Plockton, a popular village in the western Highlands of Scotland which is close to Isle of Skye
This evening, I am focusing on the pleasant village of Plockton which sits on the banks of Loch Carron in the West of Scotland near Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge. This area falls within the Highlands of Scotland.
The name is derived from the Gaelic Am Ploc (the lump) with ton added later.
One access route is a slow but scenic, single track road which is accessed after passing through Kyle of Lochalsh travelling east. This follows the coast around the edge of Loch Carron and affords views of the Isle of Skye and the Cuillin Mountains. Most of the landscape here is owned by Scotland’s National Trust and is thus preserved as a heritage site.
The local scenery attracts artists and photographers. Additional activities and interests for visitors include:
- Swimming (in season).
- Wildlife watching.
- Seal boat trips.
- Local history and culture.