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Portree Isle of Skye
Portree Isle of Skye
Published: 2015/10/15
Channel: SeeScotland
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.
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
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
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
Scottish Independence Referendum Debate Portree
Scottish Independence Referendum Debate Portree
Published: 2014/07/09
Channel: twkpl
PORTREE - ISLE OF SKYE - SCOTLAND - BAGPIPES - PIPE BANDS - DRUMS
PORTREE - ISLE OF SKYE - SCOTLAND - BAGPIPES - PIPE BANDS - DRUMS
Published: 2011/10/04
Channel: 1runrig
Isle of Skye // Day 3 // Amazing Sunrise / Damp Portree
Isle of Skye // Day 3 // Amazing Sunrise / Damp Portree
Published: 2017/04/16
Channel: James Bell - Landscape Photography
PORTREE - Île de Skye
PORTREE - Île de Skye
Published: 2012/08/08
Channel: Michel Guilly
Somerled Square, Portree, Isle of Skye
Somerled Square, Portree, Isle of Skye
Published: 2008/08/28
Channel: jumblue
Skye Live, Portree, Isle of Skye 4K
Skye Live, Portree, Isle of Skye 4K
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: Jan Goris
Somerled Square, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Somerled Square, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Published: 2011/07/16
Channel: Nigel Cole
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Published: 2012/09/11
Channel: Nigel Cole
Portree Pipers on the Isle of Skye
Portree Pipers on the Isle of Skye
Published: 2016/01/07
Channel: RNZ
Places to see in ( Portree - UK )
Places to see in ( Portree - UK )
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: Places to see in
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
Torvaig Campsite, Portree, Isle of Skye
Torvaig Campsite, Portree, Isle of Skye
Published: 2014/10/11
Channel: Trek and Run Online
Portree Highland Games  Pipe Band
Portree Highland Games Pipe Band's March through Portree 7th August 2013
Published: 2013/08/26
Channel: TheCovenanter1689
Portree flight 2
Portree flight 2
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: aliskye2
Portree from 400ft altitude
Portree from 400ft altitude
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: W.J Watt
Portree by Bill Leslie
Portree by Bill Leslie
Published: 2013/11/24
Channel: Bill Leslie
Sinking Ship In Portree
Sinking Ship In Portree
Published: 2011/01/26
Channel: jack latton
Portree v Inverlochy
Portree v Inverlochy
Published: 2016/02/28
Channel: Sixa Syde
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
The Corries-The Portree Kid-live-Lyrics
The Corries-The Portree Kid-live-Lyrics
Published: 2014/02/16
Channel: Ian Russell
The Portree Hotel - Portree - United Kingdom
The Portree Hotel - Portree - United Kingdom
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: Top Travel Destinations
Portree primary school
Portree primary school
Published: 2013/05/31
Channel: kaykelly2001
Portree lifeboat crew rescue dog from steep gully
Portree lifeboat crew rescue dog from steep gully
Published: 2014/02/20
Channel: RNLI
Portree to Inverness: part 1
Portree to Inverness: part 1
Published: 2009/01/27
Channel: UKRoadVideos
Skye Open top tour 4.1: Portree - Kilt Rock
Skye Open top tour 4.1: Portree - Kilt Rock
Published: 2014/01/18
Channel: TheMudfinger
Skye Trotternish Peninsula #5 - Uig to Portree
Skye Trotternish Peninsula #5 - Uig to Portree
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Scotland from the Roadside
Robert MacDonald Memorial Concert, Portree 1987
Robert MacDonald Memorial Concert, Portree 1987
Published: 2015/02/05
Channel: ClanCam1
Cork Hill & Portree Bay - Lubbock Scottish Session
Cork Hill & Portree Bay - Lubbock Scottish Session
Published: 2015/08/01
Channel: Patrick McLaurin
Portree - Feel good
Portree - Feel good
Published: 2010/12/14
Channel: lorantk
Portree Juniors
Portree Juniors
Published: 2012/09/29
Channel: KirstyJohnston92
Spirit of Independence - Episode 8: Portree & Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
Spirit of Independence - Episode 8: Portree & Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
Published: 2014/08/22
Channel: SOI Scotland
Highland Games - Portree - Ile de Skye - 2016
Highland Games - Portree - Ile de Skye - 2016
Published: 2016/08/06
Channel: Jay LEHAUT
Glasgow to Portree on city link bus
Glasgow to Portree on city link bus
Published: 2013/06/14
Channel: Rural Cork
Isle of Skye pipeband at Highland Games, Portree 2015
Isle of Skye pipeband at Highland Games, Portree 2015
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: An Optimistic Adventurer
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
Drive to Portree, Isle of Skye
Drive to Portree, Isle of Skye
Published: 2014/08/26
Channel: shashwat misra
Portree duett
Portree duett
Published: 2012/09/25
Channel: Vladimir Bogatkin
Scotland Roadtrip: Portree to Neist Point
Scotland Roadtrip: Portree to Neist Point
Published: 2016/02/02
Channel: Aaron Thong
Portree Scotland - Eilean Donan Castle
Portree Scotland - Eilean Donan Castle
Published: 2012/09/11
Channel: Ted Darst
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
Corries - Portree Kid (Parody)
Corries - Portree Kid (Parody)
Published: 2009/02/03
Channel: mrsjock1
Portree Highland Games
Portree Highland Games
Published: 2014/10/07
Channel: Bai Korrix
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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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