Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

The island has been occupied since the Mesolithic period and has a colorful history including a time of Norse rule.

The Gaelic name for the “Isle of Skye” is An t-Eilean Sgitheanach (or Sgiathanach, a more recent and less common spelling). The meaning of this name is unknown.

Skye is the second-largest island in Scotland.

Portree in the north at the base of Trotternish is the largest settlement, and main service centre on the island, with a population of 1,960.

Location: Isle of Skye, Scotland.

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