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Living In Skye

Life in Skye is different from life in an urban setting or a big city. Although we might lack some of the trappings of the town, we have a stunning location and a great environment.  The National Geographic magazine voted Skye the fourth best island in the world.

Skye has a reputation for great food and drink, stunning wildlife and outdoor pursuits with the Cuillin mountain range close by.  Sleat is a safe, friendly place and many people have moved here recently because the community and scenery mark it out as a desirable place to live.

All the essential services are close by '€“ shop, garage, medical centre and a community-run post office. The transport connections link to the mainland, with a ferry terminal just two miles south of the College.  Services run between Armadale and Mallaig, linking you to trains south and east.  Regular bus services run across the island and beyond, including to Kyle of Lochalsh where there is another train station. Travel services are reduced in the winter.

Supermarkets and cinemas are a little further away than they would be in a town or city, meaning you will need to do a bit of travelling and organising to get what you need, and it can take some people a little while to adjust to the lifestyle.

Skye offers students a distinctive cultural experience. If you'€™re used to the city bustle and a wide choice of clubs, cinemas and pubs, Sleat might seem a bit quiet at first, but what we do have mark us out as a truly unique place to live.

Useful Links

Caledonian MacBrayne
Sleat Community Trust