Fàilte Gu Eilean Ratharsair
Just a 25 minute ferry ride from the Isle of Skye and you’ll find yourself on one of the most beautiful small islands of Scotland. 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.
Home to around 170 people, it has a vivid history and a vibrant community life. Raasay is famous for being the birthplace of John McKay, first piper to Queen Victoria, the poet Sorley MacLean, a leading light of the Scottish literary renaissance and Calum MacLeod, who singlehandedly built Calum’s Road. Whether you’re into adventure sports, spectacular wildlife watching or just a peaceful break away from it all, Raasay really is the perfect place to spend time. We look forward to welcoming you!