Glendale, Skye - Tourist Guide

Glendale Tourist Guide

Thursday November 30th, 2023

Seabirds of 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

26th Nov 2023

The long-staying magpie was in the garden at 2 Lower Milovaig, mid afternoon. The female blackcap is still coming to the fatball feeders there.

23rd Nov 2023

A male merlin flew through the garden at 2 Lower Milovaig, mid-morning.

21st Nov 2023

There were four adult white-tailed eagles interacting and being very vocal over Neist Point car park at mid-day. A great northern diver went south past Neist Point in the morning and there was a late gannet off-shore.

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.
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