ABOUT US
OUR ADDRESS
Skyelight Candles
Upper Garafad
Isle of Skye
IV51 9JX
OPENING TIMES
Monday
10:00 am-05:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am-05:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am-05:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am-05:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am-05:00 pm

Open Easter week until the end of October **
Online sales 365 days of the year
If you wish to visit the shop outside the above time frame, then please call to arrange on 01470 562738

** PLEASE NOTE:

Open from Monday 10th April 2017








WHERE WE ARE SITUATED
Skyelight Candles is situated in Staffin at the north end of the Isle of Skye. 16 miles north of Portree on the A855 or 16 miles south of Uig on the same road. Coming from Portree you will enter Staffin and come through the 40mph road signs, on your right you will see a large white building (church) and Skyelight Candles is directly behind that building. Coming from Uig, you drive through Staffin and just as you are about to leave the township you will see the sign on your left hand side. We would ask that you use our driveway and car park rather than parking in the church.
ABOUT SKYELIGHT CANDLES
A potted history:

Skyelight Candles is situated in Staffin, which is at the north end of the Isle of Skye on the Trotternish Ridge. From our workshop we have a spectacular view of the famous Quiraing and, within minutes, we can walk over the crofting grounds and be overlooking Staffin Bay.

This is the main reason our signature candles came into existence, as these views gave us the inspiration for the Quiraing and Staffin Bay candles that you will see on our shopping pages. We then included the Red Cuillin and, as they say in all good movies, we never looked back!

Skyelight Candles came into being in December 2001 when we had moved to Skye but had very little money left after the purchase of the house and all the work that had to be done on it. It left us with a bit of a quandary: what to do about Christmas presents for our friends. Kevin came up with the idea of making them something personal - but, what? We thought about pottery, painting, jewellery - all too expensive to buy the necessary items to get started. Then we came upon the idea of making them candles. All we needed was some wax, a mould and some wick. So, that's what we did. We made each candle a different colour and design and found that we actually enjoyed doing it, but had no intentions of making any more after that Christmas. That was where it all started. The friends, to whom we had given the candles, had other friends who wanted to know where they had got the candles from and whether they could buy any. So, we set a corner of the garage up as a workshop and made more candles in the freezing cold winter of that year. And it was cold, being in a corrugated garage with no heating - but we were enjoying ourselves and making a little bit of money too!

That is how it all started and, since then, Skyelight Candles has gone from strength to strength. From those humble beginnings in a cold, damp garage to a purpose built workshop. People are still amazed when they come to the shop and see that all the candles are made in such small premises. In fact, many people park in the car park belonging to the church next door, assuming that large building (the church) must be Skyelight Candles! However, we are a small business run nowadays solely by myself and I make all the candles by hand, always experimenting with new ideas and designs. Every candle is unique in that no two are identical.

Our guarantee to all our customers is: If you have a problem with any of our candles then you should send it back to us and we will replace it. We are happy to say that, over the years, we have had only three candles returned out of the thousands we have sold. We use only the best materials and have even had special heather and peat scents developed for us, since the scents that existed before we started making candles didnít resemble the real thing. Our candles are not heavily scented like some brands, as we believe a more subtle scent is much more effective in a room.

So, that's a little bit about Skyelight Candles. We hope you enjoy looking through our shopping pages and remember, if you are buying a candle as a present, we can send your gift directly to the recipient with a little card containing your message or greeting.

Whatever you order, it is made specifically for you - nothing is taken from the shelves. We value our customers and hope that when you receive your candles you will be as happy with them as we were making them.

Nick Wakeham