Neil and Nelly MacDonald ploughing at Capisdale

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Gazetteer - Sleat Townships

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.


Teangue

Teangue An Teangaidh (the tongue or narrow strip of land)

Originally 10 crofts. Croft No 5 was let to the miller at Knock until c 1835. It was then taken over by the tenant of Knock Farm, John...

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Carradale

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...

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Tokavaig

Tokavaig Tocabhaig (the swelling or boisterous bay, or the bay of the whale)

7 crofts

Dun Scaith, one of the castles in Sleat, is here. According to legend this is where Cuchullin, the Irish hero,...

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Calligarry

Calligarry, Calgary, Caileagaraidh (Kali’s enclosure or garden)

20 crofts.

There were originally two parts to Calligarry – Mòr and Beag. Calligarry beag was south of the Teanga Mhòr. It was...

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Ord

Ord An Uird

Originally a farmhouse and steading, with several cottars’ and farm workers’ houses, Ord was the home of the Macdonald family described in the book A Summer in Skye by the poet...

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