Native Bonnie Bluebells on the island of Skye – where to find and enjoy them!
Following rapidly after the defiant white snowdrops of late winter, our islands wild flowers deepen in colour to herald the onset of Spring’s yellows and blues, later flooding into the deep, famous purple of Summer heather. The barley yellow, vigorous wild primrose, smile boldly back at the early Spring sun from every sheltered ‘nook and crannie’ you see. As they burst into bloom all over roadside ditches, the days lengthen and the landscapes colours strengthen. By May the hills are ablaze with vibrant yellow gorse and the brilliant blue of bonnie bluebells (Hyacinthoides non – scripta) bobbing and dancing in the breeze. Traditionally found in the wooded areas of Britain, the thriving island variety, carpets un-grazed crofts, ditches foreshores, and sea-cliffs where their strong sweet scent, is simply divine, on warm sunset evenings. Below are some of the many places you can enjoy them in Skye and Lochalsh.