True Highlands Blog
Trace your finger over a map of the Hebrides and the old Gaelic names will tell you a story. They are but one reminder of our rich and bloody maritime past. For example, the original name for Longay Island off Skye is Long Spùinnidh - Pirate Ship, while the hidden natural harbour on the west coast of Rona is known as Port nan Robaireann or Harbour of the Thieves. The swashbuckling tales from these islands could rival any Hollywood movie for colourful villains, robbery, betrayal and buried treasure.
The clocks have changed and the Beltane bonfires built, so it seems like the right time to plan adventures for the summer. The Highlands have so much to offer it would be impossible to experience everything on one visit, but here are a selection from each of our True Highland areas to add to your to-do list.
Whenever I go island hopping, it is usually for a week or two and involves visiting several islands, usually within a group. So for example, this May, I am off to the Orkney Islands and I will visit different islands throughout Orkney whilst I am there.