The simplest way to get here is to drive over the Skye Bridge from Kyle Of Lochalsh. Set your Sat Nav first for Kyle of Lochalsh, and then follow the signs for Portree once over the Bridge. If you’re coming from the South, you can also travel via Mallaig and take the Ferry to Armadale. Further public transport options are below.

There is a regular coach service from both Glasgow and Inverness to Portree. Book tickets via Citylink.

The nearest train stations are Kyle of Lochalsh & Mallaig. Both require further travel, over the bridge or by ferry. Tickets are available via Scotrail.

Calmac sail from Mallaig to Armadale in the South of the Island, and Tarbert (Harris) or Lochmaddy (North Uist) to Uig in the North of the Island.

The nearest Local Airport is Inverness, the nearest International Airport is Glasgow. Both require further travel.


We operate a small campsite in Portree, a short walk from the Festival site. Tickets for this can be purchase combined with your Festival ticket. There are additional accommodation options available in Portree and the surrounding area. Demand is very high so we recommend booking early. Try the following sites:

Late night transport is limited to taxis. We recommend staying in or as close to Portree as possible.


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The Festival takes place on The Lump in Portree, Isle of Skye. This is a unique peninsula overlooking Portree Harbour, and is the traditional location of Skye Highland Games. The festival entrance is situated on Bank Street.


We operate a small campsite in Portree, a short walk from the Festival site. Tickets for this can be purchase combined with your Festival ticket.

There are three types of tickets available for the festival: Weekend, Weekend Camping & Day Tickets.

The different ticket tiers just refers to the price of the ticket. The lower tier tickets are cheaper, but there’s less of them – so the sooner you book the more you save.

You cannot bring food or drink on site. There will be a wide variety of food and drink available to purchase.

Plenty of car parking is available for free around Portree. The best place to park is Bayfield Car Park, a couple minutes walk from the festival site.

Sorry, we’re not able to allow dogs on site.

Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by someone over the age of 18 (maximum of two under 16’s per adult over 18).

Skye Live 2018 Children’s ticket details will be announced along with general on sale in early 2018.

The following type of ID are accepted on site:

  • Current UK or Overseas Driving License/ Provisional License Photocard
  • Current UK or Overseas Current Passport
  • Overseas Only Valid National ID card
  • UK only 18 + PASS scheme card
  • Young Scot Cards
  • Ireland Age Card
  • Forces I.D Card.

Photocopies / Pictures are not accepted, please bring original document.

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