Escape, explore, relax.

Words with different meanings at different times, for different people.

For the active: sailing, kayaking, wild swimming, fishing – in hill-loch, river and sea; for the mountain biker, walker or climber, there are many options from the beaches and forestry trails to many ‘munros’ and other mountains within easy reach. We have several bikes which you are welcome to borrow at any time.

Mountain guides, pony trekking, alpaca trekkng, and boat trips (for fishing, island hopping and whale watching) are also available locally.

Talk to us about how we can help you get the most from your time here.

For the creative, here has always been a place for writing, reading, painting, and thinking. More recently, over the last century or so, It has also become a centre for photography.

Do your own thing here. Or talk to us about our organised study courses.

There is much of our past to see here. The historic brochs and barracks are nearby. There is evidence of the clearances at deserted villages on Skye and Raasay.

Still at Glenelg, the last manual turntable ferry in the world. Further afield, quiet villages and harbours. Everywhere, stunning scenery.

The scenery extends to the heavens: Glenelg has Dark Sky status and can reveal dramatic star-scapes during our long winter nights…

There are excellent restaurants, cafes, and many other attractions on Skye and along the west coast.

And, of course, for the quieter moments, this is a secluded and tranquil place…