"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.
Originally an island at high tide, the channel between Eilean Iarmain and Sleat was drained in the early 19th century. In the rentals and on estate maps this area was often called ...Read more about Eilean Iarmain
Teangue An Teangaidh (the tongue or narrow strip of land)
Originally 10 crofts. Croft No 5 was let to the miller at Knock until c 1835. It was then taken over by the tenant of Knock Farm, John ...Read more about Teangue
Kylerhea. Caol Reithe (Readh’s strait)
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
Kilbeg A’ Chill Bheag (the little church).
Set out to crofts in 1811, it was cleared a few years later and the farm was merged with that of Ostaig.
Now the site of the Sleat Medical Practice and ...Read more about Kilbeg
Kilmore A’ Chill Mhòr (the big church)
The site of the parish church. For more information on the history of the church see under Topics
Kilmore was also the site of a change house or public ...Read more about Kilmore