The Beautiful Isle of Skye Scotland Instagram Gallery


Beautiful Isle of Skye Scotland, named ‘cloud island’ in Old Norse, is the second-largest of Scotland’s islands but undoubtedly the most beautiful. A jumbled mess of mysterious moors, jagged mountain peaks, deep lochs, and towering sea cliffs that has drawn tourists in for centuries — and today makes it Scotland’s most prominent tourist destination after Edinburgh!

The fairytale coast of Skye
The fairytale coast of Skye

There is a monument to Flora MacDonald, who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape “Over the sea to Skye”, in the cemetery at Kilmuir. It is inscribed with Dr Johnson’s epitaph for her: ‘A name that will be mentioned in history, and if courage and fidelity b

Kilt Rock Waterfall, Staffin, Isle of Skye
Kilt Rock Waterfall, Staffin, Isle of Skye @kaxelsenfoto

Sgurr Alistair in the Cuillin Hills is the highest point on Skye at 992m (3255 feet).

Isle of Skye
Isle of Skye @juusohd
From Mallaig you can sail “over the sea to Skye” by modern ferry.

Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye in Scotland
Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye in Scotland @kaxelsenfoto
Neist Point Lighthouse Isle Of Skye
Neist Point Lighthouse Isle Of Skye @jcourtial

The Skye Boat Song recounts the tale of Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s flight from the government after his rebellion was crushed in 1746 at Culloden. He was helped to escape by Flora MacDonald who disguised him as her maidservant Betty Burke.

Loch Coruisk in the Isle of Skye is a stunning loch surrounded by the Cuillin Hills and a popular destination for tourist boat trips from Elgol
Loch Coruisk in the Isle of Skye is a stunning loch surrounded by the Cuillin Hills and a popular destination for tourist boat trips from Elgol @rebekka.seibert
Skye’s distinctive skyline is the mountain range the Cuillins (or Cuillin Hills) which provide challenging walking and rock climbing. The main body of the Cuillins is known as the ‘Black Cuillins’, consisting of Gabbro with the lower ‘Red Cuillins’ of pin
Skye Fairy Pools
Skye Fairy Pools @scotlands_wild