"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.
Camuscross Camus na Croise or Camus Cros (The bay of the cross)
This farm was let out to a tacksman until the end of the 18th century. The original house is very probably the old house...Read more about Camuscross
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
This farm was combined with the farm of Tormore in c 1803. Many of the tenants had emigrated to North Carolina. Others, such as the MacSweens, were given crofts elsewhere. A...Read more about Capisdale
Isle Ornsay (Ebb-tide island)
There are the remains of a small graveyard at the southen end of the island.
Isle Ornsay Lighthouse is actually on a small neighbouring island called Eilean Sionnach....Read more about Isle Ornsay
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