The Isle of Skye is the third-largest island of the British Isles (after Great Britain and Ireland). It is situated on the west coast of Scotland between the mainland and the Outer Hebrides. The geology is some of the most interesting and versatile in the UK. In the North, you will find mostly basalt rock, which has a light brown colour and can sometimes form hexagonal blocks (as seen at Kilt Rock). In the very south of the island, you can find some limestone. However, the most dominant feature of Skye would be the Black Cuillins. These steep towering mountains are of volcanic gabbro rock. The whole ridge is a leftover from a large caldera. Next to it are the Red Cuillins, which are of granite rock.
This versatility of landscape makes the Isle of Skye an ideal location for outdoor activities like mountaineering, mountain biking, hiking and sea kayaking. Due to its sheltered location, the east and south of Skye have many sea animals like seals, porpoises, dolphins, otters, sea eagles and much more.