Scotland // Skye and the Western Isles //


Protruding twenty miles north from Portree, the Trotternish peninsula boasts some of the island’s most bizarre scenery, particularly on the east coast, where volcanic basalt has pressed down on the softer sandstone and limestone underneath, causing massive landslides. These, in turn, have created pinnacles and pillars that are at their most eccentric in the Quiraing, above Staffin Bay, on the east coast. Most people visit the west coast to catch the ferry to the Western Isles from Uig, or the folk museum, further up the coast.