Portnalong

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Portnalong
Scottish Gaelic: Port nan Long
Portnalong is located in Isle of Skye
Portnalong
Portnalong
 Portnalong shown within the Isle of Skye
OS grid reference NG348347
Council area Highland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district IV47 8
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Coordinates: 57°19′32″N 6°24′27″W / 57.325476°N 6.407432°W / 57.325476; -6.407432

Portnalong (Scottish Gaelic: Port nan Long) is a small village on north west of the Isle of Skye on the shore of Loch Harport. Portnalong is Gaelic for "harbour of the ships".[1] It was founded by crofters from Lewis and Harris in 1921.[2]


Portnalong and Fiscavaig are both crofting townships in the North Talisker common grazings where 69 crofters hold in common the sheep stock club that manages that commons.

Lobster pots at Portnalong Pier

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 
  2. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. p. 177. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.