Welcome to Broadford Scotland
together with nearby Harrapool, is the second-largest settlement on the
Isle of Skye, Scotland, lying on the SW corner of Broadford Bay, on the
A87 between Portree and the Skye Bridge.
Overlooked by the eastern Cuillins, Broadford is in a beautiful tranquil
area as well as having many services available.
Like many places in Skye, Broadford derives its name from Old Norse.
To the Vikings this was Breiðafjorðr - the wide bay. The Gaelic
name is of modern derivation and assumes that the "ford" element
meant a river crossing.
Today's village tends to be treated as a service centre for southern
Skye. It is now the first significant settlement you come to after crossing
the Skye Bridge, and its daily life tends to revolve around the large
car park by the main petrol station and the Tourist Information Centre.
A variety of marine life can be seen at Broadford Bay including otters
and occasionally Orca whales. Birds that can sometimes be spotted at the
bay include the Whooper Swan, Brent Goose, Red-throated Diver and the
Places to stay in Broadford