Every spring, the ice cold snow melt from the Red Coullin tumbles down these slopes on the Isle of Skye. The pure mountain water dissolves a little of the limestone each year, creating beautiful curves and shapes all along the river gorge. This water, viewed as sacred, tumbling as it does from one of the mountain mothers of Skye, also swirls stone eggs around in the hollow basins of the river bed. Made of marble, they shimmer golden and white, and their smooth bowls hold water which can cleanse and bless all who approach. Known as Fairy Pools, there are water formed basins like these scattered across Skye, and these ones are less frequented than the famous pools in Glen Brittle. The atmosphere is all the more magical for their peace and quiet, and it’s easy to feel time slipping back as you sit at the murmuring tumbling edge of this ancient water.
Our ancestors came here to divine the future, and to seek blessings. The water itself could energise even the most fragile soul. Even now, set in the shadow of the Coullin, with wild flying Rowan and Holly trees springing from its rocky edges, magic feels close to the surface among these watery rocks. Smooth marble pools carved by the mountain stream to soothe the soul and calm the mind. Dip your toes if you dare in the magical waters, and dream. After all, we have all the time we need….