I've just booked a holiday on Skye for my family in September - and I would like lots of your sage wisdom and advice please...
We will have our own car. We would love some tips on things to see and do. We love all things natural - so beautiful landscapes, features, and wildlife particularly are high on our list. We have three boys - 6, 7 and 9 - so whatever we do has to take them into account. Our budget is also on the tight side too.
My oldest son loves dinosaurs - I understand there's a fossilised footprint on a beach in the north?
We are staying near Staffin, but are happy (and plan) to travel all over the island. We would love to do a boat trip, with seeing wildlife the key reason for it, so which trips would you recommend? I like the look of the AquaXplore trip - although the price is putting me off a little for 5 persons, and are the RIB boats OK for children of our boys' ages? Where has the best chance of seeing dolphins from land too?
We would love to visit some coral beaches, which are the best? Also the accessibility of the beaches are a factor too obviously. I hear Fairy Pools are a must see too?
Personally I love stargazing so I'm hoping the skies are dark enough and clear enough that time of year for that? Northern Lights a possibility?
Finally the less interesting practical stuff - shopping, cash machines, petrol stations, and mobile phone signal coverage info please?
Thank you in advance for any help offered...