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Portree Isle of Skye
Portree Isle of Skye
Published: 2015/10/15
Channel: SeeScotland
A Few Days In Portree, Isle of Skye
A Few Days In Portree, Isle of Skye
Published: 2016/02/17
Channel: Daniel Mee
IDIOT ABROAD Stupid tourist puts self in danger in Portree Isle Of Skye
IDIOT ABROAD Stupid tourist puts self in danger in Portree Isle Of Skye
Published: 2012/09/05
Channel: spidiq8
Places to see in ( Portree - UK )
Places to see in ( Portree - UK )
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: Places to see in
Skye Live, Portree, Isle of Skye 4K
Skye Live, Portree, Isle of Skye 4K
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: Jan Goris
Scotland - Portree, Isle of Skye
Scotland - Portree, Isle of Skye
Published: 2013/02/23
Channel: TPMVideoChannel
Portree WigWams Isle Of Skye
Portree WigWams Isle Of Skye
Published: 2016/07/21
Channel: Portree WigWams Isle Of Skye
Isle of Skye - Stunning north coastal loop drive from Uig to Portree
Isle of Skye - Stunning north coastal loop drive from Uig to Portree
Published: 2014/09/01
Channel: Nick S
Portree. Isle Of Skye.
Portree. Isle Of Skye.
Published: 2017/08/29
Channel: Riaz Ahmed
Portree Air BnB
Portree Air BnB
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: America One
Rant in the Caley in Portree
Rant in the Caley in Portree
Published: 2014/09/28
Channel: ArabianSkye
Portree in the Skye
Portree in the Skye
Published: 2009/07/15
Channel: lmigl2070
P.S. Waverley`s Cruise Lochalsh to Portree, & Raasay. Part 3 Paddlewheel Damage at Portree.mp4
P.S. Waverley`s Cruise Lochalsh to Portree, & Raasay. Part 3 Paddlewheel Damage at Portree.mp4
Published: 2017/06/11
Channel: Martin Connelly
Portree flight 2
Portree flight 2
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: aliskye2
Isle of Skye - Portree
Isle of Skye - Portree
Published: 2011/01/11
Channel: Tadeusz Słabczyński
The Corries-The Portree Kid-live-Lyrics
The Corries-The Portree Kid-live-Lyrics
Published: 2014/02/16
Channel: Ian Russell
Road Trip Scotland Day 2   Portree, Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and Quiraing
Road Trip Scotland Day 2 Portree, Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and Quiraing
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: Soumyajit Maitra
Portree from 400ft altitude
Portree from 400ft altitude
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: W.J Watt
PORTREE - ISLE OF SKYE - SCOTLAND - BAGPIPES - PIPE BANDS - DRUMS
PORTREE - ISLE OF SKYE - SCOTLAND - BAGPIPES - PIPE BANDS - DRUMS
Published: 2011/10/04
Channel: 1runrig
Jäääär - Sõbra portree
Jäääär - Sõbra portree
Published: 2012/05/31
Channel: marcole53
Sinking Ship In Portree
Sinking Ship In Portree
Published: 2011/01/26
Channel: jack latton
Fort William to Portree in Skye
Fort William to Portree in Skye
Published: 2007/07/08
Channel: SiliconValet2
Scottish Independence Referendum Debate Portree
Scottish Independence Referendum Debate Portree
Published: 2014/07/09
Channel: twkpl
Isle of Skye dashcam video: Portree-Culnacnoc-Staffin-Quiraing-Idrigil
Isle of Skye dashcam video: Portree-Culnacnoc-Staffin-Quiraing-Idrigil
Published: 2017/09/02
Channel: MrGroeneSjakie
The Portree Hotel - Portree - United Kingdom
The Portree Hotel - Portree - United Kingdom
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: Top Travel Destinations
Somerled Square, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Somerled Square, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Published: 2011/07/16
Channel: Nigel Cole
Uig & Portree, Isle of Skye.
Uig & Portree, Isle of Skye.
Published: 2016/05/07
Channel: HazelAgnes48
SCHOTTLAND  Isle of Skye -  Portree, Neist Point, Pipe Band
SCHOTTLAND Isle of Skye - Portree, Neist Point, Pipe Band
Published: 2017/10/03
Channel: Dieter G
Glasgow to Portree on city link bus
Glasgow to Portree on city link bus
Published: 2013/06/14
Channel: Rural Cork
Portree from the lump
Portree from the lump
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: Julian Megicks
Portree Pipers on the Isle of Skye
Portree Pipers on the Isle of Skye
Published: 2016/01/07
Channel: RNZ
Road from
Road from 'Portree' to 'Old Man of Storr'
Published: 2017/04/16
Channel: Roads & Places
Bill Hill : The Portree Kid
Bill Hill : The Portree Kid
Published: 2010/11/06
Channel: KillieKentRadio
2014  Skye Dunvegan Portree
2014 Skye Dunvegan Portree
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: Kevin Smethurst
Portree to Broadford biking, Isle of Skye
Portree to Broadford biking, Isle of Skye
Published: 2015/06/16
Channel: moddingcrazy
Drive to Portree, Isle of Skye
Drive to Portree, Isle of Skye
Published: 2014/08/26
Channel: shashwat misra
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Published: 2012/09/11
Channel: Nigel Cole
Loch Lomond Bikers - West Coast Trip - Armadale to Portree (1)
Loch Lomond Bikers - West Coast Trip - Armadale to Portree (1)
Published: 2015/06/22
Channel: Jim Robin
Skye Trotternish Peninsula #5 - Uig to Portree
Skye Trotternish Peninsula #5 - Uig to Portree
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Scotland from the Roadside
Portree Primary v Kyles
Portree Primary v Kyles
Published: 2014/06/17
Channel: Shinty Camanachd
The Epic: Glasgow - Portree - Glasgow
The Epic: Glasgow - Portree - Glasgow
Published: 2011/09/04
Channel: OchAyetheGNU
Hot Highlands, part 3: Portree
Hot Highlands, part 3: Portree
Published: 2013/08/19
Channel: ducksingel
Corries - Portree Kid (Parody)
Corries - Portree Kid (Parody)
Published: 2009/02/03
Channel: mrsjock1
♫ Scottish Music - Portree (Bill Leslie) ♫
♫ Scottish Music - Portree (Bill Leslie) ♫
Published: 2013/12/08
Channel: glasgow1234
Scotland Roadtrip: Portree to Neist Point
Scotland Roadtrip: Portree to Neist Point
Published: 2016/02/02
Channel: Aaron Thong
At pub in Portree
At pub in Portree
Published: 2009/08/07
Channel: erinannerinann
Portree, Glen Coe and Going Home - Isle of Skye Vlog Days 7 & 8
Portree, Glen Coe and Going Home - Isle of Skye Vlog Days 7 & 8
Published: 2017/02/26
Channel: Tessa Holly
The Isle of Skye Pipe Band - Portree, Scotland
The Isle of Skye Pipe Band - Portree, Scotland
Published: 2015/07/19
Channel: Steve Gibson
Karen Brown
Karen Brown's Viewfield House Hotel, Portree, Scotland
Published: 2011/08/03
Channel: KarenBrownsGuides
Mythical Scotland - A journey from Edinburgh to Portree
Mythical Scotland - A journey from Edinburgh to Portree
Published: 2014/11/27
Channel: Bilhan Silva
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Portree
Portree harbour front 2016.jpg
Portree Harbour
Portree is located in Isle of Skye
Portree
Portree
Portree shown within the Isle of Skye
Population 2,491 [1]
OS grid reference NG483454
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PORTREE
Postcode district IV51
Dialling code 01478
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
Website www.IsleofSkye.com
List of places
UK
Scotland
57°24′43″N 6°11′31″W / 57.412°N 6.192°W / 57.412; -6.192Coordinates: 57°24′43″N 6°11′31″W / 57.412°N 6.192°W / 57.412; -6.192

