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

19th May 2018

Common Tern - Loch Pooltiel
May 2018

There were two common terns on the skerries in Loch Pooltiel, mid afternoon. There was a cormorant on the shore at the seaward end of the Milovaig loop, mid afternoon. There was a white wagtail at Meanish.

13th May 2018

The four tree sparrows were still coming to the feeders at 2 Lower Milovaig until 10am but were not seen again afterwards.

12th May 2018

Tree Sparrow - Milovaig
May 2018

Four tree sparrows turned up on the bird feeders at 2 Lower Milovaig this morning.

More recent wildlife sightings