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Elishader is located in Isle of Skye
Elishader shown within the Isle of Skye
OS grid reference NG504651
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Portree
Postcode district IV51 9
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places
57°36′25″N 6°10′43″W / 57.60703°N 6.17852°W / 57.60703; -6.17852Coordinates: 57°36′25″N 6°10′43″W / 57.60703°N 6.17852°W / 57.60703; -6.17852
Crofts at Ellishadder
Mealt waterfall with Kilt Rock behind

Elishader or Ellishadder (Scottish Gaelic: Ealaiseadar) is a small crofting township, situated close to the north shore of the freshwater Loch Mealt, on the Trotternish peninsula of the island of Skye, and is in the Scottish council area of Highland.

The tourist attraction of Kilt Rock is situated to the east of the township; it comprises spectacular sea-cliffs 55 metres (180 ft) tall, made of dolerite rock strata in many different colours.[1] Kilt Rock boasts a dramatic waterfall created from the outflow of Loch Mealt.

The nearest settlement of any size is Staffin, about a kilometre to the north.


  1. ^ "Kilt Rock, Staffin" ukclimbing.com. Retrieved 25 July 2010.