The pottery in Uig at the ferry pier, has a lovely shop with open workshop.
Isle of Skye Brewery
The Isle of Skye Brewery is located in Uig. Visit the shop to buy some local ale and other gifts.
The Aros centre in Portree hosts a cinema,small ball-pool, restaurant, exhibitions and a shop.
Skye Museum of Island Life
The Skye Museum of Island life is a short distance north of Uig in Kilmuir. It is a township of thatched cottages, portraying life on the island at the end of the nineteenth century.
The museum displays a collection of dinosaur fossils, stone age artefacts, minerals, crystals and agricultural implements. (See the dinosaur footprints on Staffin beach.)
Fingal Sport Centre, Portree
Based in the High School, the Fingal Centre has a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, games hall and all weather pitch.
Talisker is the most famous whisky distillery on Skye. It is over on the west of the island at Carbost. The malts it produces are sweet, full-bodied single malt with a faintly peaty taste. The distillery was founded in 1830 by two brothers and was so successful that it had its own pier, tramway, cottages and even its own currency!
The distillery has a very well equipped Visitor Centre where you can book yourself onto a distillery tour. The reception area has displays and interpretation posters all about Talisker, its history and its whisky distilling process. Before departing on your tour you also get a generous dram of the 10 year old malt for tasting. There is also a shop on site where you can use the discount voucher you receive when paying the entrance fee for the tour.
Arts & Crafts
The Skye and Lochalsh Arts and Crafts Association has a comprehensive list of artists, galleries and workshops on the island. www.skye-arts-crafts.co.uk
Set in beautiful scenery and gardens, Dunvegan's stately halls hold priceless heirlooms, some of which have descended in the hands of the Chiefs of MacLeod since medieval times.