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Place-names of Skye, and adjacent islands

Alexander Robert Forbes

Place-names of Skye, and adjacent islands

with lore, mythical, traditional and historical : with index

by Alexander Robert Forbes

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Published by Alexander Gardner in Paisley .
Written in English


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Statementby Alexander Robert Forbes.
The Physical Object
Pagination495p. (on 248) leaves :
Number of Pages495
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Open LibraryOL17221475M

An emerald shore receding behind, a sea breeze in your face, a dolphin surfing the bow wave as escort. The magic begins as soon as you board the ferry from Scotland’s rugged west coast and head for the Hebrides, a scattering of over 50 inhabited islands that take in the stirring mountainscapes of Skye and the green jewel of Iona, the whisky paradise of Islay and the stern ancient stones of. Isle of Skye. Skye is a distillation of all that is wonderful about Scotland. The scenery is sublime, the wildlife rare and unique, and there is a strong cultural side to the island, as a place that has been home to poets and a setting for novels such as To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Red deer and golden eagles can be seen on Skye, with many of the islanders still maintaining the Author: Matthew Keyte.

Lochalsh is a district of mainland Scotland that is currently part of the Highland council area. It is a hilly peninsula that lies between Loch Carron and Loch Alsh. The main settlement is Kyle of Lochalsh, located at the entrance to Loch Alsh, opposite the village of Kyleakin on the adjacent island of Skye.A ferry used to connect the two settlements but was replaced by the Skye Bridge in The Gaelic name for the Isle of Skye is Eilean a Cheo which means the Island of Mist (cited in the book Landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye by Stephen Whitehorne) or Misty Isle. Anyone who has had the pleasure of staying on Skye will know that this nickname comes from the low lying mist that can add extra beauty to the hills.

They had one son, Alexander Robert, an assistant keeper of the Court of Session's minute book and Gaelic scholar who published Gaelic names of beasts (mammalia), birds, fishes, insects, reptiles, etc. and Place-names of Skye and adjacent : Overview of Skye, the largest and most northerly of the Inner Hebrides islands of Scotland. It is the nearest of these islands to the mainland, which lies only a few hundred yards away at Kyleakin, where the Skye Bridge provides access to the mainland by road. It lies within the Highland council area.


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Now in colour and 25% larger, this is the definitive reference to the Scottish islands, and one of the best Scottish books on any subject you'll ever see. Read our full review. ISBuC: A to Z of placenames on the Isle of Skye.

A to Z of placenames UPPERCASE or (italic) indicate Area headings. Select a placename to access the Area description. The Inverness-shire OS Name Books are divided into three sections - Mainland, Skye and the Outer Islands.

The Skye volumes (OS1/16) provide information on the place names found in the insular. Thinking about my own answer in sweet_Ol's thread, 'Isle of Skye - 10 days - Suggestions?' about reading books about Skye while in Skye got me thinking about reading material for my upcoming trip to Skye in August.

As I said, I enjoyed Otta Swire's, 'Skye: The Island and its Legends' and 'A Summer in Skye' by Alexander Smith (and will enjoy them again now I'm visiting a different area. The Isle of Skye is Located on the West Coast of Scotland in the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

Skye is one of the most visited parts of the UK. The Island is 50 miles long and 25 miles wide. The capital is Portree, other villages include Dunvegan, Staffin, Uig, Carbost, Broadford, Kyleakin and Armadale. This item: Skye Pocket Map: The Perfect Way to Explore Skye by Collins Maps Map $ Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).

Ships from and sold by (6). The Isle of Skye, commonly known as Skye (/ s k aɪ /; Scottish Gaelic: An t-Eilean Sgitheanach or Eilean a' Cheò), is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The island's peninsulas radiate from a mountainous centre dominated by the Cuillin, the rocky slopes of which provide some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the t elevation: Sgùrr Alasdair metres (3, ft).

In the Dean of Lismore’s Book, in a poem composed to one of the Macleods of Dunvegan, Skye is termed “ Clar Sgith," board or surface of land of Sgith, or Scots (sgith, pron. sgee) “ Sgitheanach,” Scottish place or land, as Skye is said to have been held in. The Inverness-shire OS Name Books are divided into three sections - Mainland, Skye and the Outer Islands.

The Skye volumes (OS1/16) provide information on the place names found in the insular island parishes of Inverness-shire in the mid-late 's. These parishes include Bracadale, Strath, Duirinish, Kilmuir, Portree, Sleat, Snizort, and Eigg.

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At Skye’s Gaelic speaking FE college, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, David meets librarian Christine Cain. Alexander, he learns, also wrote a guide to the Gaelic names for animals.

When.The Isle of Skye (an t-Eilean Sgiathanach in Gaelic) takes its name from the old Norse sky-a, meaning ‘cloud island’, a Viking reference to the often-mist-enshrouded Cuillin Hills. It’s the second-largest of Scotland’s islands, a mile-long patchwork of velvet moors, jagged mountains, sparkling lochs and towering sea cliffs.