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Bracadale is located in Isle of Skye
Bracadale shown within the Isle of Skye
OS grid reference NG350385
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places
57°21′35″N 6°24′30″W / 57.359625°N 6.408204°W / 57.359625; -6.408204Coordinates: 57°21′35″N 6°24′30″W / 57.359625°N 6.408204°W / 57.359625; -6.408204

Bracadale (Scottish Gaelic: Bracadal) is a settlement and parish on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.[1] It lies on the west coast of the island, west-south-west of Portree, on Loch Beag, an inlet off Loch Harport. Nearby settlements include Struan to the west and Coillore on the opposite shore of Loch Beag.

Bracadale Free Church in Struan

The name could derive from the Old Norse for "juniper dale"[2] or "bracken dale"; or indeed from the Scottish Gaelic breac and dail, meaning spotted valley, or valley of the trout/salmon.


  1. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (26 June 2017). "Bracadale" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  2. ^ no:Einer

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