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Kilmuir, Highland

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Kilmuir, Highland

Kilmuir is a village on the west coast of the Trotternish peninsula in the north of the island of Skye. It is in the Scottish council area of Highland and is the only place in Scotland (apart from the Western Isles) where Scottish Gaelic is spoken by over 50% of the population. Flora MacDonald who assisted Bonnie Prince Charlie to escape from Scotland after his defeat at Culloden, is buried in the cemetery here.
Post townDunvegan
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyInverness-shire
OS GridNG3870
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

Kilmuir, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kilmuir.-- par. and hamlet, in N. of Skye island, Inverness-shire - par., 34,225 ac., pop. 2562; hamlet, on NW. coast, 5 miles N. of Uig; P.O.; in the churchyard an Iona cross marks the grave of Flora Macdonald (1721-1790).

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