accommodation on the island.

Irrespective of how long you are spending in the Scottish Highlands, a visit to the Isle of Skye should definitely be on your agenda. It sits alongside Loch Ness or Glencoe as some of the most iconic scenery in Scotland. 

As a regular visitor to the Isle of Skye, I am building quite a library of pictures, so here are some of my favourites.