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Skye (disambiguation)

Skye is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

Skye may also refer to:


Skye, or the Isle of Skye (; or Eilean a' Cheò), is the largest and most northerly major island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The island's peninsulas radiate from a mountainous centre dominated by the Cuillins, the rocky slopes of which provide some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the country. Although it has been suggested that the Gaelic Sgitheanach describes a winged shape there is no definitive agreement as to the name's origins.

The island has been occupied since the Mesolithic period and its history includes a time of Norse rule and a long period of domination by Clan MacLeod and Clan Donald. The 18th-century Jacobite risings led to the breaking up of the clan system and subsequent Clearances that replaced entire communities with sheep farms, some of which also involved forced emigrations to distant lands. Resident numbers declined from over 20,000 in the early 19th century to just under 9,000 by the closing decade of the 20th century. Skye's population increased by 4 per cent between 1991 and 2001. About a third of the residents were Gaelic speakers in 2001, and although their numbers are in decline this aspect of island culture remains important.

The main industries are tourism, agriculture, fishing and forestry. Skye is part of the Highland Council local government area. The island's largest settlement is Portree, known for its picturesque harbour. There are links to various nearby islands by ferry and, since 1995, to the mainland by a road bridge. The climate is mild, wet and windy. The abundant wildlife includes the golden eagle, red deer and Atlantic salmon. The local flora is dominated by heather moor, and there are nationally important invertebrate populations on the surrounding sea bed. Skye has provided the locations for various novels and feature films and is celebrated in poetry and song.

Skye (name)

Skye is both a surname and a given name. Notable individuals with the name include:


  • Alexis Skye
  • Azura Skye (born 1981), American actress
  • Brittney Skye (born 1977), American pornographic actress and director
  • Brooke Skye
  • Ione Skye (born 1971), actress
  • Obert Skye, author of the Leven Thumps book series

Given name:

  • Skye McCole Bartusiak (1992-2014), American actress
  • Skye McNeil (born 1978, American Politician from Oklahoma
  • Skye Edwards (born 1974), English singer for the band Morcheeba
  • Skye Sweetnam (born 1988), Canadian singer

Fictional characters:

  • Skye, real name Daisy Johnson, a character from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Skye, a talking dog from PAW Patrol
  • Skye Nakaiye, a character from The Puzzle Place
  • Skye Alexandria Tate, a character in Terra Nova
Skye (Charlotte)

Skye, formerly known as The Park, is a 22-story building under construction at Caldwell and Third Streets in Charlotte, North Carolina that includes a 172-room Hyatt Place hotel opened October 15, 2013, and a 67-unit condominium development.

In 1985, developer Pete Verna built the Charlotte National Building and a parking garage designed to be the base of a skyscraper. Both structures were four stories; the Charlotte National Building included the facade of the First Citizens Bank building which was demolished for First Citizens Plaza. Architect/preservationist Jack Boyte described the reconstructed facade as "classical Greek temple architecture."

In 2000, downtown Charlotte's first luxury condominium development, The Park, was announced. The project was delayed by an uncertain economy after the September 11 attacks. Originally, Charlotte's second tallest residential building was to have 126 units, but the number changed to 105 units so they could be larger; sizes would range from to . Four levels of parking already existed at the site; the fifth through ninth floors would be parking as well. Construction was set to begin in June 2004, with completion in Fall 2005. A rooftop park with a swimming pool was inspired by Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

In January 2006, after many delays, construction was ready to start on the $46 million project, with Verna & Associates as general contractor and 222 S. Caldwell St. Partnership, whose managing director was Pete Verna, as the developer. 80 of 107 units ranging from 1000 to had been sold. Completion of The Park was set for December 2007. In March 2008, with Verna claiming the project was 80 percent finished, work slowed down and eventually stopped. On August 7, lender BB Syndication Services Inc. of Wisconsin bought The Park for $17.9 million in a foreclosure auction. Verna himself eventually filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the project was put on hold. A subsidiary of Small Brothers LLC of Naples, Florida bought the building in 2009 for $4.5 million.

The new developers decided to add more hotel rooms due to the demand that resulted from Charlotte hosting the 2012 Democratic National Convention. However, a month before the convention, Small Brothers Charlotte LLC could only promise that the exterior of the building would look finished. The completion date was 2013, and 14 buyers had taken steps toward purchases.

The ground floor will include of retail space. A first-floor lobby will have "stone flooring and wall panels with wood accents and include imported marble and granite." Hotel guests will use a modernist/ art deco tenth-floor lobby with its own elevators.

Perkins Eastman is the project architect. Cleveland Construction of Mentor, Ohio will complete construction.

The name Skye was chosen because of the views from the planned rooftop restaurant Fahrenheit, to open in January 2014.

The Hyatt Place opened October 15, 2013. More than half of the condominums were already sold.

Usage examples of "skye".

Green Silverhill Columbella Sea Jade Black Amber Seven Tears for Apollo Window on the Square Blue Fire Thunder Heights The Moonflower Skye Cameron The Trembling Hills The Quicksilver Pool The Red Carnelian For Julie Fallowfield, for so many years my friend, agent, and counselor.

The Regulus, Iain, already in cold fury against the Balderites because of the losses they had cost him in his mainland holdings, especially in the Inverness country, called upon his vassals at Lewis, Skye, and Uist for their famous, infamous, dreaded Scots-Dane axementhose professional man-killers known in Ireland as galloglaichesand remorselessly held his own at Islay against the Kennedys and the rest while he awaited the arrival of enough force to counterattack.

You will make your own landing dirtside, and team up with Finlay Campbell and Julian Skye.

Grim with realization, Skye showed him the readouts on his handheld sensor.

Then trembling yet through feare, the Squire bespake,That Geauntesse Argante is behight,A daughter of the Titans which did makeWarre against heauen, and heaped hils on hight,To scale the skyes, and put Ioue from his right:Her sire Typhoeus was, who mad through merth,And drunke with bloud of men, slaine by his might,Through incest, her of his owne mother EarthWhilome begot, being but halfe twin of that berth.

True, Skye didn't exactly hide the fact, but I didn't even know my mother knew who he was, let alone that he was gay.

Skye would rather put on a baseball cap backward and run grinning through the dust than play with dolls and dream about the New Kids on the Block.

Daphne arrived late and complained about being held up in a traffic jam on her way back from Sloane Square, while the colonel traveled down from Skye without a murmur.

Now mind your own business, and Skye, stop being such a tough cookie.

We made eye contact and I knew without a doubt that she was thinking about my vision of Skye getting hit by that car.