"Preserving the history of the parish of Sleat on the Isle of Skye"
Originally an island at high tide, the channel between Eilean Iarmain and Sleat was drained in the early 19th century. In the rentals and on estate maps this area was often called Isle Ornsay, as were the inn and shop that were located here.
Originally called a change house, there was an Inn here from at least the 18th century. The current hotel was built in the 1890s.
Isle Ornsay Stores was one of the largest shops on the west coast. The parish doctor also lived here until the 1920s.
The pier was built in the early 19th century. The sheltered anchorage to the north meant that it became an important centre for the herring fleet. The fish were processed here too. Barrels of herring were sent as far afield as Russia.
Isle Ornsay Hotel/Hotel Eilean Iarmain