Ella's Café





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10am - 4pm
Mr Robert Louis Stevenson was very fond of this quotation, which appeals so truly to Caledonia's sons and daughters. He found it in an old volume of Good Words, and never knew its source. Like many other people he quoted it incorrectly. According to our sources, the lines stand thus in the original--

From the lone sheiling on the misty island
Mountains divide us and a waste of seas,
Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland,
And we in dreams behold the Hebrides.

The Sheiling
The Sheiling is a brand new multi-faceted business venture encompassing independent business units, a café, market spaces, performance venue, meeting rooms, events, exhibitions and function areas.

We're attempting to help develop and promote new business on Skye by providing facilities, guidance and 'stepping stones' to encourage fledgling startups.

The Sheiling is a uniquely refurbished old agricultural building, full of character and charm, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that lends itself to the social and entrepreneurial spirit of Skye.

When trying to describe The Sheiling we often use two phrases. "We're open to suggestions" - because we aim to provide what people want, not what we think they need, and therefore "It's a work in progress" - because our building, activities and businesses are constantly changing, adapting and evolving.

If you think you know The Sheiling - you should see it now.