Loch Bay Michelin Star Restaurant
Loch Bay Restaurant is a contemporary Scottish restaurant with classic French influences brought to you by Chef Patron Michael Smith, his wife Laurence and front of house team led by Graeme Creamer.
The restaurant is based in Stein, an old fishing village on the scenic north west Waternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye.Visit Loch Bay Michelin Star Restaurant Website by Clicking Here
Three Chimneys Restaurant
The Three Chimneys Restaurant and The House Over-By have been offering the very finest of Skye, Land and Sea for over thirty years now. We are one of the best Retreat, Eat and Sleep experiences in the world. Wonderful hospitality and a very warm welcome awaits all of our guests.
Find us on the B884 road from Dunvegan to Glendale, the single-track road that leads to the most westerly edge of the Island at Neist Point Lighthouse . We are just a few miles from Dunvegan Castle and the beautiful Coral Beach
Any visit to the Isle of Skye is incomplete without savouring the wealth of history offered by Dunvegan Castle and Gardens. Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.Visit Dunvegan Castle Website by Clicking Here
Skyeskyns is the only remaining commercial woolskin tannery in Scotland. Based in Waternish on the Isle of Skye with an additional retail outlet in Portree, the business has been in operation for 37 years. It is now managed by the second generation of the Hartwell family producing and stocking high quality, hand-crafted sheepskin and woollen goods.
In 2018, the family identified a more environmentally friendly process by switching from mineral-based tanning process to a plant-based process known as veg tan which uses mimosa bark. This change would also lead to an increase in production and business growth.
Portree is situated off the Sound of Raasay. Portree harbour has a sheltered deep water anchorage which provides good shelter from all winds. Portree has a diverse shipping clientele and is a popular destination for cruise liners. During the summer months cruise liners land their passengers. The harbour is also home to a flourishing fishing fleet and a busy salmon farming industry.Visit Portree Harbour Website by Clicking Here
Ruins of Trumpan Church
On the peninsula itself, the ruined church of Trumpan with its terrible and bloodstained history is worthy of a visit. Following the massacre of the congregation of Trumpan Church in May, 1578 by the MacDonalds of Uist, the ensuing battle between them and the men of the Clan MacLeod resulted in the annihilation of the MacDonald perpetrators.
The battle was named the ‘Battle of the Spoiling of the Dyke’ or ‘Blar Milleadh Garaidh’ – so called because, when all was over the MacDonald clansmen were buried by the toppling of a great dyke or wall of turf onto their bodies. A famous ‘pibroch’ or pipe tune commemorates the event.