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

3rd Apr 2020

There was a summer-plumage great northern diver by the fish farm at 7pm.

2nd Apr 2020

There were nine adult, summer-plumage black-headed gulls on the skerries in Loch Pooltiel, late morning.

The tree sparrow is still coming to bird feeders at 2 Lower Milovaig.

29th Mar 2020

Flock of White-Tailed Eagles - Borrodale
March 2020

There were six immature white-tailed eagles at the seaward end of the Milovaig loop, late morning and then a short time later a flock of eight juv/sub-ad white-tailed eagles was on the Borrodale grazings, near Waterstein/Upper Milovaig road.

There was a flock of 20 icelandic redwings on the top road in Lower Milovaig at mid-day.

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.