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Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross

A strong and sustainable area with a highly educated workforce.

About Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross

From the highest peak, to mystical pools and one of the best drives in the world, Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross have the monopoly on A-list natural attractions.

But while Ben Nevis, the Isle of Skye’s Fairy Pools and the Bealach na Ba road draw visitors by the thousands, there’s more to this area of the vast western Highlands than mere world-class natural beauty.

Rich in natural produce, food and drink is a key local employer, with companies such as Mowi farming salmon exporting globally.

The area’s schools are among the strongest in the country, with a high proportion of school pupils going on to higher education. West Highland College, University of the Highlands and Islands has 10 centres in the region, delivering further and higher education including degree courses.

From Fort William to Portree, film crews have amplified the stunning landscapes of one of Scotland’s most photogenic regions all around the world. Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross have made silver screen appearances in Prometheus, Macbeth, James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough and many more.

We’re really pleased to have secured support from HIE, enabling us to take the next step in expanding our business. It’s great to be able to schedule more trips to St Kilda with confidence, and the additional attraction of trips to Harris and the Shiants.
Kenneth MacKinnon, SeaSkye Marine



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