We took on the croft in 2011 and built our home and An Airigh. The neglected land has been developed by us into a working croft with a focus on encouraging nature and wildlife. Our flock of Hebridean sheep, a vegetable/soft fruit garden with polytunnels and our cat Misty keep us active. We are an independent business and An Airigh is very important to both of us as it helps sustain the ongoing development and maintenance of the croft. The feedback from guests has been amazing and we try to make An Airigh and croft the best place to stay on Skye.
The Hebridean Sheep
Our flock of native Hebridean sheep are friendly and inquisitive and live in the fields by the cliff side. We lamb, shear and treat the sheep, and the fleeces are prized by local spinners and weavers including Skye Weavers. Hebridean sheep are also well known for being great conservation grazers, allowing wildflowers to grow and pasture loving birds to flourish. Mama is our oldest ewe and has mothered many fine lambs over the years and was also very patient when we started to learn sheep rearing skills – Mama is now enjoying a well-deserved retirement.