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

16th Jul 2018

Puffins - Neist Point
July 2018

Three puffins flew south past Neist Point at mid-day. There was an arctic skua and a bonxie at Neist Point, early afternoon.

9th Jul 2018

There was a pale-phase arctic skua and a bonxie at Neist Point, all afternoon.

8th Jul 2018

There were two or three harbour porpoises out in the Minch off Lower Milovaig, early afternoon.

More recent wildlife sightings