Locations visited by David Mitchell


Isle of Skye

Portree, where David Mitchell meets the BBC's Norman Macdonald, is the largest town on Skye. For information on visiting Skye, see www.skye.co.uk.


Isle of Skye

Sleat, where David Mitchell visited Kilmore Church, is a peninsula known as the "Garden of Skye" for its combination of dramatic scenery, vibrant colours and wildlife. Its attractions include the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale.

For information on the history of Sleat, visit the Sleat Local History society's website. For more on John Forbes' campaign against people trafficking, click here

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Isle of Skye
IV44 8RQ

01471 888 000

"Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is a unique learning environment where all higher education provision and the running of the College is conducted in Scottish Gaelic – the only such college in the world."

Its library is "committed to developing, and making available, a definitive collection of resources relating to the Scottish Gaelic language, culture and heritage, in order to encourage learning, research and scholarship".

The library is open to the public for reference purposes. Its collections include antiquarian books and journals.

Dunrobin Castle

KW10 6SF

01408 633177

"Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. Dunrobin Castle is also one of Britain's oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the early 1300s, home to the Earls and later, the Dukes of Sutherland."

The castle is open to visitors from April to October. More information on opening hours and prices is available on their website



The village of Tongue, where David Mitchell sees the farm formerly occupied by his great-uncles, offers spectacular views of Ben Loyal. For information on visiting Sutherland, see www.letsgonorth.com.

Image courtesy of the Ben Loyal Hotel

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