Waternish Tea Towesl

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May 7th 2020

We have produced a high quality Waternish tea towel which is for sale at a RRP (Recommended Retail Price) of £7.00. It is available in either blue (for the waters which surround us) or purple (for the heather on the hill). Liz Myhill (of Dandelion Designs) was commissioned to do the design for us. We have chosen

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

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

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,

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

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