Brothers’ Point

Viewing point and Walk in Isle of Skye

Rubha nam Brathairean (Brother's Point) on the Isle of Skye. In the distance is the waterfall from Loch Mealt and Kilt Rock.
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A short walk out to Rubha nam Brathairean (Brothers’ Point) – a dramatic headland marking the easternmost point of Trotternish. Brothers’ Point, also known as Rubha nam Brathairean in Gaelic, is a dramatic headland in the Isle of Skye which juts out into the Atlantic ocean.

It is believed that Brother’s Point was so-named because a group of monks once called this area home. There is debate as to why the monks first came here, with some believing they retreated to the headland for a life of solitude and others theorising that they were victims of a shipwreck. Archaeological evidence on the Trotternish peninsula suggests Medieval Monks, Iron Age warriors and hunter-gatherers all once walked through the landscape of Skye.

Brothers’ Point is home to a natural rock tower named Dun Hasan. It is believed that this is the remains of a man-made fort.

Although the walk from the car park to the point is 3.5km it takes 1 – 2 hours to achieve.

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Visiting Brothers’ Point

Duration: 20 minutes

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