Skye has one Airbnb letting for every 10 homes - a greater proportaion than in central Edinburgh, according to a study.
Frustrated house hunters in the north are pleading for changes to stop the number of homes being used for Airbnb-type holidays, rather than providing much-needed homes for residents.
They are famed for their stunning, pristine beaches, ancient sites and abundant wildlife - though not always the weather.
Airbnb has named the Outer Hebrides as one of the world’s top travel destinations to visit in 2019.
Online holiday accommodation giant AirBnB has been urged to issue “responsible tourism” advice for guests visiting the Highlands - particularly for drivers tackling narrow roads such as on the NC500 route.
Property prices in the north have risen for the fifth quarter in a row, largely due to the popularity of Airbnb, with the average price of a Highland home now standing at a staggering £177,634.
Nine of Scotland’s top 15 destinations on the popular online hospitality service ‘Airbnb’ are in the Highlands and the north-east, bringing millions of pounds to local economies.
Airbnb hosts in Scotland together pocketed £86million during the year to July as the number of guests using the holiday home website for UK bookings surged 81%.
It’s all very nice renting a flat for a weekend away with your mates but what about an entire private island?
It may be expensive, but you can still fall in love with the world’s most romantic city on a budget