Isle of Skye
In 2015, after falling in love with Scotland and especially the Isle of Skye in 2008, my wife and I were fortunate to take up part time residence on Skye. The island is a most amazing place! Ranked as one of the most beautiful locations in Scotland - perfect for star gazing and northern lights, rugged coastlines, constantly changing light and weather – Skye is really a photographer’s paradise.
The Isle of Skye takes its name from the old Norse sky-a, meaning ‘cloud island’, a Viking reference to the often-mist-enshrouded Cuillin Hills. It’s the second-largest of Scotland’s islands, a 50-mile-long patchwork of velvet moors, jagged mountains, sparkling lochs and towering sea cliffs. Skye is the largest and most northerly major island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The island's peninsulas radiate from a mountainous centre dominated by the Cuillins, the rocky slopes of which provide some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the country.