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 Dec 2017

There were six eagles soaring over Dunvegan Head (two golden eagles, two adult white-tailed eagles, two juvenile white-tailed eagles) and another juvenile white-tailed eagle over the Lower Milovaig common grazings) at mid-day. There was a late gannet heading down the Minch at mid-day.

15th Dec 2017

Two very vocal peregrine falcons were being mobbed by a buzzard over croft 2 Lephin at 2pm.

11th Dec 2017

White-Tailed Eagle, Milovaig
December 2017

An adult white-tailed eagle was plunging very low over the white-beach at Upper Milovaig and almost landed a couple of times before heading around towards Pollosgan at around 9am.

An adult golden eagle was being mobbed by a peregrine over croft 2 Lephin at around 2pm.

Two adult white-tailed eagles were over the bottom road in Lower Milovaig at 2:20pm

Two adult white-tailed eagles flew along the bottom road in Lower Milovaig towards Meanish at sunset.

More recent wildlife sightings