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.


Camuscross

Camuscross Camus na Croise or Camus Cros (The bay of the cross)

40 crofts

This farm was let out to a tacksman until the end of the 18th century. The original house is very probably the old house...

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Gillen

Gillen Gillean (the gylls or hollows)

The house was built in the early 1800s by Dr Alasdair MacDonald (An Dotair Ruadh). The kitchen of the farmhouse was a famous venue for kitchen ceilidhs and...

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Duisdale

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)....

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Isle Ornsay

Isle Ornsay (Ebb-tide island)

There are the remains of a small graveyard at the southen end of the island.

Isle Ornsay Lighthouse is actually on a small neighbouring island called Eilean Sionnach....

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Achnacloich

Achnacloich Achadh na Cloiche (the field of the stone)

14 crofts

In the mid 18th century the area we now call Achnacloich was joined with the farm now known as Gillen. Together, they were known...

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