Fàilte Gu Eilean Ratharsair
Raasay (Ratharsair in Gaelic) means Isle of the Roe Deer. Despite its modest size, it is one of the most geologically diverse landmasses in the world.
From rolling hills, to native forests and secluded beaches, explore any part of the island and the backdrop you will enjoy is a breathtaking panorama of the Cuillins to the West and Torridon to the East.
The Isle of Raasay is an island off the coast of Skye, Scotland. It is famous for its diverse landscapes and history; from the distinctive flat topped peak of Dun Caan, steep clifftops and winding forest trails to an abandoned castle, an ancient broch and famous sights such as Calum’s Road, Raasay House and the new Isle of Raasay Distillery. It is the birthplace of Sorley Maclean, one of Scotland’s preeminent Gaelic poets. Much of the island is accessible by car. The island has two hotels, Raasay House and accommodation in Raasay Distillery. There are also several B&Bs, short-term rentals and even a bothy in the far north for camping!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING VISITING RAASAY DURING CURRENT COVID-19 OUTBREAK
Businesses on Raasay
From handmade gifts to award-winning whiskies and gins, The Isle of Raasay is home to many thriving businesses and interesting places to visit. Please note that during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, many businesses on Raasay have temporarily closed or experiencing disruptions. As advised by the government, travel by non residents to Raasay is not permitted. Some businesses do however offer online services.
The Silver Grasshopper
Beautiful Sterling silver jewellery designed and created by Fiona in her ‘wee shed’ on the Isle of Raasay. Located only a short walk from the ferry, next to the Isle of Raasay Distillery and the Larchbox takeaway.
The Raasay Gallery is a purpose built house which combines space for a gallery with that of a comfortable and modern home. Enjoy the wonderful and peaceful views while you relax and view the artwork.
Newly opened in 2019, artist and photographer Barbara Martin has a range of photography and artwork handmade and available in The Studio, located only a few minutes from Inverarish.
Isle of Raasay Distillery
Alongside Single malts and other high quality scotch whiskies, The Isle of Raasay Distillery also sells a range of products such as the locally produced Raasay Gin, clothing and souvenirs.
Raasay House Hotel
As we all as a range of lunch options, The Raasay House Cafe offers gorgeous gifts and Raasay House branded souvenirs such as reusable water bottles as well as the summer essentials like Smidge! (midge repellent)
Raasay Community Stores
Raasay Community Stores is the local shop & Post Office. Community owned and operated since 2013, they cater to the island with a large variety of goods, including postcards, greetings cards, and souvenirs & gifts.