Neil and Nelly MacDonald ploughing at Capisdale



Ardvasar Smithy

The Smithy was originally located on the site where Ardvasar School now stands. When the school was built in 1877, the Smithy was shifted to a new site on the hillside behind the Shop. At that...

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History of Churches in Sleat


Kilmore Church

Various sources suggest that the site of Kilmore Church was a place of pagan worship before the Christian era. There is a tradition that St Columba landed on the shore...

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Large-scale emigration from Sleat probably began at much the same time as in the rest of Skye. This was the early 1770s when emigration from Skye to North America really began. The favoured...

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Sleat War Memorial, Kilmore

The Sleat War Memorial is a granite obelisk on a hillock just to the north of the parish church at Kilmore. It includes names from both world wars. There are also a number of war graves in the...

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Population Table

A simple chart showing population trends in the parish between 1755 and 2001.


This chart is based on information from the censuses taken every 10 years from 1801, and Dr Alexander Webster’s...

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