"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.
Knock An Cnoc (the hill) Cnoc Uaine (green hill)
The site of Caistel Camus, one of the medieval castles in Sleat.
The house is marked on a map dated 1763. The sister of the 6th Lord Macdonald...Read more about Knock
Tormore An Tòrr Mòr (the big hill)
Visited by Johnson and Boswell.
The farm was tenanted by a family of Macdonalds until the 1890s when it was let to shooting tenants. Eventually one of these,...Read more about Tormore
Kinloch Kinloch na dal Ceann Loch na Dàlach (the head of the loch of the waiting)
Lord Loudon (a Campbell) and Duncan Forbes of Culloden, both ardent government supporters, took refuge here in...Read more about Kinloch
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
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