The Magical Isle of Skye, Scotland

Ah, the Magic of Skye – a place I’d love to live!

 

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View from Duntulm Castle

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Dunvegan Church

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.

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Dunvegan Castle

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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I am an artist, accountant and author living in western New York, transplanted from Denmark, Michigan, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania (in that order!) I love the beauty of the world and sharing it with others through jewelry, photography, digital painting and writing.

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4 comments on “The Magical Isle of Skye, Scotland
  1. Judy Klein says:

    Love the sheep shots!!

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  2. I am in the process of publishing a book about a castle though I have never seen one in person. These pictures make me want so much to be able to enter a picture magically.

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