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Gaelic: Sligeachan
Sligachan Bridge
Island: Skye
Grid reference: NG485298
Location: 57°17’22"N, 6°10’32"W
Post town: Isle of Skye
Postcode: IV47
Dialling code: 01478
Local Government
Council: Highland
Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Sligachan is a small village on the Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. It is close to the Cuillin mountains and provides a good viewpoint for seeing the Black Cuillin mountains.


Sligachan Hotel

Sligachan stands at the junction of the roads from Portree, Dunvegan and Broadford. The Sligachan Hotel was built in around 1830 at this road junction and many early climbers chose this as a spot to start ascents of the Cuillin. Today there is also a campsite and bunkhouse adjacent to the hotel. There is also a small microbrewery, which is operated in the same building as the hotel.


Tradition has it that the Lord of the Isles attacked Skye in 1395,[1] but William MacLeod met the MacDonalds at Sligachan[2] and drove them back to Loch Eynort (Ainort).[1] There they found that their galleys had been moved offshore by the MacAskills,[1] and every invader was killed.[1] The spoils were divided at Creag an Fheannaidh ('Rock of the Flaying')[1] or Creggan ni feavigh ('Rock of the Spoil'),[2] sometimes identified with the Bloody Stone in Harta Corrie below the heights of Sgurr nan Gillean.

Outside links

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about Sligachan)