"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.
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
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
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
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
Originally an island at high tide, the channel between Eilean Iarmain and Sleat was drained in the early 19th century. In the rentals and on estate maps this area was often called...Read more about Eilean Iarmain