"Preserving the history of the parish of Sleat on the Isle of Skye"
Different spellings for place names are given; those in italic are the Gaelic version. The meaning of the place names is also given –whether Gaelic or Norse. For more information on local place names see our Place names page.
Carradale Caradail (copse or copse wood dale)
Although the census records several families living here, Carradale was not set out to crofts until 1850. There were 8 new crofts. The tenants came...Read more about Carradale
Duisdale Duisdail (The misty or gloomy dale or glen)
In the 18th century rentals several townships (eg Ostaig, Calligarry, Tarskavaig) were divided into two - Mòr and Beag (large and small)....Read more about Duisdale
Tokavaig Tocabhaig (the swelling or boisterous bay, or the bay of the whale)
Dun Scaith, one of the castles in Sleat, is here. According to legend this is where Cuchullin, the Irish hero,...Read more about Tokavaig
Aird An Aird
During the 18th century this farm was held on a tack. It was then divided into 19 crofts in 1811. By 1860 a 20th croft had been created out of an area called the Black Lots,...Read more about Aird
Ardvasar Aird a bhasair
A township of three crofts – one for the ferryman, one for the blacksmith and one for the innkeeper.
The inn was built in the early 19th century to replace the old change...Read more about Ardvasar