Neil and Nelly MacDonald ploughing at Capisdale

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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.


Point of Sleat

Point of Sleat Rudha Shlèite sometimes called Dearaneach or An Doireannach

Five crofts were created here in 1850. These were by no means the first inhabitants of Point. Traces of Mesolithic...

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Calligarry

Calligarry, Calgary, Caileagaraidh (Kali’s enclosure or garden)

20 crofts.

There were originally two parts to Calligarry – Mòr and Beag. Calligarry beag was south of the Teanga Mhòr. It was...

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Aird

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,...

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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...

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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...

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