Raasay is an Inner Hebridean Island just a short 20 minute ferry ride across the Sound of Raasay from the Sconser terminal on the isle of Skye.
Either alight the bus or leave your car at Sconser and come as a foot passenger. Highland Routes will be there to collect you and your party, from the slipway on Raasay when the ferry docks.
On your journey across the Sound of Raasay, from Skye, you will see the magnificant Cullins with the Storr mountain range across the way. The most spectacular views. You may even be lucky to see porpoises or dolphins on your way over. Catch glimpses of Cormorant, or fishing Herons, Oyster Catchers scurrying along the waters edge. Once you arrive, look out for the family of Otters down at the pier! If you are not lucky this time there is always plenty to see on Raasay.
Starting with coffee at Raasay House, taking in the view from the front lawn or Cafe, gathering thoughts
Then its off to either
Visit the famous Calum’s Road starting at Brochal Castle. It is amazing to walk or drive along the road. It was one mans quest, in 1982, to build a road that continued onto Arnish using only hand tools to stop the islanders from leaving the north end. Unfortunately most have now left and there is now only approx. 160 people living on the entire Island.
Stopping off to see wildlife along the way. Look to the bay to see dolphins in the distance, or watch for the sea eagle.
The Old Iron Mines
When the Islanders went off to war, the mines employed German Prisoners of War. It is believed that Raasay was one of the first Islands to have outside electric lights.
The dissused Iron Works is a pretty spectacular sight
Then its back to Raasay House or the ferry. Which ever one you would like to be dropped of at.