THE GLENELG AND ARNISDALE TOURIST INFORMATION GUIDE

 

 

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COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Kate Forbes our local MSP, who incidentally is an avid supporter of Tourism in normal times, recently stated;ďIf you live elsewhere, please donít use the Highlands as your means of self-isolation. People live here who are trying to follow government guidance and the continuing flow of campervans and other traffic who appear to be escaping the cities is not helping.Ē

Personally, for someone who has spent the last few years trying to promote and share the beauty of Glenelg and Arnisdale with the world, itís a strange feeling to have to echo this statement. Glenelg and Arnisdale is a small community and like others, we will be putting all our efforts toward looking after each other.

As with other local and UK Businesses, the coronavirus outbreak is having an impact on the Glenelg area.

 

As of the 19th March the Glenelg Inn was closed. We will keep you updated.

Way Out West Cafť (In the community hall) has shut due to it being such a small place and having no control who you might share it with - that's normally the charm!

Sheenas Tea Hut has closed until further notice.

The Glenelg Ferry, is a fabulous, internationally known tourist attraction. It also offers a lifeline with a second road link to the outside world for the community. The ferry will not be operating until further notice. Merchandise is still available online https://skyeferry.co.uk/ferry-shop/

Moyle Park Campsite Glenelg is closed until further notice.

 

Local facilities.

The public toilets at the Glenelg Community Hall and the Hall itself, are shut until further notice.

The public toilets at the Ceilidh House Heritage Centre and the Heritage Centre itself, are shut until further notice.

Most importantly for the local community, the Glenelg Health Centre is open but under severe restrictions to protect staff and maintain community needs.If you do decide, against Government restriction, to vist and fall ill or injure yourself do not go to the surgery but follow NHS guidelines.

Please note - the nearest main Hospital is Raigmore, Inverness, 75 miles away.

In the future we will learn to control this virus and Glenelg and Arnisdale WILL be open for everyone to enjoy and share again. I will of course still continue to tease on our facebook page with photos of the odd sunset or local attraction. Glenelg and Arnisdale is not going away, we are just postponing things for a wee while!

Take care of yourselves and look after each other

 

Glenelg and Arnisdale: the end of your journey, the beginning of an experience.

Located on the West Coast of Scotland the Glenelg area has much to offer tourists and visitors. Stunning Highland scenery, diverse sea and wildlife, a great community AND we are "twinned" with Mars! The Glenelg area is a Mecca for walking, wildlife watching or just relaxing and getting away from the stress of work and city life. Turning off the main road at Shiel Bridge (see map) and coming in over the Mam Ratagan Pass (donít miss the view point!) is the start of an experience that leads many visitors to return here again and again for their holidays in Glenelg Scotland.

 

Location

Glenelg bay faces across to the Isle of Skye and down the Sound of Sleat with fabulous views to the Sandaig Islands, Isle Ornsay, Rum and Eigg. (Sandaig is where author Gavin Maxwell wrote the best seller "Ring of Bright Water"). The road carries on from Glenelg to Arnisdale before ending at the tiny village of Corran and is considered by many to be one of the most scenic drives in Scotland.

Also by Glenelg is the mainland jetty for the Skye Ferry. The MV Glenachullish is a manually operated turntable ferry, a type that at one time could be seen all over Scotland. As far as we know, it is the only one still in existence and crosses the short, spectacular Kyle Rhea straits, where you may see seals, porpoise, otters or our local sea eagles feeding. A unique experience not to be missed sailing "over the sea to Skye".

 

Accommodation

The Glenelg area is blessed with an excellent selection of good quality self-catering cottages which vary in size from small properties suitable for couples to larger houses to suit families or groups. High quality rooms are available at the Glenelg Inn and there are Bed & Breakfast establishments for short breaks or just an overnight stay. (Some self catering cottages also offer short breaks, especially out of season)

 

But what about that Scottish weather?

Letís be honest, Scotland can be fickle where the weather is concerned! While the South can be blessed with a heatwave Scotland can be suffering with wind and rain but the opposite applies too. When East winds and gales hit the rest of the country Glenelg often basks in calm sunny weather. It really does have its own micro climate and itís often said that one sunny day on the West Coast of Scotland is worth several elsewhere. With a bit of luck you will enjoy amazing deep blue days filled with sunshine while at night the unpolluted dark skies above Glenelg produce a crystal fiesta of sparkling stars.

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