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Exploring Raasay

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.

  • Walking Time – 1-2 Hours
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Dun Caan

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.

  • Walking Time – 2-3 Hours
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Hallaig

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. 

  • Walking Time – 1-2 Hours
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Inverarish Village

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.

Inver Bay

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 Larchbox

Newly opened in 2019, this picturesque takeaway is based only a few minutes walk from the ferry terminal. Homemade sandwiches, toasties and soups, ground coffee and baking throughout the day with outdoor seating and beautiful scenery.

Raasay House Bar & Restaurant

The Restaurant, Café or friendly Bar of Raasay House offers a delightful range of dining experiences throughout the day. Whether you eat, you’ll be greeted with stunning views across the Sound of Raasay to the Cuillin Mountains of Skye. 

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 groceries, fruit & veg, sweets soft drinks and more.

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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.

Raasay Gallery

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.

The Studio

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 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.