Photo Friday: Pretty Portree on the Isle of Skye

Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland; June 2009

After my trip to Orkney last summer, I travelled back south via the Scottish Highlands, the Isle of Skye and Glasgow. I was blessed with gorgeous weather while I was in Skye and went hiking, hill climbing, cycling and dolphin watching.

Since I was getting around on the limited public bus service, I based myself in Portree. It’s the largest town on Skye but it’s not large at all – you can walk from one side to the other in about twenty minutes. It’s a pretty, bustling community with colourful terraced buildings and a lively port filled with both pleasure and fishing boats. I caught a bagpipe band performance in the town square, quite by accident.

I loved my time in Skye and will write more about my adventures soon. For now, here are a few more pictures of Portree.

Related posts: Photo Friday: East meets West – Tai Chi at Urquhart Castle (Scottish Highlands)

Photo Friday: Hill walking in Scotland (near Inveraray)

This post is part of Photo Friday, a weekly blogging event hosted by Debbie at DeliciousBaby Journal. Please check out this week’s photo posts by participating bloggers and my previous Photo Friday posts.

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  1. Hey,
    Spotted your post on Delicious Baby. Pretty Portree indeed. Glad to see these photos. I was there for my 30th birthday – way before digital cameras, so I’ve lost all my Skye-pictures. Want to go back now.

  2. I’m so bummed I lived in Scotland and have made four subsequent visits and have still NEVER been to Skye! Blasphemous.
    .-= Camels & Chocolate´s last blog ..Photo Friday: Devil’s Gulch, California =-.

  3. One of my favorite places in Scotland. It’s great to see pictures that are near replicas of the ones in my mind. Did you make it to Talisker?
    .-= Keith´s last blog ..Oh Ithica! That Feeling Is Your Worldview Expanding =-.

    I didn’t go to any other towns on Skye, but I did get out of Portree to explore the countryside and the ocean. – Caitlin.

  4. great photos, Caitlin. looking forward to hearing more of your time in Skye. had to postpone a January trip back to Scotland and am missing it…
    .-= Kerry´s last blog ..traveling fiddles: Niamh Ni Charra & Jamie McClennan =-.

  5. Pretty coloured houses in the harbour – when the sun’s shining it looks quite European
    .-= Heather Cowper´s last blog ..Photo Friday – Banksy and the Presidential Donut =-.

    Maybe because it IS European?! Scotland is in Europe. (I know what you meant, just stirring…) – Caitlin.

  6. Now this is my kind of travel and off the beaten track. It looks like a warm sunny spot and not like the rough wind swept isles I’m used to seeing in photos.
    .-= Cate´s last blog ..Okere Falls – cascading water =-.