Neil and Nelly MacDonald ploughing at Capisdale

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Gazetteer - Sleat Townships

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.


Gillen

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...

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Ferindonald

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...

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Aird

Aird An Aird

During the 18th century this farm was held on a tack. It was then divided into 19 crofts in 1811. By 1860 a 20th croft had been created out of an area called the Black Lots,...

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Armadale

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...

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Kinloch

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...

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