Businesses and Employers

The Isle of Raasay is home to many thriving businesses. As well as being essential local services, they also provide valuable and varied employment opportunities for the community. There is a mixture of entry level jobs as well as those looking to add to their experience. If you are interested in the nurse position there may well be employment opportunities for your spouse and/or children either right here on the island or just across on Skye. Raasay’s unique location and accessibility means that it is perfectly possible to commute to work to Skye on a daily basis.

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The Isle of Raasay Distillery

Raasay Distillery started producing spirit in 2017 and has quickly become a central part of the community. Over 10% of the islands’ population are employed between the award winning guest accommodation, visitor centre and production facilities. This has allowed a significant number of the islands’ young people to remain or even move back here to work. The first Raasay single malt was released in 2020. Aside from the whisky, the distillery regularly hosts acclaimed traditional musicians from all over Scotland to perform in its popular Raasay Tunes events.

Phone: 01478 470178

Raasay House Hotel & Activities

Raasay House Hotel is a historic Clan mansion which has 20 bedrooms of varying styles and has accommodation to suit every taste and budget.

As well as providing a range of accommodation from deluxe to economy, Raasay House provides a range of outdoor activities, boat trips and bike hire. With a core team operating through the winter there are many employment opportunities in this bustling family run business. 

The Restaurant, Café and friendly Bar offer a delightful range of dining experiences all with stunning views across the Sound of Raasay to the Cuillin Mountains of Skye. 

Raasay House Hotel is a real local gathering place. The hotel is both family and dog friendly and the community often joins in with events like quiz nights and musical performances. Raasay House Hotel has a games room with a pool table and foosball for customers to use.

Phone: 01478 660300


From a luxury hotel and cosy Bed and Breakfasts to a comfortable Bunkhouse, there is accommodation on the Isle of Raasay to suit every taste and budget.

Raasay House Hotel

Isle of Raasay Distillery Accommodation

Allt Arais Bed & Breakfast

Oystercatcher House Bed & Breakfast