Skye and the Shiant Islands

This seriously impressive ancestral pile is Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye where we visit this morning before returning to the ship to cross over to the privately owned Shiant Islands.

According to the guide book : “The Shiant Isles have a large population of seabirds, including tens of thousands Atlantic puffins breeding in burrows on the slopes of Garbh Eilean, as well as significant numbers of common guillemots, razorbills, northern fulmars, black-legged kittiwakes, common shags, gulls and great skuas. Although St Kilda has more puffins, the sheer density on the Shiants is greater.

It’s a beach landing and apart from the sheep and birds there’s nothing much here. You might wonder why we’re bothering, but this is just the sort of location I love to visit for peace, quiet, solitude and nature at its best.

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