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Please feel free to sign the visitor book,the following people were kind enough to do so.

You can send a message to any one in the book by clicking on the email graphic next to their name. To prevent abuse, email addresses are never disclosed and the content of the message may be reviewed before being forwarded.

Karen Elise Soerensen   Kastrup, Denmark - 28th November 2005   Click to email this visitor

I visited Skye in October and found my special place on earth. Our meeting was deep love at first sight and I know I will be living there in the near future. Skye is HOME to me now

Les Ellingham   Stafford, England - 16th July 2005   Click to email this visitorClick to go to this website

Thanks for a wonderfully composed website which was instrumental in the planning of a recent photographic trip to Skye.
I struck lucky with the weather and got some wonderful photographs along the seven miles which you can see at www.cankitaphotos.co.uk

Jim Lenehan   Kilsyth, Scotland - 16th July 2005   Click to email this visitor

Visit Torrin on a regular basis. The most beautiful and stunning place on the planet. It is a honour to visit natures heaven. A spiritual Homeland. Thank you mother nature

David Smith   Huddersfield, England - 26th June 2005   Click to email this visitor

Great site. Spent a lot of time on Skye from 1960 when I was at school. Only now do I discover I had relatives who lived there (Neil Maclean and wife Isabella Smith who ran the stores in Armadale until the mid 1960s)

Anthony Wright   Fakenham, England - 12th June 2005   Click to email this visitor

I visited Skye last year really enjoyed a wonderful holiday. Visited Sligachan knowing the webcam was situated there and really felt a part of me was still there when checking pictures from it. Very disappointed that it is permanently off line. Any chance of viewing the wonderful Cuillins on any other sites or restoring!
(Webmaster comment: CamVista withdrew their popular Sligachan webcam in June 2005. Skye, in spite of its popularity and beauty, is now left with only only one webcam at Sabhal Mor Ostaig College. With the widespread availability of broadband on Skye, I have started discussions with a number of people regarding new webcams on the island)

Mark McBeth   Livingston, Scotland - 10th June 2005   Click to email this visitor

A superb walk and scramble that would suit novices and hardened Munro baggers. A consistent ascent with breathtaking views from start to finish. Half an hour gets you to the foot of the mountain then an average ascent of the bottom takes you to a trickier scramble with 2 or 3 different paths to reach the top. I am by no means a professional but I have bagged 20 Munros and for scenery and conditions this was without doubt one of the very best. views of the Cuillins from the summit are phenomenal. A MUST!!!’

Mary Curran   Livingston, Scotland - 22nd April 2005   Click to email this visitor

I love this site I wish you had more web cams on the island. I am from Skye and have lots of family still there

Barbara Crighton   Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia - 15th January 2005   Click to email this visitor

I have only just discovered your Blaven website and it is absolutely great!
My family are Mackinnons from Kilbride and my grandfather named his sheep property in NSW Blaaven (sic). Also another member of the family called his property Blaaven in Victoria, and it still has the name, and a big signpost at the gateway. So my husband and I are continuing the tradition by calling our place in the Blue Mountains near Sydney - Blá Bheinn!! I decided to use the Gaelic spelling in order to promote the language in a small way

Thomas Bell Ferguson   Dumfries, Scotland - 15th January 2005   Click to email this visitor

I first came to the Isle of Skye in the year 1945, staying with relatives at Eabost, Loch Bracadale. There was no running water and we drew water from a nearby well. Lighting was by Tilley lamp and methylated spirit lamp, and candles were used to light our way to bed. Despite the lack of modern conveniences (no inside OR outside toilets) I fell in love with the place and can remember the great excitement when my summer holidays drew near when yet another visit to The Misty Isle was to be made. The happiest times of my life were spent on this magical island and when the sun deigned to appear it was a paradise on earth!!!’

Bella Mclean   Elgin, Scotland - 11th January 2005   Click to email this visitor

Looking for Skye webcams brought me here and what a wonderful site for all of us who love Skye and its mountains, especially Blaven, with a passion - I will be here often and am so glad I found you

Pam Mcivor   Glenrothes, Scotland - 7th January 2005   Click to email this visitor

The hospitality in Skye surpasses most other places have been a few times and never been disappointed originally came to visit Skye thru the music of Donnie Munro. When he sang with Runrig the island brought the songs to life and gave them more meaning

Magnus Smith   Steinkjer, Norway - 7th January 2005   Click to email this visitor

Bra si ja:)

Roy Tait   Torrin, Isle of Skye - 1st January 2005   Click to email this visitorClick to go to this website

Very best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2005

Andy Smeaton   Middlesbrough, England - 4th December 2004   Click to email this visitor

I spent a lot of my summer holidays in the 70s on Skye and around Torrin and in 1985 finally climbed Blaven with my dad who absolutely adored the mountain and the view from the top was well worth waiting for

David Andrew   Truro, Kernow, England - 25th November 2004  

Great site, you’ve captured the spirit of the place really well!!
Especially like the quote about the sabre-tooth midges. I left Skye with 317 STM memorable impressions!!

