The north east peninsula of Skye is known as Trotternish and has outstanding views towards the mountains of Wester Ross. The road trip from Portree to Staffin also includes the famous rock pinnacle known as The Old Man of Storr, and the Kilt Rock viewpoint where a waterfall cascades down the high basalt pillars.

The local geology dates back to the middle Jurassic period and dinosaur finds are regularly made, most of which are on display in Staffin Museum. Crofting is still practised in the area and sheep and cows are still very much in evidence. Traditional sheep shearing can be seen during the summer and the Gaelic language is still widely spoken.

See & Do


Basking sharks, Minke whales, Dolpins and Otters are often seen and a short sail on a local pleasure boat will almost gaurantee sightings of seals and birds including Sea Eagle, Great Skua and Puffin. Inland birds include rare species such as Golden Eagle, and Hen Harrier.

Other Leisure Activities

There are many and varied things to do whether it be a gentle stroll to the beach to watch the sun setting over the Western Isles, or a long hike along the Trotternish Ridge. Staffin also benefits from a network of localised footpaths which are of a leisurely nature. Pony trekking, fishing, absailing and kayaking are also available. Restaurants include Glenview and Flodigarry.

Local Services

There is an excellent Community Centre which has internet facilities. There is also a fuel station, grocery shops, launderette and a post office nearby.


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Short video clip introducing the Trotternish Peninsula.