The Island With Everything
Raasay has so much to offer for those staying or just visiting for the day. Put on some good walking boots and discover Raasay’s secret beaches and abandoned townships, or visit some local shops and businesses offering fantastic souvenirs as well as a range of choices for food and drink. See Am Bratach for the latest upcoming events in the island calendar.
Arnish to Fladda
At the end of Calum’s Road, Arnish marks the beginning of Raasay’s north end. The rock here turns red in the sun and the sea’s rich blue reminds you of the Mediterranean.
From here you can visit Fladda, a tidal island in the north west. The path between Arnish and Fladda which is an enjoyable path built by Calum MacLeod and his brother and recently improved by a community initiative.
A superb hill walk to the distinctive flat-topped summit of Dun Caan (Dun Cana), the highest hill on the Isle of Raasay and a wonderful viewpoint over Skye and the mainland.
On the way to the summit, you will pass by Loch na Man (Lake of the Woman) where legend has an Each-uisge or Kelpie resides. The path is easy to follow, but care should be taken on the summit.
Hallaig was Raasay’s largest settlement before the Highland Clearances. This stunning walk takes you to a Cairn commemorating Sorley Maclean’s poem of the same name.
Across the sea, views of Applecross and Torridon dominate the horizon while overhead, sea eagles and golden eagles can frequently been seen. The path is gentle but becomes less defined after Hallaig wood.
Inverarish is packed with inviting trails, fascinating history and unbelievable views. You can visit the ruins of an Iron Age broch, follow in the footsteps of German prisoners of war, and see the impressive remains of Raasay’s iron ore industry.
St Moluag’s, North Bay
St Moluag’s, North Bay and the Pictish Stone is an easy circuit route around Raasay House taking in some of the island’s rich history. St Moluag was a Scottish Missionary and contemporary of St Columba, who evangelised the Picts of Scotland in the 6th century.
One of Raasay’s best kept secrets, the Queen and her family would visit Inver for a picnic every year while the Royal Yacht Britannia lay moored off the coast. A beautiful walk through native woodlands culminates in a secluded beach with breathtaking views of Skye.
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.
The Larch Box
The Larch Box is a takeaway cafe situated between Raasay House and The distillery and is a 10 minute walk from the ferry. Opening hours will be 10:00-16:30 and as days change weekly please check theie social media to check if they are open.
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 on Raasay. Community owned and operated since 2013, they cater to the island with a large variety of goods, including postcards, greetings cards, and souvenirs & gifts.
Raasay Walled Garden
Raasay Walled Garden is now open 7 days a week.
The Walled Garden have implemented new rules to help keep both visitors to the garden and their staff and volunteers safe whilst allowing access to look around the garden.
The enterance to the Walled Garden os behind Raasay House opposite St Moluag’s Chapel.
Produce, when available, is offered by donation from the Veg Shack outside the gate, some is pre ordered and therefore labelled anything else is available on a first come first served basis for a donation.