Kilmuir, Skye

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Coordinates: 57°38′56″N 6°23′06″W / 57.649°N 6.385°W / 57.649; -6.385

Kilmuir
Scottish Gaelic: Cille Mhoire
Kilmuir is located in Isle of Skye
Kilmuir
Kilmuir
 Kilmuir shown within the Isle of Skye
OS grid reference NG384706
Council area Highland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Dunvegan
Postcode district IV55 8
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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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 over 50% of the population.[citation needed] Flora MacDonald who assisted Bonnie Prince Charlie to escape from Scotland after his defeat at Culloden, is buried in the cemetery here.

History[edit]

Within the parish lies Blàr a' Bhuailte (grid reference NG4467,[1]), the "field of the stricken", where the Vikings made their last stand in Skye near Loch Leum na Luirginn.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Site Record for Skye, Blair A'Bhuailte, Kilmuir, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland