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This page presents an overview of the webcams in north west Scotland on or around the Isle of Skye.

The images from the featured webcams below are updated every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click on the webcam image to view a dedicated archive page that includes a captioned view of the most prominent features plus thirty days of images and time-lapse sequences.

Mallaig and Sound of Sleat

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First of two webcams based at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig College near Armadale. Click on the image to open the webcam archive page.

The first of two webcams near Armadale at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

This webcam looks south east from the college across the Sound of Sleet to the fishing and ferry port of Mallaig. The peaks of Sgurr an Eilein Ghiubhais and Sgurr Eireagoraidh are visible on the left. Mallaig is to the right but difficult to see except at night time. If you look out at the right time you might just catch sight the CalMac ferry leaving Mallaig for Armadale or the Small Isles of Rùm, Eigg, Muck and Canna.

Click on an image to open the Mallaig and Sound of Sleat webcam archive for a captioned view of the most prominent features plus access to all the images and time-lapse sequences for the last 30 days.

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Monday 11-Dec
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Tuesday 12-Dec
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Wednesday 13-Dec

Knoydart and Sound of Sleat

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Second of two webcams based at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig College near Armadale. Click on the image to open the webcam archive page.

The second of two webcams near Armadale at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

This webcam looks north east from the college across the Sound of Sleat to "Britain's last wilderness", the Knoydart peninsula. Knoydart is accessible only on foot or by sea. There are regular sailings by Bruce Watt Cruises from Mallaig to Inverie, the sole village on Knoydart. In addition to being home to approximately 100 people, Inverie boasts The Old Forge, the remotest pub on mainland Britain.

Click on an image to open the Knoydart and Sound of Sleat webcam archive for a captioned view of the most prominent features plus access to all the images and time-lapse sequences for the last 30 days.

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Monday 11-Dec
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Wednesday 13-Dec

Broadford Bay

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Broadford Bay with Pabay to the left and the mountains of the Applecross peninsula beyond. The mouths of Loch Carron and Loch Kishorn in the far distance. Click on the image to open the webcam archive page.

This webcam looks outwards from the lounge window of "Moeraki" holiday home at Harrapool by Broadford, Isle of Skye. The water in the foreground is Broadford Bay whilst the mountains of the Applecross peninsula are off to the far left. Between the webcam and the mountains lies the low lying island of Pabay. The entrance to Loch Carron and to Loch Kishorn is in the middle distance whilst some cottages in the hamlet of Waterloo can be seen to the extreme right.

Click on an image to open the Broadford Bay webcam archive for a captioned view of the most prominent features plus access to all the images and time-lapse sequences for the last 30 days.

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Saturday 09-Dec
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Sunday 10-Dec
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Monday 11-Dec
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Tuesday 12-Dec
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Wednesday 13-Dec

Other webcams

All of the webcams listed below are on or around the Isle of Skye. Be aware that the thumbnail image is a representation of the view available from the webcam and is not a live image.

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Badicaul by Kyle of Lochalsh

Views of the Skye Bridge, Skye and Raasay from Badicaul by Kyle of Lochalsh.

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Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle needs no introduction as it will be instantly familiar to anyone who has ever glanced at a tin of shortbread.

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Loch Ness

Loch Ness is home to Nessie. The main road from Skye to Inverness skirts the north bank of this 37km (23 miles) long freshwater loch, Scotland's second largest by surface area after Loch Lomond.

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Plockton

Plockton is a picturesque loch-side tourist trap six miles east of Kyle of Lochalsh. The village shot to fame in the mid-1990s as the location of TV series 'Hamish Macbeth', loosely based on M. C. Beaton's popular novels. Plockton is home Calum's Seal Trips who host this webcam.

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Skye Bridge

This webcam is located at Kyle of Lochalsh on the Scottish mainland and looks out across the Skye Bridge to the Cuillin.

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Skyeskyns

A webcam located at the Skyeskyns tannery on the Waternish Peninsula, north west Skye. This panning webcam looks east towards Loch Bay, Loch Dunvegan, Uist and Harris.

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Sligachan Hotel

This recently reinstated webcam looks outwards from the famous hotel towards Sgurr Nan Gillean, Glamaig and the old stone bridge.

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Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness

The A82 main road from Skye to Inverness passes Urquhart Castle. The castle nestles on the banks of Loch Ness, home of Nessie the Loch Ness Monster . Simply consume a glass or three of Scotlands finest peat-flavoured brown water to increase your chances of seeing her.

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White Heather Hotel

The White Heather is a small family run hotel in Kyleakin, Isle of Skye. The webcam offers views of the harbour, Castle Moil and out across Loch Alsh.

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Traffic Scotland

The Scottish Government Traffic Scotland website offers real time road traffic updates throughout Scotland and their "Live Traffic Cameras" are particularly useful for assessing weather and road conditions. The main A87 route that runs from Invergarry on the mainland to the ferry terminal at Uig on Skye has five traffic webcams;

  • two traffic cameras on the mainland at Clunie, one looking east and the other west;
  • one on Eilean Bàn, the island in the centre of the Skye Bridge;
  • two cameras at Ard Dorch on Skye between Broadford and Sligachan, one looking east and the other west.

The cameras at Clunie and Ard Dorch are fitted with infrared illuminators enabling them to see in the dark.

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