Stuart Glover   Nuneaton... just East of Birmingham, England - 13th November 2004   Click to email this visitor

Hi Roy... You pick the best places to get away from it all! Hope everything is going great for you. Love the site, especially the webcams

Nigel Hawkins, Director, John Muir Trust   Edinburgh, Scotland - 25th October 2004   Click to email this visitorClick to go to this website

Site is great!

Paul MacKinnon   Auckland, New Zealand - 15th October 2004   Click to email this visitor

I enjoyed your website immensely. It is a fine tribute to the loveliest place on earth, and all the more because of that humorous slant that is peculiar to Scots. The downside is that it gives me a terrible yearning to return! Many thanks

"Bagger"   Glasgow, Scotland - 5th August 2004   Click to go to this website

Love the website. Blaven is a favourite mountain of mine and it’s great to see such a comprehensive and professional site dedicated to it. I’ve given the site a mention on my hillwalking blog http://bagger.typepad.com

Richard Nicholls   Hixon, Staffordshire, England - 4th August 2004   Click to email this visitorClick to go to this website

Just found this site through Google and very nice it is. I visited Skye for the first time last year and have fantastic memories of climbing Blá Bheinn via the South Ridge route. Stunning mountain and it must rate as one of the best viewpoints in Scotland.
I have some photographs of this stunning peak and also a walk route description on my website www.magicallandscape.com if people would care to pop over and visit

Neil Harris   San Francisco, USA - 15th April 2004   Click to email this visitorClick to go to this website

My Aunt Christine MacKenzie lives in Torrin and my family has various connections to Torrin - to the old schoolhouse and many of the crofting families in the village. My father used to take us up Blá Bheinn every year when I was 5years upwards also fishing on Slapin and swimming during hot summer afternoons. I was there last summer with my own family and Torrin is generally as beautiful as it ever was in my memory!

Judith Williams   Sheffield, Yorkshire, England - 23rd February 2004   Click to email this visitor

Written with a lovely sense of humour - very welcoming yet honest. Thank you

Jarod, Nicole and baby Blaven   Abliene, Texas, USA - 11th February 2004   Click to email this visitor

We named our son after Mt. Blaven!!! We one day hope to see it!!!

Roy Tait   Torrin, Isle of Skye - 1st January 2004   Click to email this visitorClick to go to this website

Best wishes to one and all for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2004

Andy Woodger   Salisbury, England - 23rd September 2003   Click to email this visitorClick to go to this website

While holidaying with friends at Glenelg my wife and our two kids with a youngster from our friends family, spent 4 hours getting to the top. We are so glad we did it and with the day being perfectly clear it was well worth it. The kids were just brilliant, Rachel 15, Michael 11 and Becky also 11 all made it. There are just a couple of piccys of Blaven on my web site www.awoodger.co.uk under the family tab.

Wendy   Dorchester, Dorset, England - 21st September 2003   Click to email this visitor

I agree Blaven is one of the best sights in Scotland. I’ve just spent two weeks on holiday at Torrin and think people living there are very lucky to have such wonderful scenery on their doorstep. Your web site is very interesting. Of course I’ve been pronouncing Blaven all wrong.....I don’t know why maps and english signs spell the words differently to how they are pronounced. It is so embarrassing when we find out we are talking double dutch as far as the locals are concerned! Perhaps I will start a campaign to have this changed!!!

Roy Tait   Torrin, Isle of Skye - 1st January 2003   Click to email this visitorClick to go to this website

A happy new year to everyone from beneath a snow capped Blaven

Martin Finch   Edinburgh, Scotland - 17th February 2002   Click to email this visitor

A visit in the historic month of February 2002!

Roy Tait   Torrin, Isle of Skye - 1st January 2002   Click to email this visitorClick to go to this website

Happy new year everyone. Another year on and Blaven is still there, hidden somewhere in the mist

Colin Millar   Edinburgh, Scotland - 11th December 2001   Click to email this visitor

Nice snow! Might have to steal some of it... Cool pictures too :-)

Andrew Purdon   Edinburgh... umm OK Leith, Scotland - 24th October 2001  

Nice site, whurs the basalt dykes :)?

Charles Robinson   Edinburgh, Scotland - 20th September 2001  

It looks great, where do we stay?

Mark Critchley   Glasgow, Scotland - 22nd August 2001  

Looks like somewhere worth being when look for some pleasant reality, but whose the local ADSL provider? :-)

Jason Stewart   Glasgow, Scotland - 27th May 2001  

Looks very nice - but where are the burds?

Robin Wright   Hamilton, Scotland - 8th May 2001  

What was wrong with RoyTait.com? I don’t associate you with natural beauty Roy!

Roy Tait   Torrin, Isle of Skye - 1st January 2001   Click to email this visitorClick to go to this website

Happy New Year and yes, Blaven is still there!

Colin Rose   Glasgow, Scotland - 30th March 2000  

Natural beauty and harshness combined in the same place, only one word for it - Impressive

Stephen Whitelaw   Glasgow, Scotland - 29th March 2000  

Looks rather rugged - a bit like yourself Roy!

Ross McNaughton   Glasgow, Scotland - 11th January 2000  

Nice Site - I’m just surfing

Roy Tait   Torrin, Isle of Skye - 3rd January 2000   Click to email this visitorClick to go to this website

After spending two weeks in Torrin, looking at Blaven several times a day, I can confirm that it is still there!

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