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.


Kinloch

Kinloch Kinloch na dal Ceann Loch na Dàlach (the head of the loch of the waiting)

Lord Loudon (a Campbell) and Duncan Forbes of Culloden, both ardent government supporters, took refuge here in...

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Aird

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,...

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Knock

Knock An Cnoc (the hill) Cnoc Uaine (green hill)

The site of Caistel Camus, one of the medieval castles in Sleat.

The house is marked on a map dated 1763. The sister of the 6th Lord Macdonald...

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Tarskavaig

Tarskavaig Tarscabhaig(Cod Bay) When crofting was introduced on Lord Macdonald’s estates in 1811, 31 small crofts were created in Tarskavaig. They were small because the tenants were expected...

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Ostaig

Ostaig (East Bay - a Norse place name)

In the 18th century Ostaig was divided into two parts - Ostaig Mòr and Ostaig beag. In 1733 Ostaig Mòr was in the hands of the dowager Lady Macdonald, widow...

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