"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.
Drumfearn Druim Fhearna (alder ridge)
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
Sasaig (South Bay)
There used to be several small shops in the parish. In the 1880s there was one such shop in Sasaig, run by Peter MacDonald, a merchant and fish curer. Later in the...Read more about Sasaig
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
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...Read more about Ardvasar
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