Situated west of mainland Scotland, among the Inner Hebrides, Raasay is of outstanding beauty, with its abrupt cliffs and peculiarly shaped landscape, its most prominent feature being Dun Caan, the mountain with an oddly flat top. The ruins of Brochel Castle, although they are but crumbled walls, look imposingly over the surrounding area. The main settlement on the island is the village of Inverarish, and most of the population, which adds up to about 200 in total, lives in it or in its surroundings.
The island enjoys a multitude of visitors yearly, and there is plenty for them to do, including sightseeing, hiking, photography and wildlife watching. The place where any visitor would be heading in order to make the most of a short or long break on Raasay is definitely Raasay House, which organises various activities for people of all ages. There are specifically designed plans for a single day out, camping, families, adults or children. On Raasay you’ll have the chance to practice a number of exciting water sports, among them kayaking, canoeing and sailing, and other sports such as mountain biking, or the more unusual archery. On top of that, at any time of the year you can watch different species of wildlife, from birds to red deer (Raasay means “Red Deer Island” and is densely populated by these beautiful animals). You will benefit from training from expert instructors and can undertake various expeditions on the island, which is said to be a very stimulating and rewarding experience.