Isle of Skye and Trotternish

Continuing our Haggis adventure tour, we woke up to go visit beautiful places in Scotland.

On our way to the Isle of Skye we made one stop to see the site where Roderick Mackenzie is buried. Roderick is remembered for his loyalty to Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Roderick resembled and doubled as the real Prince Charles so that Prince Charles could escape Cumberland’s Redcoat troops. In turn, Roderick was killed in July 1746. It was a very interesting story to learn about since his death was a continuation of the Cumberland troops overthrowing the Highlanders in the Battle of Culloden (where we visited the previous day).

Our next stop was the Isle of Skye. The view out of our tour bus window was amazing, blue skies and rolling hills of green that took your breath away are forever imbedded in my memory. Once we arrived we were able to see Skye Bridge and the remains of Dunakin Castle in the town of Kyleakin. The tour guides explained to us that the residence of Dunakin Castle used to charge a toll to all boats that crossed in and out of the harbor.

After we visited the Isle of Skye we drove past the Red Hills and continued on to Bodach an Stoir to see the Old Man of Storr and The Storr. Our tour group did the light hike up the hill and made it to a nice grassy area where the view of The Storr was amazing. You could see for miles!  We all sat down and ate lunch and hear stories from our tour guides of the Old Man of Storr.

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Roderick Mackenzie
Skye Bridge
Dunakin Castle
The Storr

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