"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
Kylerhea. Caol Reithe (Readh’s strait)
The drovers used to cross their cattle here on their way to the cattle trysts at Crieff and Falkirk. A turf-walled change house served as an inn...Read more about Kylerhea
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
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
Tarskavaig Tarscabhaig(Cod Bay)
When crofting was introduced on Lord Macdonald’s estates in 1811, 31 small crofts were created in Tarskavaig. They were small because the tenants were expected to...Read more about Tarskavaig