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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Kylerhea

Kylerhea. Caol Reithe (Readh’s strait)

11 crofts

The drovers used to cross their cattle here on their way to the cattle trysts at Crieff and Falkirk. A turf-walled change house served as an inn...

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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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Capisdale

Capisdale Capisdal

This farm was combined with the farm of Tormore in c 1803. Many of the tenants had emigrated to North Carolina. Others, such as the MacSweens, were given crofts elsewhere. A...

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Tormore

Tormore An Tòrr Mòr (the big hill)

Visited by Johnson and Boswell.

The farm was tenanted by a family of Macdonalds until the 1890s when it was let to shooting tenants. Eventually one of these,...

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