Armadale & Ardvasar
2 villages bside each other half way down the Sleat Peninsula. People with name MacDonald will wish to stop at Armadale Castle to read of their clan.
Just beyond Armadale Castle is the tiny village of Armadale which is strung out along the wooded shoreline and merges into the neighbouring village of Ardvasar (pronounced Ard-vaa-sar), which has a post office, general store. Armadale's raison d'être is the ferry pier and there's not a huge amount to keep you occupied, but there are a couple of good handicraft shops. At the turn-off to the pier is Skye Batiks, which also has a shop in Portree. Here you'll find the colourful cotton garments which make a unique souvenir of the island, Tel. 844396. They also now have B&B accommodation. On the ferry pier is Ragamuffin, Tel. 844217, which sells a wide range of knitwear and is open daily 0900-1800. About four or five miles past the ferry port, at the end of the road, is Aird of Sleat, a crofting township, from where you walk out to the lighthouse at the Point of Sleat. It's a five-mile walk on a clear path across moorland with fine coastal scenery.