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Kilmore


Highland

A small crofting township on the east coast of the Sleat peninsula of the Isle of Skye, Kilmore is located a quarter-mile (0.4 km) southwest of Ferindonald and 1¼ miles (2 km) south southwest of Teangue. Sleat Parish Church (1876) is located here, with the ruins of the Old Parish Church behind (1631 - 1876). A former Minister Rev. John Forbes (1811-63) was a noted Gaelic scholar who wrote a Gaelic grammar and investigated the deaths of three girls from the parish who were taken to the cotton mills of Manchester as forced-labour and published his findings in a book Weeping in the Isles (1853). Forbes was buried next to his church and identified in the BBC Who Do You Think You Are? television programme as an ancestor of actor and comedian David Mitchell. A son of John was Alexander Forbes, who wrote the The Place Names of Skye (1923). Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the Gaelic-language college is located a half-mile (1 km) to the southwest.


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