Big game



The dolphins: during a summer holiday we were told that the dolphins were back in Loch Dunvegan. We took the kayak out and were lucky: paddling between the pod we had a meet and greet with the dolphins.

The eagle: there are several locations on Skye to see the eagle. Guests from Pooltiel House however can see them from the house (February 2016).


The dolphins: after a fishing trip on Loch Dunvegan we returned back home. A bit gloomy, like the weather, because we hadn’t caught anything. But then everything changed: we were spotted by a troop of dolphins. They chased the boat at full speed, chirping and diving, until they had enough and returned to the open ocean. A great experience.


The basking shark: during a visit to Neist Point this big basking shark showed up. Impressive animal! After we finished our tour and were walking back the shark returned and cruised along with us, following the rocky coastline. We pointed the camera down from the cliff and took some great shots.

Skye is a great Scottish island. To give you an idea of the nature and wildlife just take a look at these pictures we took during our visits over the last few years on, or in the proximity of, the site on which Pooltiel House was built. 

Some of the pictures are on Flickr. Just click on the tumbnails on the left. There are deer, whales, dolphins, a basking shark and diving gannets.

The most recent update is with pictures taken in the Summer of 2016 and can be found on the GOOGLE+ page. You can also use the link in the Google+ badge on this page.

Some special pictures are on the right.

For more pictures of the cottage, and how it was built, you can click the "Property photos" tab on the top of the site or go here