"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.
Kilmore A’ Chill Mhòr (the big church)
The site of the parish church. For more information on the history of the church see under Topics
Kilmore was also the site of a change house or public...Read more about Kilmore
Ferindonald Fearann Dhòmhnaill, Fearainn Dhòmhnaill, (Donald’s land or portion)
A school was built here in 1878. As the school roll declined and other schools in the parish were closed it became...Read more about Ferindonald
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,...Read more about Tormore
Achnacloich Achadh na Cloiche (the field of the stone)
In the mid 18th century the area we now call Achnacloich was joined with the farm now known as Gillen. Together, they were known...Read more about Achnacloich
Tokavaig Tocabhaig (the swelling or boisterous bay, or the bay of the whale)
Dun Scaith, one of the castles in Sleat, is here. According to legend this is where Cuchullin, the Irish hero,...Read more about Tokavaig