Kilmuir, Skye

Kilmuir (Scottish Gaelic: Cille Mhoire) is a village on the west coast of the Trotternish peninsula in the north of the island of Skye. It is in the Scottish council area of Highland and is the only place in Scotland (apart from the Western Isles) where Scottish Gaelic is spoken by about half of the population.[1] Flora MacDonald, who assisted Bonnie Prince Charlie to escape from Scotland after his defeat at Culloden, and fashion designer Alexander McQueen are buried in the cemetery here.

Kilmuir is located in Isle of Skye
Location within the Isle of Skye
OS grid referenceNG384706
Council area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDunvegan
Postcode districtIV55 8
List of places
57°38′56″N 6°23′06″W / 57.649°N 6.385°W / 57.649; -6.385Coordinates: 57°38′56″N 6°23′06″W / 57.649°N 6.385°W / 57.649; -6.385
Flora MacDonald Monument
Skye Museum of Island Life


Within the parish lies Blàr a' Bhuailte (grid reference NG4467),[2] the "field of the stricken", where Vikings are said to have made their last stand in Skye near Loch Leum na Luirginn.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2004) 1901–2001 Gaelic in the Census. (PowerPoint) Linguae Celticae. Retrieved 1 June 2008.
  2. ^ Site Record for Skye, Blair A'Bhuailte, Kilmuir, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland