Skye, Isle of

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Skye, Isle of

 

one of the islands in the Hebrides, in the Atlantic Ocean, off the northwestern coast of Scotland; part of Great Britain. Area, approximately 1,740 sq km. Population, approximately 10,000 (1970). The Isle of Skye is a lava plateau; a mountain mass—the Cuillin Hills—rises to an elevation of 1,009 m. Green meadows fill the valleys, and heath covers the mountains. The economy is based on animal husbandry, fishing (herring), and the cultivation of potatoes, oats, and turnips. Skye terriers originated on the Isle of Skye. Portree is the largest town.

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Setting sail from London Tilbury on September 2, the ship will call at the Orkney Isles with an optional excursion to Skara Brae, the Isle of Skye, Isle of Mull with a visit to the trafficfree island of Iona, plus Belfast, Dublin, Cobh for an optional visit to Cork, Isles of Scilly, Guernsey and Honfleur in France.
Setting sail from London Tilbury on September 2, the ship will call at the Orkney Isles with an optional excursion to Skara Brae, the Isle of Skye, Isle of Mull with a visit to the traffic-free island of Iona, plus Belfast, Dublin, Cobh for an optional visit to Cork, Isles of Scilly, Guernsey and Honfleur in France.