Borve, Skye

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Borve is located in Isle of Skye
Borve shown within the Isle of Skye
OS grid reference NG445485
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PORTREE
Postcode district IV51
Dialling code 01470
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
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57°27′18″N 6°15′40″W / 57.455°N 06.261°W / 57.455; -06.261Coordinates: 57°27′18″N 6°15′40″W / 57.455°N 06.261°W / 57.455; -06.261

Borve or Borbh is a crofting township on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Cottage at Borve, photograph taken in 1946

Dun Borve[edit]

Dun Borve [fort in Gaelic and Norse] is an ancient fort, that was considered a fairy dwelling. When local villagers shouted, The fairies' fort is on fire!., the fairies all fled. The fairies fled when then found out they had been tricked.[1]


  1. ^ Janet Bord (13 January 2014). Fairies: Real Encounters with Little People. Michael OMara. p. 163. ISBN 978-1-78243-244-9.