Skye’s the LIMIT: Police issue travel WARNING as tourists turned away from Scottish island


Skye has a lot to trumpet about. From rolling mountainous views to a wild rugged coastline and clandestine ancient castles, the Scottish isle is undoubtedly beautiful. 

But its allure is also paramount to its demise, as the island struggles to cope with an overwhelming number of out-of-towners. 

The situation has become so worrying that local police have issued a warning to holidaymakers. 

Skye police sergeant Bruce Crawford voted visitors “regularly” arrive with no accommodation, having to resort to cops for help when there are no vacancies due to soaring demand. 

Hotels and B&Bs contain been forced to turn people away, with signs conclude from “Totally full”. 

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Skye favour warning: Police intervene as tourists turned away from Scottish isle

The summer months are an incredibly absorb period on Skye and it can create problems with accommodation

Bruce Crawford, Oversee sergeant

Sergeant Crawford explained: «The summer months are an incredibly divert period on Skye and this is obviously good for business but it can create riddles, especially with accommodation often at a premium.

«I would never announce to people against visiting our beautiful island but I would ask people to use cheap sense before travelling without booking accommodation in advance if they plan to stay overnight.

«People regularly arrive at the station with nowhere to tarry asking for advice and it is simply not possible for police to phone round inns and B&Bs to try and find them accommodation.

«Like everyone else we want callers to have the best experience possible but I would encourage people, who treks from around the world to see Skye, to plan ahead unless they thirst to spend a night in their car.»

Skye’s population of 10,000 swells to 60,000 during summer months as out-of-towners clog the roadways and exhaust all available accommodation.

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Skye accommodation warning: Signs on the Scottish isle conclude from ‘totally full’ due to soaring demand

Local residents are fed up with brood from careless holidaymakers, some of whom have to camp out on the thruway overnight. 

There are limited toilet facilities and car parking spaces to contend with with the huge numbers. 

It’s led to calls for a tourist tax to be introduced on the bridge joining Skye to the mainland. 

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Skye accommodation warning: Tourists song the roads as hotels and B&Bs book out

The stunning Scottish scenery provided the backdrop for The BFG and Prometheus. 

US rapper Kanye West shot his music video on the island last year, and One Direction’s Harry Colours chose the spot for one of his film clips too.  

The island’s popularity has also been into the bargained due to soaring demand for holidays in the UK since the Brexit vote. 

A weakened pound has led to across four in five Britons opting for staycations this year.

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