Skye Life Blog

Skye: the Chef’s Paradise


Marcello Tully
Sleat | Isle of Skye

Kinloch Kitchen Team

Marcello shares his favourites for a Spring menu, his love of Skye’s mercurial weather and his secrets for enticing family and friends to keep making the journey to come and sit at his table. He describes how his family life and work life have grown together, as his children gravitate towards the professional kitchen, keeping him on his toes all the while!

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The Multi Tasking Crofter


Alistair Danter
Edinbane | Isle of Skye

House Repairs

Alistair shares details and images of the hard work underway on his croft, getting ready for another busy holiday season, looking after the animals and working on the land to improve drainage, make renovations and the annual general maintenance that the buildings need, all which have required careful attention and repair after a long, damp, cold winter.

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Around Skye in a Kayak


Alison French
Plockton | Lochalsh

Skye Sea Kayak

Alison has been out on the water around Skye’s beautiful and often hard to reach coastline, enjoying the island from her kayak with friends and clients.

She shares her thoughts about why kayaking is such a great mode of travel, how it can both a challenge and a delight and she describes some of the unique experiences available with a paddle and a brave heart.

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The Isle is full of Noises


Susanne Southall
Harlosh | Isle of Skye

Ensemble Whole

Susie reviews two live concerts she was lucky enough to go to recently in the south end of the island. Both very different in character and content, one jazz and the other Irish Traditional folk but both great examples of the live music experience that Skye has to offer visitors and residents all through the year.

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Spring Adventure


Matt Barratt
Portree | Isle of Skye

Winter Cuillin

As the winter recedes and spring comes around, the Scottish adventure sector shifts its focus from winter skills and ice climbing to rock and coastal activities. Matt is gearing up for another busy season on Skye, preparing himself and the business for the intensity of spring and summer in the Cuillin. His blog describes the diversity in his job and the kind of preparation required to make sure it all goes smoothly!

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Winter Beauty


Susanne Southall
Harlosh | Isle of Skye

Skye Winter

Sharing images of Skye’s natural winter beauty, Susie’s blog features an account of a writing and photography project begun in the depth of winter as an antidote to the short days and low light. As the rest of the country grinds to a standstill under snow drifts and freezing rain, these images reflect the coming of Spring after the icy blast.

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Start a New Year


Chloe Urquhart
Portree | Isle of Skye

Portree Swim

From her New Years Day Dip to the intense experience with Highland Young Musicians and the upcoming instructor training with Skye Sailing Club or the pain of Dechox, 2018 is proving to be all in a good cause for High School student blogger Chloe.

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The Skye Life Blog features people who live and work on Skye. Each writer posts about their life, work and experiences.

Writers have been selected as they work in the tourism industry or meet and work with visitors to Skye.

Follow their regular posts to get an insight into Life on Skye.