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Details can be found in free leaflets available from the Tourist Offices on Skye.The Miners Trail (1 hour, stout footwear advisable) goes east towards the disused iron ore mine on the edge of the forest.Quite an expanding population since the early 1990s, now there are just over 10,000 people living on the island (2011 census).
The rock of the Battery is believed to be one of Raasay's symbol stones. Raasay House offers holidaymakers a full range of accommodation, watersports and alsorts of outdoor activities. Once the clan seat of the Mac Leods of Raasay, it can be hired for weddings and corporate events.A souterrain dating back some 2000 years is located at Clachan near the old pier.Called "uamh na rumh" or "cave of the oars", its original purpose is unknown. From the ferry pier it only takes half an hour to walk to the main village - Inverarish - where there is a post office and shop.PORTNALONG Make a stop at Jean Thomas's Loch Harport Gallery which has a variety of her prints and watercolours depicting local scenes including the Cuillin. Cheap accommodation is available at the Portnalong Croft Bunkhouse & Bothies.GLENBRITTLE From the B8009 you can also take an unmarked road south to Glenbrittle, well known for its scenic splendour.
It follows the route of an old incline railway line through the forest and heads towards Suisnish jetty where the furnaces and hopper were located.