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Skye on Spring

the best season for Adventure & Discovery

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Spring adventures on Skye

Eilean a' Cheò in spring is at its best. Wildlife around the island is in full bloom and the air hints new beginnings.

If you visit us in spring you’ll be more likely to avoid both the masses and the notorious midges that appear later in the year. Whether you’re looking to visit the most famous spots, spot a seal or a whale on a kayak adventure, or looking to relax with local food, al fresco, watching a stunning sunset… we’ve got something for you this spring!

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The best thing about Eilean a’ Cheò (The Misty Isle) in spring is that you can choose from a range of experiences in our landscape. From a guided walk in the Cuillin, to a simulated deer stalk, to Coasteering plunge into the sea, there’s something for every adventure seeker. For the less active there are plenty of remote places for quiet reflection and some of Scotland’s finest restaurants and cafés in which to enjoy Skye’s bountiful larder.

Spring Adrenaline

Book an experience with one of our expert guides Climbing Mountains, Hill Walking, Canyoning or Coasteering.

Spring Exploring

Head out with a local ghillie or guide and see Skye's spring wilderness and life through the eyes of a local expert!

Spring Relaxing

Skye hospitality is even better than highland hospitality. Put your feet up after a tough year and let us look after you.

Spring Tasting

Amazing experiences for your tastebuds. Whisky tasting or Michelin starred dining, something for everyone.


MySkyeTime's mission is to encourage travellers to immerse themselves in the local culture and natural surroundings of our beautiful island, rather than simply rushing through the popular tourist attractions.

This approach promotes a deeper connection by focusing on quality experiences, sustainability, and respect for the environment. It encourages travellers to engage in activities like walking, cycling, or using public transportation; allowing them to appreciate the journey as much as the destination. Our Slow Skye itineraries are designed to showcase some of Skye’s hidden gems, walks and small businesses – away from the well trodden tourist trail. 

Skye is one of Scotland’s most beautiful places and there is no better time to visit than the Spring, April and May are the driest months. If you don’t mind it being chilly, these are great months to visit. As the land awakens after its winter slumbers the landscape comes alive with colour. Rich green croft land blends with rustic reds of the heather moorland and the azure blue of the sea. The sound of new life is everywhere with the bleating of newborn lambs and the chatter and calling of young birds. With fifteen hours of daylight there is plenty of time to explore the sights and sounds of Skye’s unique landscape.

Most businesses are on fully open hours during the spring season. However, make sure to check their websites or contact them in advance to confirm their operating hours to avoid disappointment.

While on the island, consider purchasing local products and crafts. This helps support the local economy and provides you with unique souvenirs to take home.

While Skye may be a little less crowded in spring, it’s still a good idea to book your accommodation in advance. This is also a great time to pick up deals on hotels and self-catering! Campsites are likely to be open now, so bear that in mind if you’re planning something a little more wild or you are on a budget.

Check for any events happening during your visit! The LAS centre in Portree and the Skye Bridge Studios have a fun mix of music, theatre and comedy taking place to keep the locals busy over the all season. Listings can be found on their websites. During the spring season, the SkyeLive music festival takes place, an amazing event with excellent lineups, food and more.

When travelling around Skye, it is always important to leave no trace and follow responsible tourism practices. Bin all rubbish, respect the wildlife and their natural habitats, and stick to designated trails and paths.

Spring is an excellent time for photography on Skye. The full blooms and vibrant colours create stunning landscapes and photo opportunities, and you’re likely to encounter more wildlife. 

Be prepared for variable weather conditions in the Spring months. Skye’s weather can change quickly, so bring appropriate clothing and gear for rain, wind, and chilly temperatures even on the warmer seasons.

By following these tips, you can have a rewarding and responsible visit to Skye during the quieter months – supporting the local economy and enjoying the island’s natural beauty at the most peaceful time of year. 


If you are looking to really test yourself in the great outdoors we have some of the best guides and experts on hand to take you safely into the stunning spring landscape.

Adventure Skye offers exhilarating experiences throughout the year. You can try your hand at climbing, coasteering and hikes up the Cuillin.

Or why not test your target skills in axe throwing with A.C.E. Target Sports. You can also try your hand at archery, this ancient art using modern recurve bows or clay shooting, the ultimate target sport. Learn the basics and soon you will be hitting gold.

If you want to have your own adventure you can visit some of the most iconic sites in Scotland. The Old Man of Storr, Fairy Pools and the Quiraing provide some of the best photo opportunities on Skye.

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We have a variety of tours running on Skye throughout the year. Tour guides will take you the entire length and breadth of the island, stopping at each stunning view and attraction along the way. 

You can head out on wildlife walk with local Ghillie Scott Mackenzie, Head Gamekeeper at Fearann Eilean Iarmain. After the walk you can enjoy a local dram in front of the fire at Bar Am Praban on the Eilean Iarmain estate.

Skyefari offers a full day of exploring the wildlife hotspots of Skye searching for eagles, deer, otters and seals.

Skye Jeep Tours offer a unique experience touring Skye’s favourite sites and lesser-known areas of the Island inside a vintage Jeep.

For those looking for complete flexibility book a private tour with Gus or contact Skye Trak Safari.


After a long day exploring we all need somewhere with an open fire, exceptional service and warm hospitality.

House of Juniper is the islands’ newest hotel, and is the perfect mix of modern and traditional Skye. The hotel also has mini home cabins for those looking for their own space. 

The Sonas Collection has three boutique hotels across Skye – Duisdale, Skeabost and Toravaig.

Relax On the Croft at Edinbane, in the comfortable and authentically restored stone self catering cottages or glamp in the luxury gypsy caravan. And to help make your stay even more relaxed and peaceful,  have a Shiatsu massage & Reiki  healing in the beautiful Armadilla, a hand built pod with a porthole to greenness.

For those looking to be close to the main town in Portree, the Cuillin Hills Hotel offer the perfect stay. With luxurious rooms, fantastic views, a log fire in the lounge and an impeccably stocked whisky bar – you’ll not have to lift a finger.

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edinbane self catering

We’re famous for our world-renowned island whiskies. Winter is an excellent time to feel the warmth of this uisge beatha’ (‘Water Of Life’). 

Both Torabhaig and Talisker Distilleries are open for tours, tastings and gifts during winter. Visiting both will help you uncover the incredible variety and flavour of two great whiskies made only a few miles apart. No two whiskies taste the same, and this will prove it!

After visiting Talisker Distillery, be sure to make a pit stop at the Oyster Shed in Carbost. Here’s you’ll taste some of the freshest Scottish Seafood available, cooked in a simple way that lets the freshness and tastiness shine through. 

For another memorable tasting experience of incredible local produce, you can book a visit to the Isle of Skye Smokehouse. The wood-fired smokehouse uses locally sourced alder wood which is processed by hand. Uniquely Designed around a traditional Scottish cleit the smokehouse incorporates a peat roof and stone walls and smokes both Salmon and Trout. This tasting experience has close to 200 5 Star reviews. 

As you travel around the island you’ll also have the opportunity to stop in at the Cuillin and Isle of Skye Breweries to pick up some local ales. In Portree, you can stop by the Gin School and taste the award-winning Misty Isle Gin. 

If you want a fine dining experience  a visit to Chef Patron, Calum Montgomery at Edinbane Lodge is a must.

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