"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.
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
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
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...Read more about Knock
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
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