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The West Coast of Scot­land is home to rich wildlife. Both white-tailed and golden ea­gle have be­come a fa­mil­iar sight in the skies over the Cuillins and Raasay, while it is not un­usual to spot common and bot­tlenose dol­phin, har­bour por­poise and even minke whale from sites on the Skye shore, as well as common and grey seal and ot­ter. Take one of the boat trips from Portree, El­gol or Shiel­d­aig, and you might also glimpse rarer visit­ing whales.

Clock­wise from left: a white­tailed sea ea­gle; the Bealach na Bà road; sun­set at Portree. Pre­vi­ous page: un­tamed scenery on the Isle of Skye

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