Skye boutique toasts new neighbour with hopes of bringing a rise in visitor numbers

A boutique hotel in Skye is hoping that its new neighbour will bring a flock of visitors to its door when the attraction opens in March.

The Toravaig boutique hotel is located a few hundred yards away from the local whisky distillery, which began production last spring with its visitor centre due to open next month.

The nine-bedroom boutique, which was voted Islands’ Boutique Hotel and Informal Dining Room of the Year in the 2018 Scottish Hotel Awards, has recently undergone a major refurbishment including the fitting of new carpets, furniture and wallcoverings.

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Now Anne Gunn, who owns the property with her husband Ken, is hoping the new distillery will help bring more visitors to explore the area.

She said: “We’re thrilled that Torabhaig distillery has begun producing lovely malt whisky. It’s another reason for our guests to toast the beauties of Skye.”

The two stills made at Torabhaig distillery are named after the late merchant banker Sir Iain Noble and his widow, Lady Lucilla. Sir Iain, who died in 2010, founded the Edinburgh firm of Noble Grossart and was instrumental in founding Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic college, situated near the distillery on the Sleat peninsula.

The Toravaig is part of the Sonas group which also includes Duisdale and Skeabost Hotels on Skye.



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