"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.
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
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
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
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...Read more about Gillen
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