Local info

Single track roads

This type of road is only wide enough for one vehicle and has frequent passing places.  If you see a vehicle coming towards you or the driver behind wants to overtake, pull into a passing place on your left, or wait opposite a passing place on your right.  Give way to vehicles coming uphill whenever you can.  If necessary, reverse until you reach a passing place to let the other vehicles pass.

passing placewMany passing places are marked by signs but some are not.  Driving onto verges to avoid reversing is not recommended, as cars may be damaged or get stuck in roadside ditches.  It is usual to give a friendly wave as ‘thank you’ if another road user has reversed or waited for you to pass.  It makes all the difference!

Dogs & sheep

Whenever possible it’s best to avoid going near sheep.  Dogs can cause unnecessary worry that may contribute to the premature death of sheep as well as unborn lambs.  In more open country where there are sheep around, keep your dog close at heel and keep your distance from them.  This advice also applies to other farm animals.  If your dog fouls, always bag it and bin it or take it away with you.  Any public general rubbish bin will do.

For further advice and guidance go to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.


Bus service

The only bus service in Braes is the school bus operated by MacDonald Skye Tours.  The timetable is from their website.  The Friday bus returns to Braes earlier than shown in the afternoon; contact the operator for further details.

Rubbish and recycling

There are general waste bins and a blue recycling bin at Braes Village Hall.  There is also a bank of containers in the car park for recycling green, brown and white glass.