The closest shop to Portnalong is 3 miles away in Carbost. It is open every day and has a good stock of basic supplies, fresh veg, newspapers. There is also a Post Office in Carbost. The nearest large supermarket is the Co-op in Skye’s capital Portree (1/2 hour drive away). Portree has a good range of shops and you should be able to find everything you need.
Eating and Drinking
The Old Inn at Carbost is open all year round (apart from a few weeks in January) and also serves excellent food and Skye beers in a cosy atmosphere. Look out for the music nights, lots of fun.
The Sligachan Hotel is about 20 minutes drive away and hosts its own micro brewery.
The Oyster Shed on the road from Carbost to Portnalong has a fabulous selection of fresh seafood, including its own locally grown oysters and takeaway snacks. Open all year round it is definitely worth a visit.
Cafe Cuil at Satran serves lovely brunch/lunch and coffee throughout the day.
Caora Dubh Coffee Company is a lovely little coffee shop in Carbost, just opposite the Talisker Distillery.
And don’t forget to take a tour around Skye’s own Talisker whisky distillery in Carbost.
Our local pub the Taigh Ailean Hotel has sadly closed
and will not be serving food or drink this season.
Walking on Skye ranges from gentle strolls to extremely challenging so there’s something to suit all ages and levels of fitness. Check out www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye for more information.
Wildlife on Skye is abundant, varied and everywhere. From birds in the garden at the Cottage and Studio to the majestic golden eagle and stunning white tailed eagle, from the seal colony at Dunvegan to whales and dolphins around the coastline, from red deer to otters you will not be disappointed. With patience (and a bit of luck) you may see all of those on your own, but why not book a guided tour with Isle of Skye Wildlife Tours and benefit from local knowledge of the best places to spot your favourite wildlife.
A very useful site with more information about activities and attractions on Skye is www.isleofskye.com