Ah, the Magic of Skye – a place I’d love to live!
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View from Duntulm Castle
The Isle of Skye in Scotland is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides. It has a varied and unique landscape, and is a fantastic place for hiking. It is one of my favorite places in the world, as there is so much to see and do in such a small area.
The island is traditionally part of the Clans MacLeod and Donald. The Highland Clearances in the 18th century, after the Jacobite Risings, reduced the population from 20,000 to just under 9,000, but it has risen to 10,000 in recent years. About a third of the residents speak Scottish Gaelic.The name Skye might come from the winged shape of the island, as an early Celtic word for winged was skitis. The Norse name for the island was Skíð. Skuy in Norse was Misty Isle, and Skýey or Skuyö translates to…
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