Isle of Skye holidays

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‘A land of fairy pools and exquisite light’: escape to the wilds of Skye
Discover breathtaking views, superb food and utter peace on this popular island on the west coast of Scotland

Emma Beddington

18, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘An idyllic, wild place’: the recovery of Skye’s most beautiful peninsula
Gaelic has flourished in recent years around Sleat in the south of the island and it is contributing to a reinvigorated sense of identity

Hugh Thomson

03, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The great seascape: from Glasgow to Skye by kayak
In 1934 two men paddled from Glasgow to the Hebrides on some inner tubes and bits of wood. Today the trip is safer but equally spectacular

David Gange

23, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Dinosaur footprints found on Skye
Tracks of meat-eating dinosaurs found on Scottish island, shedding light on behaviours during Middle Jurassic period

Nicola Davis

03, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Stop drones spoiling our wilderness
The government is putting safety and privacy measures in place for flying drones in the UK, but it’s doing nothing to protect the solitude of our wild spaces

Andrew Gilchrist

24, Jul, 2017 @2:09 PM

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End of the world on the edge of Skye
Country diary: Fiskavaig, Skye The huge island is a complication of landscapes, and here on its west coast you walk the divide between them all

Simon Ingram

27, Feb, 2017 @5:30 AM

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A Hebridean cliffhanger: in search of St Kilda
From its golden sands and its towering cliffs, nothing prepares you for the drama of the Outer Hebrides. Madeleine Bunting pays tribute to the islanders’ indomitable spirit of endurance

Madeleine Bunting

09, Oct, 2016 @6:00 AM

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The Inaccessible Pinnacle: Britain's most notorious climb
The terrifying, sheer flanks of the Inaccessible Pinnacle on the Isle of Skye are a holy grail for mountaineers. Andrew Gilchrist ropes up for the climb of his life

Andrew Gilchrist

30, Sep, 2016 @5:30 AM

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Another new ichthyosaur in the golden age of Jurassic discovery
An ichthyosaur fossil found on the Isle of Skye has been identified as a new species of sea-going reptile, dating back 170 million years. It‘s the latest of a number of ancient species to be uncovered recently in the area, writes Stephen Moss

Stephen Moss

12, Jan, 2015 @6:23 PM

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Fossil from Skye is new species of marine predator, scientists say | Ian Sample
Found in the Inner Hebrides in 1959, these ancient ichthyosaur bones have now been recognised as a different type from any previously discovered

Ian Sample

12, Jan, 2015 @12:00 AM

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Canowindra, Portree, Isle of Skye: B&B review
This B&B is pretty much faultless – a perfectly lovely place to stay, in a handy location in the middle of Skye – yet it doesn’t quite go the extra mile and lacks a bit of personality

Gemma Bowes

22, Nov, 2014 @7:00 AM

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Rowan Tree Cottage, Isle of Skye, Scotland: B&B review
A warm out-of-season welcome, homemade curry for dinner and stirring views of Skye add up to a lovely B&B, says Lucy Gillmore

Lucy Gillmore

23, Aug, 2014 @6:00 AM

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