"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.
Point of Sleat Rudha Shlèite sometimes called Dearaneach or An Doireannach
Five crofts were created here in 1850. These were by no means the first inhabitants of Point. Traces of Mesolithic...Read more about Point of Sleat
Armadale Armadal (the Bay of the Dale)
The Macdonalds of Sleat had a house here, possibly a fortified tower house, from at least the 1600s. In 1814 work started on the building which became...Read more about Armadale
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
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
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