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.


Ardvasar

Ardvasar Aird a bhasair

A township of three crofts – one for the ferryman, one for the blacksmith and one for the innkeeper.

The inn was built in the early 19th century to replace the old change...

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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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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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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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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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