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History of Churches in Sleat

Churches

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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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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Emigration

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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Schools in the Parish

Parish School

Until the Education Act of 1872, the main school in Sleat was the parish school. Lord Macdonald paid for the salary of the parish schoolmaster, as he was the only heritor in the...

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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. For There are also a...

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