Tour Scotland Video Drive B8083 Road Isle Of Skye Inner Hebrides

Tour Scotland video of a drive on the B8083 single track road on the Strathaird Peninsula on ancestry visit to Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. There are views of the Red Cuillin at first, with views to Blabheinn and the Black Cuillin before the road temporarily turns north west, curving around the head of Loch Slapin. It takes the long way around this sea loch to cross the bridge, Once across the bridge, the road turns southwards once more, doubling back down the west shore of the Loche over the Abhainn an t-Sratha Mhòir at the head of the loch. The B8083 then starts to climb, turning inland a little before dropping through Kikibost and Kilmarie. Here there is another parking area, from which a popular track leads over to Camasunary, on the shores of Loch Scavaig. The Strathaird peninsula was historically a heartland of the Mackinnons, a robustly Jacobite clan. On 4 July 1746, the Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Young Pretender, found sanctuary at Elgol in the course of his wanderings under the protection of Clan Mackinnon of Mackinnon and Captain John Mackinnon of Elgol.

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