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

14th Jan 2020

Yellow-Legged Gull - Milovaig
January 2020

The yellow-legged gull was showing well at the seaward end of the Milovaig loop this morning.

12th Jan 2020

The yellow-legged gull was beside the bottom road in Lower Milovaig at 9am and then roosting on the white beach for the rest of the morning. The tree sparrow is still visiting feeders at 2 Lower Milovaig.

There was a jack snipe caught in headlights on the bottom road in Lower Milovaig at 5:30pm.

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.