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    Campbell Brodie
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 19 Oct 2012 - 21:59

    Just got back tonight after staying 2 nights in The Cuillin Hills Hotel Portree, the capital of Skye. (It's a really small town but very nice).
    View from the hotel looking down Loch Portree to the Cuillin Hills...
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    ...then you walk in the front door to be confronted with sporran wearing curtains!
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    ...cosy lounge...
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    breakfast room...
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    views of bedroom...
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    ...bought Mermaid some perfume...
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    it was dry so I went up the Quirang and left Mermaid in the car...
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    ...saw a load of cairns that tourists have built over the years...
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    here's an old "blackhouse" which has survived the years...
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    ...and here's one which hasn't...
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    ...seems like I'm topping the bill...
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    All in all, we had a great time and I would recommend the Coullin Hills Hotel to anybody. It was a great place to stay!



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    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 19 Oct 2012 - 22:53

    Why's that thatched cottage called a "blackhouse"?






    Campbell Brodie
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 19 Oct 2012 - 22:58

    3rdforum wrote:Why's that thatched cottage called a "blackhouse"?

    Fecked if I know D. It just is...seems like the ones in Ireland are similar too, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]



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    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 19 Oct 2012 - 23:01

    I can honestly say that I've never heard of the expres​sion( and I'm a very knowledgeable guy don't you know)! Isle of Skye 871748619


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    Campbell Brodie
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 19 Oct 2012 - 23:09

    I was told they were called that with the Highland people we used to holiday with in Wester Ross. The woman was a native Gaelic speaker too.



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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Fri 19 Oct 2012 - 23:26

    Good job they have low windows in that hotel eh. Didnt spoil your view.



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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 20 Oct 2012 - 9:01

    There were a couple of chairs for emergencies. Sorted!



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    Post by Topdog on Sat 20 Oct 2012 - 9:14

    Nice place that.

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