"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.
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
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
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
This farm was combined with the farm of Tormore in c 1803. Many of the tenants had emigrated to North Carolina. Others, such as the MacSweens, were given crofts elsewhere. A...Read more about Capisdale
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