Torrin is situated in central Sky, 6
miles west of Broadford on the east
coast, 8 miles east of Elgol on the west
coast. Torrin is popular for its Cafe
with incredible views, Picnics by Loch
Slapin, Walking Route through mountains,
Hiking a top mountain, and Climbing.
View a Click on Map for the Area
Attractions and Mountains.
The image top is of the Blue Shed Cafe
at Torrin with views over the Mountains. The
Mountains over Loch Slapin look like Cuillin's,
but are not on the Cuillin Ridge. The Village
is only a few Victorian Cottages and some more
Modern Houses, well spaced out.
The second image is of the Walking Route
to Luib, 6 miles north. The circular route
through the mountains is about 11 miles.
The third image is across Loch Slapin to the
928m / 3,045ft Bla Bheinn
mountain. This is one of the most scenic spots
Bla Bheinn is a top Mountain to hike, also
with a number of climbing routes.
The bottom image is of the road around Loch
Slapin. The road ends at the Harbour Village of
Elgol, about 8 miles west. The views from Elgol
Harbour are amazing as well, looking out to
Sea, and over to the Cuillin Mountains.
1500s - the Christ's Church
is built 3 miles east of Torrin by the
roadside. This was the main Church in the area
until the 1800s. There may have been Christian
Worship on this site as far back as the 600s.
Its ruins are a popular attraction and photo
1707 - Marble and Lime began being extracted
in this area. There is a large Quarry on the
southwest side of Torrin today.
1800s - there were around 120 people living
in the area.
1961 - the Old School closed, it is now used
as the Torrin
Bunkhouse by parties on Outdoor
1970s - Torrin Church closed,
it has since been converted to serve as a
1972 - High Pasture
Cave, under 1 mile southeast of Torrin, was
excavated by students from the University of
London. There have been a number of excavations
since, with the cave passages said to be around
320 meters. Arrowheads found in the cave are
said to be from Nomadic Hunters about 6,000
2001 - a Shop /Cafe was opened by the John
Muire Trust under the name Am Bothan.
2005 - the Shop /Cafe was re-named the Blue
Today - there are five working croft's at
Torrin with cattle and sheep, many grazing
around Loch Slapin, a Sea Loch, with the land
rich in Salt.
There are now about 60 people living in the