The Isle of Skye, otherwise referred to as simply ‘Skye’ is the farthest north as well as the largest of the islands within the Hebrides of Scotland. The island itself features a rocky/mountainous mainland and a series of peninsulas. This topography makes the island unique in many ways.

The island has a diverse and interesting history with a number of clans having ruled the island since the Mesolithic period. Clans and the Clan system were eventually overturned creating an island full of farms and animals where clans once were. The population decreased by over 50%. The population has since been on a slow but steady increase. The Gaelic culture remains prominent and preserved on the island.

Today, the island draws tourists which is a main source of economic stimulation as well as agriculture and fishing in addition to forestry. The island is often one of many stops for those as they visit the various Scottish isles which are easily reachable by ferry as well as a bridge connecting the island to the main land. Many are drawn to the island for its diverse wildlife and intricate ecosystem that includes everything from wild salmon to eagles and interesting birds. Skye is so picturesque and diverse that films from various genres have chosen the island for sets and locations and many songs and poems are also set in or written about the island.

In terms of weather and climate, snow is reserved for the mountains but the wind is prominent due to the influence of the sea, especially on exposed coasts and coastal areas. The climate, especially in terms of precipitation, varies greatly from coast to coast of the small island. Temperatures tend to be warm with the ability to remain or reach over 15 degrees celsius in December in addition to over 200 hours of sunlight in sunnier months.