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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
Portree Skye, by Sky View Video (Scotland), Remote Aerial Video
Portree Skye, by Sky View Video (Scotland), Remote Aerial Video
Published: 2014/09/25
Channel: Turkey Red Media Ltd.
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
Scotland - Portree, Isle of Skye
Scotland - Portree, Isle of Skye
Published: 2013/02/23
Channel: TPMVideoChannel
Jäääär - Sõbra portree
Jäääär - Sõbra portree
Published: 2012/05/31
Channel: marcole53
Portree WigWams Isle Of Skye
Portree WigWams Isle Of Skye
Published: 2016/07/21
Channel: Portree WigWams Isle Of Skye
Portree postie goes mental
Portree postie goes mental
Published: 2012/01/04
Channel: MiniMessi1996
Rant in the Caley in Portree
Rant in the Caley in Portree
Published: 2014/09/28
Channel: ArabianSkye
Portree from 400ft altitude
Portree from 400ft altitude
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: W.J Watt
Scottish Independence Referendum Debate Portree
Scottish Independence Referendum Debate Portree
Published: 2014/07/09
Channel: twkpl
Sinking Ship In Portree
Sinking Ship In Portree
Published: 2011/01/26
Channel: jack latton
Places to see in ( Portree - UK )
Places to see in ( Portree - UK )
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: Places to see in
Isle of Skye - Portree
Isle of Skye - Portree
Published: 2011/01/11
Channel: Tadeusz Słabczyński
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
Skye Live, Portree, Isle of Skye 4K
Skye Live, Portree, Isle of Skye 4K
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: Jan Goris
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
Scotland Roadtrip: Portree to Neist Point
Scotland Roadtrip: Portree to Neist Point
Published: 2016/02/02
Channel: Aaron Thong
Corries - Portree Kid (Parody)
Corries - Portree Kid (Parody)
Published: 2009/02/03
Channel: mrsjock1
Fort William to Portree in Skye
Fort William to Portree in Skye
Published: 2007/07/08
Channel: SiliconValet2
PORTREE - ISLE OF SKYE - SCOTLAND - BAGPIPES - PIPE BANDS - DRUMS
PORTREE - ISLE OF SKYE - SCOTLAND - BAGPIPES - PIPE BANDS - DRUMS
Published: 2011/10/04
Channel: 1runrig
Portree flight 2
Portree flight 2
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: aliskye2
2014  Skye Dunvegan Portree
2014 Skye Dunvegan Portree
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: Kevin Smethurst
Portree Flight 2A
Portree Flight 2A
Published: 2017/06/06
Channel: aliskye2
The Portree Hotel - Portree - United Kingdom
The Portree Hotel - Portree - United Kingdom
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: Top Travel Destinations
24   The Portree Kid - The Corries
24 The Portree Kid - The Corries
Published: 2017/06/14
Channel: Andy C
Portree v Inverlochy
Portree v Inverlochy
Published: 2016/02/28
Channel: Sixa Syde
Portree in the Skye
Portree in the Skye
Published: 2009/07/15
Channel: lmigl2070
Portree Pipers on the Isle of Skye
Portree Pipers on the Isle of Skye
Published: 2016/01/07
Channel: RNZ
Portree. Isle Of Skye.
Portree. Isle Of Skye.
Published: 2017/08/29
Channel: Riaz Ahmed
Robert MacDonald Memorial Concert, Portree 1987
Robert MacDonald Memorial Concert, Portree 1987
Published: 2015/02/05
Channel: ClanCam1
Portree from the lump
Portree from the lump
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: Julian Megicks
Portree to Staffin on the Isle of Skye Scotland
Portree to Staffin on the Isle of Skye Scotland
Published: 2007/08/14
Channel: SiliconValet2
Portree High School PB - Winning Debut Competition 2016
Portree High School PB - Winning Debut Competition 2016
Published: 2016/03/14
Channel: Lochalsh Junior Pipeband
Portree to Broadford biking, Isle of Skye
Portree to Broadford biking, Isle of Skye
Published: 2015/06/16
Channel: moddingcrazy
♫ Scottish Music - Portree (Bill Leslie) ♫
♫ Scottish Music - Portree (Bill Leslie) ♫
Published: 2013/12/08
Channel: glasgow1234
Ceilidh in Portree, Isle of Skye
Ceilidh in Portree, Isle of Skye
Published: 2009/07/24
Channel: Alan McCord
Skye Trotternish Peninsula #5 - Uig to Portree
Skye Trotternish Peninsula #5 - Uig to Portree
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Scotland from the Roadside
Dolphins filmed from Stardust II Boat Trips, Portree, Isle of Skye yesterday 25.11.14
Dolphins filmed from Stardust II Boat Trips, Portree, Isle of Skye yesterday 25.11.14
Published: 2014/11/27
Channel: Iain Jones
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
Paddle Steamer Waverley leaving Portree
Paddle Steamer Waverley leaving Portree
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: MegaModge
Kalli Kalde: Tartu Kunstikooli õppevideo portree joonistamisest.avi
Kalli Kalde: Tartu Kunstikooli õppevideo portree joonistamisest.avi
Published: 2012/04/18
Channel: Kalli Kalde
Somerled Square, Portree, Isle of Skye
Somerled Square, Portree, Isle of Skye
Published: 2008/08/28
Channel: jumblue
Road from
Road from 'Portree' to 'Old Man of Storr'
Published: 2017/04/16
Channel: Roads & Places
Precious Years - Donnie Munro  ( ex Runrig ) - Portree 18th February 2011
Precious Years - Donnie Munro ( ex Runrig ) - Portree 18th February 2011
Published: 2011/02/20
Channel: Ken C
Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland, The Isles Inn Music Jam
Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland, The Isles Inn Music Jam
Published: 2014/04/03
Channel: colonel72925
Karen Brown
Karen Brown's Viewfield House Hotel, Portree, Scotland
Published: 2011/08/03
Channel: KarenBrownsGuides
Portree by Bill Leslie
Portree by Bill Leslie
Published: 2013/11/24
Channel: Bill Leslie
Highland Games - Portree - Ile de Skye - 2016
Highland Games - Portree - Ile de Skye - 2016
Published: 2016/08/06
Channel: Jay LEHAUT
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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.

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.[9]

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'.[10]
  • 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 2001". Population figures. Retrieved 17 August 2005. 
  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. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Whisp, Kennilworthy (2001). Quidditch Through the Ages. WhizzHard Books. pp. 31–46. ISBN 1-55192-454-4. 

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