Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly large island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The island’s largest settlement is Portree, known for its picturesque harbour. A a road bridge to the mainland was built in 1995.
The I.O.S is a lovely place to live, ideal for anyone wanting to start ‘Crofting’, lots of help from local organisations with grants available.
The local school is well established and attended with ‘Gaelic Medium’ available. Portree High School has good results and the present Scottish Government are keen to support free ‘Higher Education’. Scottish Universities are second to none.
Portree the main town for this part of the island is 22 miles away. This is where the senior school is. The Doctors surgery is based here, some nice little shops, a pharmacy, lots of pubs and restaurants and a supermarket. There are 3 banks, a Dental Surgery and a small Hospital with an A & E Dept.
A shop and post office at Uig is 4 miles away.
Uig is the port where a regular ferry service to the Western Isles [Or Outer Hebrides} is based and here there are 2 pubs and a hotel. 2 churches, a Camping and Caravan park, Isle of Skye Brewery and a local Pottery. A busy little place.
Coming up the single track road from Uigare some of the best views in the Hebrides. Uig Bay, The Minch and views to the Western Isles are spectacular anytime of the year and the sunsets magnificent.
The people here are friendly and have welcomed us into their midst and quick to help and advice on livestock, however there are good Veterinary Practices locally.
Scotland is currently seeking opinion on independence and there will be a referendum at some time.
Currently Scotland provide excellent NHS facilities, the main large hospital is at Raigmore in Inverness and transport is arranged .Personal Care provision for the elderly is free of charge.