Tag: portree

  • The Isle of Skye

    written by bensozia on 2010-09-17 #places
    The Isle of Skye

    An important centre of Gaelic culture. Known as "An t-Eilean Sgitheanach" in Scottish Gaelic, the Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly of the Inner Hebrides. Once the disputed territory of both the MacLeod and Donald clans, the island is rich in ancient monuments.

  • The Old Man of Storr

    written by bensozia on 2010-09-19 #places
    The Old Man of Storr

    An ancient adult-sized playground. The name of this monolithic rock formation on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye means "Great Man" in Old Norse. It forms part of a series of gigantic basalt rock formations that leave a teeth-like silhouette on the horizon.