"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.
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...Read more about Capisdale
Point of Sleat Rudha Shlèite sometimes called Dearaneach or An Doireannach
Five crofts were created here in 1850. These were by no means the first inhabitants of Point. Traces of Mesolithic...Read more about Point of Sleat
Calligarry, Calgary, Caileagaraidh (Kali’s enclosure or garden)
There were originally two parts to Calligarry – Mòr and Beag. Calligarry beag was south of the Teanga Mhòr. It was...Read more about Calligarry
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...Read more about Ord
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....Read more about Isle Ornsay