"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.
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,...Read more about Aird
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 to...Read more about Tarskavaig
Armadale Armadal (the Bay of the Dale)
The Macdonalds of Sleat had a house here, possibly a fortified tower house, from at least the 1600s. In 1814 work started on the building which became...Read more about Armadale
Duisdale Duisdail (The misty or gloomy dale or glen)
In the 18th century rentals several townships (eg Ostaig, Calligarry, Tarskavaig) were divided into two - Mòr and Beag (large and small)....Read more about Duisdale
Camuscross Camus na Croise or Camus Cros (The bay of the cross)
This farm was let out to a tacksman until the end of the 18th century. The original house is very probably the old house...Read more about Camuscross