"Preserving the history of the parish of Sleat on the Isle of Skye"
Ostaig (East Bay - a Norse place name)
In the 18th century Ostaig was divided into two parts - Ostaig Mòr and Ostaig beag. In 1733 Ostaig Mòr was in the hands of the dowager Lady Macdonald, widow of Sir James Macdonald of Sleat. The minister of Sleat was living here at the time of Johnson and Boswell’s visit in 1773.
By the 1820s when the steading was built, the farm was rented by Major MacDonald of Belfinlay who had fought in the Napoleonic Wars. The steading is now the Arain Ostaig campus of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.
Ostaig Farm Cottage