Neil and Nelly MacDonald ploughing at Capisdale

Menu:

Townships

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.


Gillen

Gillen Gillean (the gylls or hollows)

The house was built in the early 1800s by Dr Alasdair MacDonald (An Dotair Ruadh). The kitchen of the farmhouse was a famous venue for kitchen ceilidhs and...

Read more about Gillen

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 to...

Read more about Tarskavaig

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...

Read more about Kylerhea

Alltatuath

Alltatuath (North Burn)

This farm was cleared of its tenants in the early 1800s. Part of the farm was absorbed into Armadale, including 40 acres of woodland. The southern part was absorbed into...

Read more about Alltatuath

Drumfearn

Drumfearn Druim Fhearna (alder ridge)

10 crofts

Several of the families who had been cleared from Borreraig and Suishnish in Strath in 1852 were resettled here. They were only the latest of...

Read more about Drumfearn