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 Isle of Raasay Distillery. It is the birthplace of Sorley Maclean, one of Scotland’s pre-eminent 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!
Businesses on Raasay
From handmade gifts to award-winning whiskies and gins, the Isle of Raasay is home to many thriving businesses, interesting places to visit and wonderful places to stay .
Please note that during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we advise that you check with the businesses directly.
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
Raasay Gallery showcases the oil paintings of gallery owner Gordon J Cheape (landscapes, portraits, abstracts and still lifes), as well as artwork by local artist Judy Evans, scarfs made by local weaver Lillian MacLeod, as well as pottery, greeting cards and posters.
The Gallery is open Mondays to Fridays, Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
Open from 18 May 2021
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
A range of rooms to suit all tastes, from deluxe to dormitory. Raasay House Hotel is also a base for boat trips and outdoor activities. You can also enjoy delicious lunches and dinners in the bar and restaurant.
Open from 17 May 2021
Raasay Community Stores
Raasay Community Stores is the local shop & Post Office. Community owned and operated since 2013, it caters to the island with a large variety of goods, including postcards, greetings cards, and souvenirs & gifts.
The Larch Box
A converted shipping container takeaway serving delicious toasties, soup, ice cream and the most amazing cakes. A great place to grab a coffee!
Taigh nan Cearcan
Arts and crafts caravan situated in Inverarish. Kirsten paints and creates a beautiful range of gifts and souvenirs