All you need to know about Portree

Portree is a town in Skye, Scotland. It’s located in the Inner Hebrides, in an area known for its harbour and cliffs. The town has a population of more than 4,000, and roughly 40% of people living there speak Scottish Gaelic. The town has a warm and temperate climate and sees significant rainfall throughout the year. Its coastal setting provides the perfect backdrop for a stay in a serviced apartment, particularly if you’re heading there for business travel purposes.

Portree traces its origins back to the 18th century and was founded as a fishing village. The name Portree translates to ‘King’s Port’ and is a reference to a visit King James V made there in 1540. During the 1700s, the town was a key hub for Scots sailing to America to flee poverty and remained this way until the 1840s, when the potato famine arrived. It was during this period that Portree began exporting fish all over the world. The activity offered a much-needed boost to the town’s economy and helped turn it into a business travel hub.

Today, Portree is an attractive tourist haunt with banks, churches, restaurants, cafes and gift shops. Popular attractions include the Aros Cinema, Dulse and Brose and Scorrybreac. Other sites worth seeing are Lealt Falls and Skyeworks Gallery. For shopping, head to the local high street, where you’ll find a small selection of stores and boutiques. With a stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment, you can live in touching distance of many these sites, which means lots to do on a business travel excursion to the town.

Portree forms part of the Highland council area and is connected by buses, coaches, and cars. There are more than 40 bus routes which serve the town and roughly 12 coach services. Portree is joined by the A855 road which connects to various villages including Staffin and Achachork. SilverDoor offers serviced apartments close to all such transport links to make your stay as convenient as possible.

No business travel excursion to Portree would be complete without a stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment. Our extensive portfolio of serviced apartments comes highly recommended for its quality corporate accommodation.