Sligachan

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Coordinates: 57°17′22″N 6°10′32″W / 57.289334°N 6.175554°W / 57.289334; -6.175554

Sligachan
Scottish Gaelic: Sligeachan
Sligachan is located in Isle of Skye
Sligachan
Sligachan
 Sligachan shown within the Isle of Skye
OS grid reference NG485298
Council area Highland
Lieutenancy area Ross and Cromarty
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF SKYE
Postcode district IV47
Dialling code 01478
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Scottish Parliament Ross, Skye and Inverness West
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Sligachan (Scottish Gaelic: Sligeachan) is a small settlement on Skye, Scotland. It is close to the Cuillin mountains and provides a good viewpoint for seeing the Black Cuillin mountains.

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Sligachan Hotel
Sligachan Bridge

Sligachan is situated at the junction of the roads from Portree, Dunvegan and Broadford. The hotel was built in around 1830 at this road junction. 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.

Battle[edit]

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.

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