Isle Ornsay on the Sound of Sleat

The Sound of Sleat, a hidden waterway between the Isle of Skye and the remote An Garbh Criochan. Mountainous backdrops and complex coastlines provide the perfect canvas to Slowly Adventure in this western isles landscape.

From the Sound of Sleat – deep, fjord like sea lochs stretch far inland giving access to remote drop-offs for adventures on foot or by cycle, accessible only by boat or by foot through and over arduous rough country provide multiple outdoor experiences unavailable elsewhere.

Those same lochs and their coastline provide a multitude of feasting. Langoustine, Scallops, fish and crab are plentiful in these cold clear waters. Minch Adventures offer you the opportunity to exercise your taste-buds with either our Luxury Seafood Lunch aboard Cyfish, or NEW for 2020 our Seafood Buffet on selected cruises.

The Sound of Sleat has a long history from the first settlers to raiding parties of Vikings, to the Clearances, and modern day crofting communities. Folklore and legend abound with many a story to be told while sipping a dram… Secret distilleries, still in existence, less secret today and more regulated however! Isle Ornsay or, in Gaelic, Eilean Iarmain is such a place.

 Isle Ornsay on the Sound of Sleat

Founded in 1976, by the Scottish entrepreneur Sir Iain Noble, The Gaelic Whiskies were initially developed to provide authentic whisky, of quality, for the connoisseurs of the Gaelic speaking Hebridean Islands of Scotland. Whiskies reflecting the rich linguistic and cultural heritage of Scottish Gaelic. Pràban na Linne is the expression used in Gaelic to describe a ‘small smugglers’ enterprise.

Minch Adventures provide a unique insight to the area. Our specialism is in creating experiences that reach for your taste buds, tingle your senses, appeal to your adventurous side and leave you wishing for more time to immerse yourself deeper in the cultural heritage of the Sound of Sleat.