Portree is the major town on the sparsely populated Isle of Skye, an island off northwest Scotland. As the regional center and a very popular tourist stop this village of 3,000 would make a great place for an outdoor loving retiree to settle down. There is a very pretty downtown, a fishing port harbor worthy of a postcard, and beautiful mountains surrounding it. An ample choice of good restaurants and shops provide places to go. Many tourists make Portree their headquarters while exploring the Isle of Skye. The permanent population is 3,000 but can swell to a much bigger number during the summer tourist season.