The Tourist Guide to Glendale, Isle of Skye

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.


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

29th Apr 2017

The first cuckoo was calling at Lephin, early evening.

27th Apr 2017

The first common sandpiper was calling on the white beach at Lower Milovaig at dusk..

23rd Apr 2017

White Wagtail - Meanish
April 2017

White Wagtail - Meanish
April 2017

There were four white wagtails at Meanish Pier amongst a small fall of pied wagtails, meadow pipits and two leucorhoa male wheatears.

There was a singing male linnet in a rowan near Meanish Pier.

More recent wildlife sightings