The Tourist Guide to Glendale, Isle of Skye


Gannets are very common in Glendale and they can be seen daily, diving close to the shore and Pier in Loch Pooltiel, between April and October.

It is a spectacular sight to watch them plunging head-first into the water from great heights on the long Summer evenings.

Gannet in Loch Pooltiel.


Great Skuas, commonly known as 'bonxies', and the daintier Arctic Skuas are now being seen regularly at Neist Point between May and September. Bonxies also regularly come into Loch Pooltiel to harass the gulls.


Manx Shearwaters feed in huge numbers off Neist Point in late Summer.

Recent Bird Sightings

10th Jul 2020

There was a roe deer buck running around in the road at Hamara Lodge at 7am. This is the first record for roe deer in Glendale since July 7th, 2013.

Two pairs of white-tailed eagles in Glendale successfully fledged three young between them this season. The last two left the nest today. A pair of peregrines successfully fledged two young this week. A pair of buzzards at Milovaig successfully fledged one young today.

30th Jun 2020

Six manx shearwaters flew east across outer Loch Pooltiel, early evening. A juvenile white-tailed eagle flew south along the bottom road through Milovaig, early evening.

More recent wildlife sightings

Black Guillemot at Neist Point.


In Summer, the stunning coastal waters and cliffs around Glendale are home to many hundreds of guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, kittiwakes and shags.

Puffins are also regularly seen off Neist Point in small numbers, although they do not nest on Skye.

The beautiful black guillemot, with its white wing-patches and red legs, is resident all year round.

Fulmar at Neist Point.