|This is a
real-life ‘castaway’ island with a picturesque
harbour and a handful of holiday cottages.
Just a few miles long, it lies north of Raasay
and was abandoned by its inhabitants in 1922,
only to be bought by a Danish ecologist who
introduced deer and made sure there was modern
accommodation available for holidaymakers.
Maintained by a resident caretaker, the private island is an oasis of peace and is replete with fauna and flora. A local cave once used as a church can still be visited. Day visitors receive a warm welcome.