Friday, January 17, 2020
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The Isle of Skye has been named on a list entitled "12 places travelers might want to avoid in 2018."

The list by CNN Travel states that "the infrastructure of Scotland's largest island creaked under the pressure as thousands of tourists in coaches and cars plied its narrow lanes, making a beeline for the remote fairy pools at Glenbrittle, the iconic sunset spot at Elgol and the rocky Old Man of Storr, with traffic snarl ups an inevitable result.

"Eventually the residents of beautiful Skye said enough was enough after complaints of noise, overcrowding and even visitors urinating in public.

"Police advised visitors to stay away unless they had already booked places to stay."

The list went on to suggest travellers explore other islands, such as Rum, Muck, Eigg and Jura or visit Skye outside of the summer.

A link to the list was shared on Skye Free Ads Facebook page, prompting anger from locals.  Facebook user Calum Robert McEachern advised instead: "Simply come prepared with a place to stay and plenty of time to explore the island."


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