To swim or take a look at the castle, or try and find the dinosaur footprints?

You can do all this at nearby Duntulm! Stunning summer’s day with a duck pond sea surrounding the nearby Tulm Island. Friends went for a swim while many others looked at the intriguing ruins of Duntulm Castle, former seat of the MacLeod clan. Or go to the other side of the castle, into Score Bay … More To swim or take a look at the castle, or try and find the dinosaur footprints?

Electric car charger installed!

A new, fast charger (7.2kW) for electric cars has now been installed in the parking area at The Byre.  Simple to operate, just a contactless tap and charging starts.  Just let us know you’re bringing an electric car (and cable) and we’ll do the rest!  Electricity will be charged at cost in 2022! The charger … More Electric car charger installed!

Superb aurora!

On the evening of 10th February 2022, there was yet another fabulous display of the Northern Lights. It was a spectacular display which I tried to capture some of its glory using my mobile phone. The photo was simply taken resting on a post and using ‘night sight’ (long exposure) on my Android phone. We … More Superb aurora!

Autumn night sky

Autumn brings darker nights and with that, the opportunity to see wonderful night skies. Here’s a couple of shots taken from The Byre’s decking in late September: Looking up, the Milky Way (and The Byre’s chimney!)

Basking shark

Spent a fabulous hour watching a young Basking Shark hoover up the plankton in the nearby Score Bay at Duntulm.  It was around half grown, but still around 3m long. Friends saw minke whales, dolphins and porpoises in our Kilmaluag Bay on the same day.  The gannets are appearing now too, with their spectacular diving … More Basking shark


Enjoying the fabulous weather at the moment, max’ed at 26 degrees yesterday.  Walked up from the back of our cottage (on the left in the photo) onto a hill twice, once for breakfast… …and once for supper, to watch the sun go down.