Portree (Scottish Gaelic: Port Rìgh, pronounced [pʰɔrˠʃt̪ˈtʰɾiː]) is the largest town on Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.[2] It is the location for the only secondary school on the island, Portree High School. Public transport services are limited to buses.

Portree has a harbour, fringed by cliffs, with a pier designed by Thomas Telford.[3]

Attractions in the town include the Aros centre which celebrates the island's Gaelic heritage. Further arts provision is made through arts organisation ATLAS Arts, a Creative Scotland regularly-funded organisation.[4] The town also serves as a centre for tourists exploring the island.[5]

The Royal Hotel is the site of MacNab's Inn, the last meeting place of Flora MacDonald and Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1746.[2][6]

The town plays host to the Isle of Skye's shinty club, Skye Camanachd.[7] They play at Pairc nan Laoch above the town on the road to Struan.

Around 939 people (37.72% of the population) can speak Scottish Gaelic.

The A855 road leads north out of the town, passing through villages such as Achachork, Staffin and passes the rocky landscape of the Storr before reaching the landslip of the Quiraing.

Map of Skye showing Portree


Etymology[edit]

The current name, Port Rìgh translates as 'king's port', possibly from a visit by King James V of Scotland in 1540. However this etymology has been contested, since James did not arrive in peaceful times. The older name appears to have been Port Ruighe(adh), meaning "slope harbour".[8]

Prior to the 16th century the settlement's name was Kiltaraglen ('the church of St. Talarican') from Gaelic Cill Targhlain.

History[edit]

The town had the last manual telephone exchange in the UK, which closed in 1976.[9]

Portree shale[edit]

Portree shale is a geologic association in the vicinity of Portree, the existence of which is linked with potential petroleum occurrences of commercial importance.[10]

In fiction[edit]

  • 'The Portree Kid' was an amusing ballad sung by the Corries.
  • Portree is the home of a fictional professional Quidditch team in the Harry Potter universe called the 'Pride of Portree'.[11]
  • The film Made of Honor partially takes place in Portree. A sweeping shot of the town's main street is shown.

References[edit]

Boats in the harbour at Portree, Isle of Skye
  1. ^ "Census 2011". Population figures Portree and Dunvegan. Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Murray, W.H. (1966) The Hebrides. London. Heinemann. Pages 154-155.
  3. ^ Portree Regeneration (15 September 2007). "Portree". Archived from the original on 17 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "ATLAS Arts - bringing art and audiences together in Skye and Lochalsh". Creative Scotland. Creative Scotland. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Portree" Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved on 15 September 2007.
  6. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate. Pages 173-4
  7. ^ "Skye Camanachd" skyecamanachd.com. Retrieved 26 September 2007.
  8. ^ Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  9. ^ BT History 1976
  10. ^ C.Michael Hogan, (2011) Sea of the Hebrides. Eds. P. Saundry & C.J.Cleveland. Encyclopedia of Earth. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC.
  11. ^ Whisp, Kennilworthy (2001). Quidditch Through the Ages. WhizzHard Books. pp. 31–46. ISBN 1-55192-454-4. 

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