Sconser is a very small Village in the
central area of the Isle of Skye, on the south
side of Loch Sligachan, 21 miles north of the
Bridge, 12 miles south of Portree.
The Village is popular for Golf, Hiking the
775m / 2,543ft Glamaig Mountain, and Ferries to
Raasay Island with the popular Raasay House
with many outdoor activities.
Click on Map for area Attractions
Camping & Touring Parks in
The top image is of the Main Road north
running through Sconser with the Ferry Terminal
on the right. This small Village has a few
B&Bs, Self Catering properties, and the 9
hole Isle of Skye Golf Club on the south
The second image is of the Ferry Slip and
room. Ferries run every hour taking about 25
minutes to cross to Raasay. You just turn up
and go on these Ferries, buying a ticket before
Raasay has a
number of attractions such as a Distillery and a number of
Raasay House is
the main Accommodation on the Island with a
range of activities such as Archery, Tours, Sea
Kayaking, Sailing, Loch Kayaking, Rock
Climbing, Gorge Walking, Abseiling, and Bird
Raasay House was built for a branch of Clan
MacLeod from 1747.
Mountain is a popular hike on the north
side of Sconser. This is a steep hike with
scree in the steepest places, with the top
giving amazing views.
1500s - a large House was built for Clan
Macleod on Raasay, for the head of that branch
of the Clan.
1746 - the original Clan House on Raasay was
burned by Government Troops after that branch
of Clan MacLeod fought at the Battle of
Culloden. Clan MacLeod on Skye supported the
Govenment at the time of Culloden, so never
took part in the Battle.
1747 - the present Raasay House was
1843 - John Macleod left Raasay House to
emigrate to Australia. The House had a number
of owners over the following years.
1856 - the professional climber John
Mackenzie was born at Sconser. Sgurr Mhic
Choinnich mountain (Mackenzie's Peak) is
one of the toughest Mountains to Hike on
1937 - Raasay House began being used as a
1960 - the Sporting Hotel closed.
1976 - the Ferry terminal was completed at
Sconser with the MV Raasay Ferry
operated on the Sconser to Raasay route capable
of carrying 6 cars. Before this time, a Mail
Steam Ship from Portree was used for the Raasay
1999 - MV Loch Striven
Ferry begins operating on the Sconser to Raasay
route capable of carrying 12 cars and 203
2013 - Raasay House re-opens for
Accommodation with a large number of Outdoor
2013 - MV Hallaig
ferry begins operating on the Sconser to Raasay
route capable of carrying 23 cars and 150
2017 - Isle of Raasay Distillery
opened with Tours available and