Liz Myhill’s Drawing and Painting Week

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March 11th 2020

Hello! It’s wild weather as I write this looking out across the Minch from Skye to the Uists. Good inspiration, but I hope you’re all keeping safe and well through the wintry onslaught. I’m really delighted to be able to share some news that I’m very excited about and has been a long process in

Springtime in Waternish

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March 8th 2020

It only takes a few sunny days to forget the long winter months and feel the joys of spring. The days are getting longer, wild flowers add splashes of colour to the stunning views, birds start singing as a prelude to nesting and, of course, the first lambs are born on Waternish crofts.   Spring

Wild Waternish in Bloom – March to April

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February 18th 2020

After the very poor early months of 2020 we are looking forward to the early spring when the wild blooms are begin to show themselves on the banks around Waternish. As with a cultivated garden when snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils mark the progress of the year to Spring, it is the wild primrose which does

Congratulations Again Loch Bay Restaurant

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October 20th 2019

Well the autumn certainly has been a really busy time for attending award ceremonies, and succeeding, for Loch Bay Restaurant First of all Laurence and Michael Smith travelled to the AA Hospitality Awards in London where they were awarded 3 AA Rosettes in the 2020 Guide. The AA Guide goes on to comment ‘’Loch Bay

Beach Clean on Isay

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October 19th 2019

Gordon and Aileen MacKay of Divers Eye Boat Trips organised, on behalf of Surfers Against Sewage, a beach clean of Isay Island. A post for volunteers was put on Facebook and received over 40 offers of help for possible beach cleans around Waternish, of which this was the first. The first of two boatloads of

Welcome to the Cuckoo Tree Studio

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September 9th 2017

Cuckoo Tree Studio is where Denise Huddleston makes her distinctive art. Crisp, contemporary graphic images from an artist and designer with a lifelong passion for wild places, wildlife and waterscapes. Her creative career as art college lecturer, exhibiting textile artist and interior designer, resulted in her work featuring regularly in national magazines and on television.

Charity Barbecue

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September 5th 2017

Last night there was a charity barbecue at Waternish Hall with Michael Smith of Lochbay Restaurant in charge of the cooking. & what a success. See below for the posting Ian & Gill Williams made on Face Book. Congratulations to all involved. “Dear All. With a great sense of amazement I can tell you that

Fulltones at Waternish Hall

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August 24th 2017

Fulltones at Waternish Hall Booking Office Now Open! Reserve your ‘Early Bird’ Extra Discount Tickets by emailing   2 tickets for £15 Tickets £10 on the door or £9 in advance from the following places. Tickets from Stein Inn, Dandelion Designs, Skyeskyns, Dunvegan post office, Shilasdair, Fasgadh Store, The lodge Edinbane, Edinbane Inn.

Waternish Sheep Dog Trials – July 8th 2017

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July 4th 2017

These popular trials form part of the Hebridean Sheepdog Circuit and take place on Waternish Farm with spectacular views across the Minch towards Harris and North Uist. All visitors are welcome to this rural event and entrance is free. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. This year the Waternish Sheepdog Trial is supporting the

Waternish – Place of the Healing Waters

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February 12th 2017

…I will wait for the birch wood until it comes up by the cairn….”(1) Sorley MacLean. From the Druids, to the Vikings, to Johnson and Boswell – travellers continue to be drawn to Waternish for its ‘specialness’: not only that it offers the oldest Inn on Skye, gifted artists and artisans, a ‘celebrity’ chef to

Lochbay Restaurant

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September 16th 2016

Congratulations to our new member Michael Smith and his wife Laurence, who in just a few months of business at Lochbay Restaurant were featured in The Times Weekend in an article about the 20 Best Places to Eat by the Sea. If you are unable to see the article in our tiny photo have a look at

Award for Isle of Skye Sea Salt

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July 5th 2015

Quote from Chris watts of isle of Skye Sea Salt: ” We were really delighted to receive a Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Award for our sea salt in May 2015, to add to the Great Taste Award and the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Environmental Award that we won in 2014. After four

Waternish Sheepdog trials – July 11th 2015

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May 3rd 2015

These popular trials form part of the Hebridean Sheepdog Circuit and take place on Waternish Farm (near to the War Memorial) with spectacular views across the Minch towards Harris and North Uist. All visitors are welcome to this rural event and entrance is free. Refreshments will be available throughout the day, starting at 08:30. This

Synchronicity – further thoughts from Diane Hoff-Rome

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April 1st 2015

What is synchronicity? Synchronicity’ is a concept developed by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung to describe ‘a perceived meaningful coincidence.’ Do you believe in synchronicity? I do. Especially after receiving an overseas letter (in response to two catalysts: Waternish and the word ‘Highlands’) in my article in the Winter Newsletter. It seems like the Highlands and

Comparing winters in Waternish to Oregan

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December 12th 2014

Thoughts from Diane Hoff-Rome         (Picture 1 is of the view from of Isay, Mingay and Clett) (Picture 2 is of Diane’s garden in Oregan in the winter) (Picture 3 is of the garden at on Waternish in the winter, looking across to Dunvegan head) I didn’t know it, but the Zipline

Visit of HRH The Pricess Royal to Skyeskyns

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July 31st 2014

HRH The Princess Royal was offered a guided tour of the tannery and showroom by Jess Hartwell, whose family own and run the business, before being given the chance to meet Skyeskyns staff, as well as members of the Waternish community, at a marquee reception.             She was also introduced

HRH The Princess Royal visits Waternish

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July 24th 2014

A wonderful hot and sunny day here on Waternish today for the visit of HRH The Princess Royal to Skyeskyns. Princess Anne was given a tour of the tannery and then met with representatives from the local area including Visit Waternish. The picture is of Princess Anne meeting with some of the Visit Waternish committee,

Skye – The hottest part of the UK!!!

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January 29th 2014

Wow, the BBC have just announced that The Isle of Skye was the hottest part of the UK today! 10 degrees C!!! The last two days have been calm and sunny, a good rest from the rain that we had beforehand!!!

Waternish world-best sunsets!

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September 8th 2013

Travel magazine named Broad Reach in Waternish, Skye, as the tops for a “sunset-view stay”.  Second in the six places named by Travel was Sri Panua in Phuket followed by properties in the Maldives, Brittany, Cornwall and Tuscany. From its elevated position in Waternish, the house has wrap-around views of the conservation fishing village of

Sun, sun and more sun!!!!!!!!!

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March 28th 2013

What lovely weather we are having up here in the North West of the UK and particularly on Waternish on the Isle of Skye whilst there is snow and damp and cold “down South”. Wall to wall sunshine and warm temperatures (in the sun) are bringing the daffodils out into a spectacular display, I am told

Aurora Borealis – Northern Lights

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December 2nd 2010

These copyright pictures were taken by Ray Reeder in 2003 from Waternish on Skye. We are currently (2010) moving towards the sloar maximum (2011-2013) which is when you are most likely to see such amazing displays. You can read more details regarding the Aurora Borealis in the Dark Skies section of Wild Waternish. Click to see

Waternish tea towels

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November 28th 2010

We have produced a high quality Waternish tea towel which is for sale at a RRP (Recommended Retail Price) of £6.00. Liz Myhill (of Dandelion Designs) was commissioned to do the design for us, and we have chosen a company to produce the tea towel which appears to have good environmental and employment credentials. An excellant idea