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Isle of Skye & Lochalsh

Isle of Skye & Lochalsh
SCOTLAND

Telephone : Visit: www.skye.co.uk

If you're looking for an inspiring UK photographic location - we invite you to escape, explore and experiment in the amazing outdoor environment of Skye & Lochhalsh.

The magical Isle of Skye and its picturesque neighbouring region of Lochalsh have long provided an exciting playground for landscape photographers.

The winter months offer additional opportunities for creativity, exploring nature's strange ice in close-up mode, capturing extreme contrast in a winter either in infra-red or by using a filter, or using a dusting of snow to emphasise or distort traditional shapes and scenes.

Perfect for Photographers'

Aside from the magnificent mountains, tumbling rivers, colourful rugged moor land, rich sea-lochs, intricate coast, and bountiful wildlife....... the elements that make such a unique outdoor experience are, its climate, light, weather and evening skies. That these ever-changing elements are an endless source of conversation is unsurprising.
Skye & Lochalsh lies on the latitude 57degrees north, along with Moscow and Hudson Bay, places ice-bound for much of the year. Fortunately, the Gulfstream tempers our climate bringing changing weather light, and drama throughout the seasons. An endless topic of comment, the weather's variety will never disappoint. One short day can witness a tranquil morning sunrise burst over the mountains, shortly later bringing wild south westerly wind to blow waterfalls uphill capturing misty rainbows in their flight. Weather abating by evening sees the sliding of an enormous red fiery sun into an oily calm purple sea on the north westerly horizon. The locals say, "if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes".

Our northern latitude also brings dramatically changing daylight hours through the seasons. Although winter evening darkness is not so dramatically different from the rest of Britain, the endless summer light is magical. Summer evenings stretch into the wee hours of the morning, encouraging you to sit in the twilight and simply enjoy it. Visitors are amazed by the truth in the fact that you can read outside at midnight in June!
Gaze skywards when stepping into the cool evening air after a crap, to find the canopy of glittering stars in their infinite dark horizon utterly captivating.
Those lucky to witness the Aurora Borealis or 'Northern Lights' will quite simply be mesmerised. Great swathes of light emblazon the sky as shimmering luminescence ripples from one horizon, through 1800 degrees to the other, while vibrant stabbing beams like searchlights wing through the darkness. A breathtaking gift you will treasure forever.
Skye and Lochalsh is a place whose pace and ambience enables you to create a dynamic memory, from moments and often intangible elements found nowhere else, making any trip a simply magical experience... unforgettable.

We can accommodate your every need...visit our website to find dedicated pages for hotels & inns, bed & breakfast and guesthouses, self catering, bunkhouses, or camping and caravan sites.
We pride ourselves in being able to offer such a broad range of accommodation in this remote and remarkable location. Whether you're looking for a romantic hideaway with someone special, a practical space near the great outdoors with the kids, an economical place to lay your head in between expeditions, or simply somewhere cosy to relax after a day taking in the sights, we have something to suit your needs.
Wherever you go and whatever you plan to do, you're assured of a warm and friendly welcome.

The Isle of Sky & Lochalsh has everything a photographer could wish for .....come, take a look and see for yourself.

Visit Skye, the Island & Lochalsh for more information about; how to get here, where to stay, the landscape, the seascape, the history, the culture and what to see and do when you're behind a lens.
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    • 6 Mar 2007
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    • 24 Nov 2006
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    Recently re-launched Isle of Skye & Lochalsh website, www.skye.co.uk, run by the local community tourism marketing group, has introduced a series of competitions to win special interest holidays and short breaks to help raise the profile of the area.

    • 27 Sep 2006