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English nameKilchrist
Gaelic nameCill Chriosd

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeReligious ~ Cràbhach
Post townIsle of Skye
Postcode areaIV49
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG617207
Type of nameBuilding ~ Togalach


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Language notes 
SourcesCill Chrìosd: Dwelly
Cill a’ Chrò, formerly Cille Chriosd name changed by MacKinnon.: Robertson MSs

This name was gathered as part of a local research project on the place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye and was published in a booklet by SNH and AÀA. The Following quote appears in that booklet:

“The church in Ashaig is called Cill Aisig, ‘the church of Ashaig’. A local story tells that the bell of this church always rung of its own accord at sunset on Saturday and at sunrise on Monday. Because of this, the bell was removed to the main parish church of Strath at Cill Chriosd near Torrin, but it thereafter discontinued its voluntary ringing.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: Place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye (Scottish Natural Heritage 2015): 40
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