Why do they call it the Black Isle?

Why do they call it the Black Isle?

The name of this Highland peninsula is thought to derive from the Scots Gaelic eilean meaning ‘island’ and dubh meaning ‘black’; the latter most likely a reference to the dark fertile soil.

Is Black Isle worth visiting?

The Black Isle is great for both mountain bikers and leisure cyclists. Learnie Red Rock offers some thrilling graded forest trails, and the area is criss-crossed with quiet back roads and gentle tracks. Rosemarkie is well known for its Pictish stones, a number of which can be seen in Groam House Museum.

Where is the Black Isle Scotland?

Scottish Highlands
The Black Isle (Scottish Gaelic: an t-Eilean Dubh, pronounced [ən̪ˠ ˈtʲʰelan ˈt̪uh]) is a peninsula within Ross and Cromarty, in the Scottish Highlands.

How big is the Black Isle?

approximately 16 miles
In reality a peninsula, the Black Isle extends approximately 16 miles/25km from its somewhat arbitrary landward boundary between Beauly and Conon Bridge to its extremity at Cromarty, and measures roughly 6 miles/ 10km in width.

Who owns the Black Isle?

Black Isle Brewery

Location Munlochy, Highland, Scotland
Opened 1998
Owned by Independent
Website www.blackislebrewery.com
Active beers

Where are the dolphins on the Black Isle?

Chanonry Point
The North of Scotland has many locations where it’s possible to spot dolphins or other marine life. However, probably the best opportunity to see the Moray Firth dolphins lies at Chanonry Point on the Black Isle.

Where is the best place to start the NC500?

How you tackle the NC500 is your call, but we recommend starting at Inverness and travelling anti-clockwise. This way, you will tackle the really wee little-twisted roads at the end of your trip rather than straight away. Once you’re used to the smaller roads you’ll feel more confident too.

When did Black Isle shutdown?

The company was closed in late 2003, when Interplay went into financial challenging times but never bankrupt. Interplay revived the Black Isle name in August 2012 with the intention of producing new role-playing games under that label. Black Isle Studios released Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance remastered in May 2021.

What time of year is best to see dolphins in Scotland?

The best time to see dolphins in Scotland is the summertime from the end of May until September, though dolphins are here throughout the year. Best time of the day to see dolphins are in the low tide time in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

What time of day is best to see dolphins?

Dolphins are most active at the crack of dawn, between 10 am and noon, and from 2 pm till dusk. A great pair of telephoto lenses or binoculars can be invaluable tools to spot dolphins easily.

Is the NC500 signposted?

There are brown tourist NC500 signs around the Scottish Highlands. What is this? You will see lots of Highlands attractions with brown signs t00. The local towns and villages will be signposted so look out for where you are going next.

Can you do the NC500 in a motorhome?

It DOES NOT apply to motorised vehicles such as campervans or motorhomes. We would recommend that you make use of the wonderful camping and caravan sites along the route.