Earlish is situated on the West coast of the Trotternish peninsula 14 miles North of Portree and 1.5 miles South of Uig (Vik or Uige meaning Bay from Norse). A small crofting settlement, Earlish has been inhabited by the Picts, Vikings and fought over by the Clans. More peaceful times exist today and it provides an excellent base for exploring all of Skye but especially the Trotternish ridge – a geological scar of landslides and cliffs extending from the north at Digg to the Storr Lochs further south. The Fairy Glen provides a gentle walk through an area just outside Uig formed by miniature landslides which resembles a place time forgot.
Uig itself provides a brewery, pottery, restaurants, pubs, local shops and a post office in the way of amenities. Uig is the main port providing access to the archipelago that is the Outer Hebrides (Harris and North Uist) via a Calmac ferry. Advance booking is highly recommended for travelling with a motor vehicle during the summer months.