A model hamlet on the west coast of the Vaternish peninsula of Skye, Stein overlooks Loch Bay a quarter-mile (0.5 km) west of Lusta and 6 miles (10 km) north of Dunvegan. Stein was proposed by British Fisheries Society as one of several new fishing villages intended to promote economic development in the Highlands. Grand plans were drawn up by Thomas Telford (1757 - 1834) in 1785 and building began two years later, but the scheme was never completed. In contrast to the likes of Tobermory and Ullapool, Stein was unsuccessful, possibly because the land allocated to the people who were brought here was sufficiently generous that they could survive without need for the sea. Having made losses of around £3000 on this project, the Society sold out in 1837.

Waternish House lies a quarter-mile (0.5 km) to the north.

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