I understand there have been some fantastic sightings of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) over the past few nights. Sadly I have never seen them on Skye as it is usually guests in the cottage who see them! It is a great place to see the Northern Lights though - every winter on many nights. Green Pastures Cottage is situated in an area where there are no lights at all, so it is perfect for seeing the Aurora. Below is an image taken by a previous guest at the cottage.
Its amazing that something which actually is just a science phenomena can be so startlingly beautiful and "otherwordly". I wonder when I do see the Aurora what our stone age ancestors thought when they saw them!