Today the Isle of Skye is one of the most popular visitor and media destinations in Scotland, renowned for its stunning beauty, its magical places and its spectacular geology. But destination Skye is not new. Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh contain some of the densest concentrations of archaeological sites in Scotland and some of its earliest evidence.
This book introduces the archaeological evidence for the settlement of the area and the environmental and climatic contexts which drew the early settlers. In addition, there are twenty walks covering some of the finest examples of the visible archaeological heritage. Each walk is different, some are short, and some will take all day. Wherever possible, a convenient cafe has been suggested.
Karen Hardy is a professional archaeologist of international standing and is currently ICREA Research Professor at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. She has worked in Skye and Lochalsh for twenty-two years.
Martin Wildgoose, now retired, worked as a freelance archaeologist and has thirty-one years’ experience in the survey and excavation of the archaeological landscape of Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh.