Isleornsay Inn




Sasaig (South Bay)

10 crofts

There used to be several small shops in the parish. In the 1880s there was one such shop in Sasaig, run by Peter MacDonald, a merchant and fish curer. Later in the 1930s, Donald Nicolson, who had lost his leg in the First World War, also ran a shop in Sasaig.

Sasaig was the home of Donald Archie (aka Archie Mòr) MacDonald (b 1895) who won a bronze medal for wrestling in the Paris Olympics of 1924. An accomplished piper, he acted as Lord Macdonald’s personal piper. He is pictured here on the occasion of the Queen’s visit to Skye in 1956.

Archie Mor

Archie Mòr on the right