In the Highlands, communities gathered together and traveled as a group to the sheiling. Certainly, all the Bealtaine customs to protect the home, kin, and animals would have been completed before the move to the sheiling or booley took place. In some communities, the fire rituals were done at Midsummer, instead.
Everything within my dwelling or in my possession,
All kine and crops, all flocks and corn,
To Samhain Eve from Beltaine Eve,
With goodly progress and gentle blessing,
From sea to sea, and every river mouth,
From wave to wave, and base of waterfall.
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|