"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.
Carradale Caradail (copse or copse wood dale)
Although the census records several families living here, Carradale was not set out to crofts until 1850. There were 8 new crofts. The tenants came...Read more about Carradale
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
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
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
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