Spring 2017 – Where to enjoy Otters and traditional music on Skye7th May 2017
Many of our guests ask where they can see otters during their stay. Check the tide times and wind direction for your best chance and position yourself upwind at low tide on rocky shores. We've been lucky to see them at Armadale Pier, Tokavaig and under the Skye Bridge.
Our guests are often keen to enjoy traditional music during their stay. There are many places on Skye where you can listen to and even participate in traditional music sessions. Our local hotel Eilean Iarmain have regular events, Carbost Inn is great for traditional music if you are planning to visit Talisker Distillery, and on Sundays in Edinbane there is live music and very nice soup in the afternoon. The Sligachan Hotel also has a program of entertainment (pictured left). Breakish Folk Club meet on Monday evenings in Breakish Hall and anyone can go along. Also look at the Seall website to see what's on at the college during your stay.
We would like to wish a huge congratulations to our recent guests, Tom and Meg, who got engaged during their stay over Easter. Tom proposed at the cliffs above the spectacular Quiraing. The Quiraing is an area on the Trotternish Peninsula formed by landslips (which are still occurring to this day). The word derives from Old Norse for 'round fold' (Kvi Rand). This dramatic landscape has been chosen as the location for many well known films, including Stardust, and more recently Macbeth and The BFG . More Trotternish highlights include the dinosaur footprints at Staffin and the Skye Pie Cafe. Photograph left by Tom Dodd
Guests often ask us about the name of the Bothy. We decided to rename the property when we moved to Drumfearn in 2015. Although a new build by Dualchas in 2005, and originally named Larch Cottage (a very appropriate name) we wanted to use the Scottish word for a remote shepherds hut or mountain shelter, as this reflects both the property's secluded nature, and the simple shape of the building. We both lived in a Shepherd's Bothy when working with Scottish Wildlife Trust on Handa Island. We are interested in birds and wildlife and Stonechats live here year round, breed locally, and are regularly seen on and around the croft.
Handa Bothy pictured right by Pranav Sharman