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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
Scotland - Portree, Isle of Skye
Scotland - Portree, Isle of Skye
Published: 2013/02/23
Channel: TPMVideoChannel
Scottish Independence Referendum Debate Portree
Scottish Independence Referendum Debate Portree
Published: 2014/07/09
Channel: twkpl
Portree WigWams Isle Of Skye
Portree WigWams Isle Of Skye
Published: 2016/07/21
Channel: Portree WigWams Isle Of Skye
PORTREE - ISLE OF SKYE - SCOTLAND - BAGPIPES - PIPE BANDS - DRUMS
PORTREE - ISLE OF SKYE - SCOTLAND - BAGPIPES - PIPE BANDS - DRUMS
Published: 2011/10/04
Channel: 1runrig
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
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 from 400ft altitude
Portree from 400ft altitude
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: Willie Beedie
Portree Juniors
Portree Juniors
Published: 2012/09/29
Channel: KirstyJohnston92
Rant in the Caley in Portree
Rant in the Caley in Portree
Published: 2014/09/28
Channel: ArabianSkye
Portree Flight 2A
Portree Flight 2A
Published: 2017/06/06
Channel: aliskye2
Portree primary school
Portree primary school
Published: 2013/05/31
Channel: kaykelly2001
Portree flight 2
Portree flight 2
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: aliskye2
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
Sinking Ship In Portree
Sinking Ship In Portree
Published: 2011/01/26
Channel: jack latton
The Corries-The Portree Kid-live-Lyrics
The Corries-The Portree Kid-live-Lyrics
Published: 2014/02/16
Channel: Ian Russell
Portree from the lump
Portree from the lump
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: Julian Megicks
Scotland Scenic Drives 205. Portree to Uig Bay (via A87)
Scotland Scenic Drives 205. Portree to Uig Bay (via A87)
Published: 2016/05/29
Channel: Scotland Scenic Drives
Somerled Square, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Somerled Square, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Published: 2011/07/16
Channel: Nigel Cole
Portree postie goes mental
Portree postie goes mental
Published: 2012/01/04
Channel: MiniMessi1996
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Published: 2012/09/11
Channel: Nigel Cole
Portree by Bill Leslie
Portree by Bill Leslie
Published: 2013/11/24
Channel: Bill Leslie
Skye Live, Portree, Isle of Skye 4K
Skye Live, Portree, Isle of Skye 4K
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: Jan Goris
Portree Highland Games  Pipe Band
Portree Highland Games Pipe Band's March through Portree 7th August 2013
Published: 2013/08/26
Channel: TheCovenanter1689
Hurtta - Another night at Portree
Hurtta - Another night at Portree
Published: 2013/12/11
Channel: HurttaCollection
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
Mythical Scotland - A journey from Edinburgh to Portree
Mythical Scotland - A journey from Edinburgh to Portree
Published: 2014/11/27
Channel: Bilhan Silva
Portree Pipers on the Isle of Skye
Portree Pipers on the Isle of Skye
Published: 2016/01/07
Channel: RNZ
Portree v Inverlochy
Portree v Inverlochy
Published: 2016/02/28
Channel: Sixa Syde
Drive to Portree, Isle of Skye
Drive to Portree, Isle of Skye
Published: 2014/08/26
Channel: shashwat misra
Isle Of Skye, Portree View from Cullins Hill
Isle Of Skye, Portree View from Cullins Hill
Published: 2013/04/15
Channel: mickeysutube
Cruising to Portree Isle of Skye Scotland, May 2009
Cruising to Portree Isle of Skye Scotland, May 2009
Published: 2012/10/23
Channel: GetCruising.com
Portree lifeboat crew rescue dog from steep gully
Portree lifeboat crew rescue dog from steep gully
Published: 2014/02/20
Channel: RNLI
Glasgow to Portree on city link bus
Glasgow to Portree on city link bus
Published: 2013/06/14
Channel: Rural Cork
Isle of Skye Broadford to Portree, 4 island sea kayak tour
Isle of Skye Broadford to Portree, 4 island sea kayak tour
Published: 2016/07/12
Channel: kayakcountry
Skye Open top tour 4.1: Portree - Kilt Rock
Skye Open top tour 4.1: Portree - Kilt Rock
Published: 2014/01/18
Channel: TheMudfinger
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
Dorian Gray portree
Dorian Gray portree
Published: 2015/03/18
Channel: alvar antson
Portree bay on stunning winter day!
Portree bay on stunning winter day!
Published: 2010/01/10
Channel: Fiona Weir
Portree Bay
Portree Bay
Published: 2008/08/29
Channel: alandana
Portree Primary v Kyles
Portree Primary v Kyles
Published: 2014/06/17
Channel: Shinty Camanachd
Somerled Square, Portree, Isle of Skye
Somerled Square, Portree, Isle of Skye
Published: 2008/08/28
Channel: jumblue
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
Dingwall Mart/ Portree Sale 29/8/11
Dingwall Mart/ Portree Sale 29/8/11
Published: 2011/09/11
Channel: Susan MacKinnon
Torvaig Campsite, Portree, Isle of Skye
Torvaig Campsite, Portree, Isle of Skye
Published: 2014/10/11
Channel: Trek and Run Online
Portree Primary School Radio Podcast wav
Portree Primary School Radio Podcast wav
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: Tascal Maclean
Ceilidh in Portree, Isle of Skye
Ceilidh in Portree, Isle of Skye
Published: 2009/07/24
Channel: Alan McCord
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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]

  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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