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.
Where is The Sheiling?
We're based in Idrigill, Uig
, not far from the most northerly point of the Isle of Skye
and roughly 16 miles from Portree
Nearby you'll find the ferry terminal for services to the Western Isles, a filling station, The Bakur Bar & Restaurant, The Isle of Skye Brewery & Shop
, Rankins Store & Post Office, Uig Hotel
and Uig Youth Hostel
|I||Isle of Skye Brewery|
|R||Rankins Shop & PO|