"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.
Alltatuath (North Burn)
This farm was cleared of its tenants in the early 1800s. Part of the farm was absorbed into Armadale, including 40 acres of woodland. The southern part was absorbed into...Read more about Alltatuath
Ord An Uird
Originally a farmhouse and steading, with several cottars’ and farm workers’ houses, Ord was the home of the Macdonald family described in the book A Summer in Skye by the poet...Read more about Ord
Achnacloich Achadh na Cloiche (the field of the stone)
In the mid 18th century the area we now call Achnacloich was joined with the farm now known as Gillen. Together, they were known...Read more about Achnacloich
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
Duisdale Duisdail (The misty or gloomy dale or glen)
In the 18th century rentals several townships (eg Ostaig, Calligarry, Tarskavaig) were divided into two - Mòr and Beag (large and small)....Read more about Duisdale