Skye and Lochalsh was a district council area which existed from 1975 to 1996. It was one of eight district councils that delivered a range of local level services within the wider area of Highland Region, which over this period was one of the 12 regions into which Scotland was divided.
Skye and Lochalsh was formed by bringing together the Isle of Skye from the traditional county of Inverness-shire, and the area of Lochalsh, which had previously formed part of the traditional county of Ross & Cromarty. Its neighbours were the districts of Ross & Cromarty, Inverness and Lochaber in Highland Region; and across the Minch, the undivided region of the Western Isles. The council offices serving Skye and Lochalsh were in Portree, and the most significant town on the mainland was Kyle of Lochalsh.
When regions and districts disappeared from the scene in the 1996 reorganisation, the area of Skye and Lochalsh became part of the unitary council area of Highland. Initially Highland Council divided its coverage into eight management areas that were based on the eight districts, and Skye and Lochalsh formed one of them.
Since 2007, Highland Council has divided up its area rather differently into three operational areas. For the council's purposes, the areas previously within Skye and Lochalsh District now forms a part of the "Ross, Skye and Lochaber" operational area.