Another incredible day on Raasay. We took a walk from Raasay House to the little village shop at Inverarish, got a lift half way from a nice old man and met up with a lady who gave us some good advice. "Climb Dun Caan and you are sure to get some good views". So, off we went chasing the views :).
After a magnificent hike up Dun Caan, we continued along Calums Road to Brochel Castle and Arnish. The weather was as perfect as the company.
Raasay is an island between the Isle of Skye and the mainland of Scotland. It is separated from Skye by the Sound of Raasay and from Applecross by the Inner Sound. It is most famous for being the birthplace of the poet Sorley MacLean, an important figure in the Scottish literary renaissance.
Traditionally the home of Clan MacSween, the island was ruled by the MacLeods from the 15th to the 19th century. Subsequently a series of private landlords held title to the island, which is now largely in public ownership. Raasay House, which was visited by James Boswell and Samuel Johnson in 1773, is now an outdoor activity centre. Raasay means "Isle of the Roe Deer" and is home to an endemic subspecies of Bank Vole.