The Isle of Skye, located off the north west coast of Scotland and covering 670 square miles, is the largest island of the Inner Hebrides.
Skye boasts a spectacular coastline and many picturesque lochs. The Cuillin mountain range, from which we take our name, is world renowned as one of Europe’s most challenging climbing experiences.
The Hebridean Islands are the last bastion of the Gaelic language in Scotland and it is the first language of many of the islanders.
New generations of islanders in Skye’s schools are now being educated through the medium of Gaelic.
For the many non-Gaels residing on the islands, there are evening classes and workshops that teach the language at every level. Skye is also fortunate in that Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the Gaelic further education college of the University of the Highlands and Islands, is located on the island. This resource has been eagerly embraced by Skye’s residents who can further their knowledge of their native tongue and it’s many literary figures, on the Sabhal Mor Ostaig campus.