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Portree in the Skye
Portree in the Skye
DATE: 2009/07/15::
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Skye Live, Portree, Isle of Skye 4K
Skye Live, Portree, Isle of Skye 4K
DATE: 2015/04/20::
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Portree Skye, by Sky View Video (Scotland), Remote Aerial Video
Portree Skye, by Sky View Video (Scotland), Remote Aerial Video
DATE: 2014/09/25::
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Scotland - Portree, Isle of Skye
Scotland - Portree, Isle of Skye
DATE: 2013/02/23::
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The Corries-The Portree Kid-live-Lyrics
The Corries-The Portree Kid-live-Lyrics
DATE: 2014/02/16::
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Corries - Portree Kid (Parody)
Corries - Portree Kid (Parody)
DATE: 2009/02/03::
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Kalli Kalde: Tartu Kunstikooli õppevideo portree joonistamisest.avi
Kalli Kalde: Tartu Kunstikooli õppevideo portree joonistamisest.avi
DATE: 2012/04/18::
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Rant in the Caley in Portree
Rant in the Caley in Portree
DATE: 2014/09/28::
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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
DATE: 2012/09/05::
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Portree Primary v Kyles
Portree Primary v Kyles
DATE: 2014/06/17::
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Hot Highlands, part 3: Portree
Hot Highlands, part 3: Portree
DATE: 2013/08/19::
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"Dorian Gray portree" - NUKU teatri suvelavastus täiskasvanutele
"Dorian Gray portree" - NUKU teatri suvelavastus täiskasvanutele
DATE: 2015/04/22::
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Portree to Staffin on the Isle of Skye Scotland
Portree to Staffin on the Isle of Skye Scotland
DATE: 2007/08/14::
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Scottish Independence Referendum Debate Portree
Scottish Independence Referendum Debate Portree
DATE: 2014/07/09::
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Portree, Isle of Skye
Portree, Isle of Skye
DATE: 2009/04/26::
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Visuaaltragöödia "Dorian Gray portree" NUKU teatris
Visuaaltragöödia "Dorian Gray portree" NUKU teatris
DATE: 2015/04/13::
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The Portree Kid
The Portree Kid
DATE: 2013/07/22::
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Karen Brown
Karen Brown's Viewfield House Hotel, Portree, Scotland
DATE: 2011/08/03::
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RUNRIG - DONNIE MUNRO GOES BACK TO HIS GRANNYS HOME IN PORTREE.- FAMILY TREE
RUNRIG - DONNIE MUNRO GOES BACK TO HIS GRANNYS HOME IN PORTREE.- FAMILY TREE
DATE: 2011/09/12::
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Hurtta - Another night at Portree
Hurtta - Another night at Portree
DATE: 2013/12/11::
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Bill Hill : The Portree Kid
Bill Hill : The Portree Kid
DATE: 2010/11/06::
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Sweet Maid of Mull/Portree Bay
Sweet Maid of Mull/Portree Bay
DATE: 2010/10/31::
23
Portree v Ballachulish Gilmour Shinty Finals
Portree v Ballachulish Gilmour Shinty Finals
DATE: 2014/03/03::
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Urmas Alender - Portree
Urmas Alender - Portree
DATE: 2010/08/24::
25
Views of Portree, Scotland
Views of Portree, Scotland
DATE: 2009/07/23::
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Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
DATE: 2012/09/11::
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Spirit of Independence - Episode 8: Portree & Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
Spirit of Independence - Episode 8: Portree & Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
DATE: 2014/08/22::
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Isle of Skye - Stunning north coastal loop drive from Uig to Portree
Isle of Skye - Stunning north coastal loop drive from Uig to Portree
DATE: 2014/09/01::
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Will Woodson
Will Woodson's Kickstarter Campaign Daily Tune, Day 9: Portree Bay
DATE: 2014/11/15::
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Portree Bay Jig - Bruce Osborne playing.
Portree Bay Jig - Bruce Osborne playing.
DATE: 2013/11/18::
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Portree Community Panto - Wizard of Oz 2014
Portree Community Panto - Wizard of Oz 2014
DATE: 2014/03/09::
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Ceilidh in Portree, Isle of Skye
Ceilidh in Portree, Isle of Skye
DATE: 2009/07/23::
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The Portree Kid (Including lyrics and chords)
The Portree Kid (Including lyrics and chords)
DATE: 2010/01/08::
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28 Gram The Portree Kid (cover,parody)
28 Gram The Portree Kid (cover,parody)
DATE: 2014/12/16::
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The Cutter - Donnie Munro ( ex Runrig ) - Portree 18th February 2011
The Cutter - Donnie Munro ( ex Runrig ) - Portree 18th February 2011
DATE: 2011/02/19::
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Robert MacDonald Memorial Concert, Portree 1987
Robert MacDonald Memorial Concert, Portree 1987
DATE: 2015/02/05::
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Gaelic Psalm Singing - Donald Macleod (Portree and Scalpay)
Gaelic Psalm Singing - Donald Macleod (Portree and Scalpay)
DATE: 2012/02/17::
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Jäääär - Sõbra portree
Jäääär - Sõbra portree
DATE: 2012/05/31::
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Yes Portree 13092014
Yes Portree 13092014
DATE: 2014/09/14::
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PORTREE - ISLE OF SKYE - SCOTLAND - BAGPIPES - PIPE BANDS - DRUMS
PORTREE - ISLE OF SKYE - SCOTLAND - BAGPIPES - PIPE BANDS - DRUMS
DATE: 2011/10/04::
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Driving from Portree to The Storr. Music, Upside Down by Paloma Faith
Driving from Portree to The Storr. Music, Upside Down by Paloma Faith
DATE: 2011/07/02::
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Portree lifeboat crew rescue dog from steep gully
Portree lifeboat crew rescue dog from steep gully
DATE: 2014/02/20::
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A drive from Uig to Portree, and Solo Caravanning - ScotVlog17
A drive from Uig to Portree, and Solo Caravanning - ScotVlog17
DATE: 2015/04/17::
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Portree by Bill Leslie
Portree by Bill Leslie
DATE: 2013/11/24::
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Kingussie Primary v Portree Primary
Kingussie Primary v Portree Primary
DATE: 2013/03/07::
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Portree to Inverness: part 1
Portree to Inverness: part 1
DATE: 2009/01/27::
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Crossroads Charity Shop, Portree
Crossroads Charity Shop, Portree
DATE: 2015/02/02::
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Precious Years - Donnie Munro  ( ex Runrig ) - Portree 18th February 2011
Precious Years - Donnie Munro ( ex Runrig ) - Portree 18th February 2011
DATE: 2011/02/20::
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Portree Scotland - Eilean Donan Castle
Portree Scotland - Eilean Donan Castle
DATE: 2012/09/11::
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Isle Of Skye, Portree View from Cullins Hill
Isle Of Skye, Portree View from Cullins Hill
DATE: 2013/04/15::
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Portree
Scottish Gaelic: Port Rìgh
2007-07-06 GreatBriain Portree.jpg
Portree Harbour
Highland
Portree
Portree
 Portree shown within the Highland council area
Population 2,491 [1]
OS grid reference NG483454
Council area Highland
Lieutenancy area Ross and Cromarty
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 Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Scottish Parliament Skye, Lochaber & Badenoch
Website www.IsleofSkye.com
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 57°24′43″N 6°11′22″W / 57.412070°N 6.189499°W / 57.412070; -6.189499

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 Àros centre which celebrate the island's Gaelic heritage. The town also serves as a centre for tourists exploring the island.[4]

The Royal Hotel is the site of MacNab's Inn, the last meeting place of Flora MacDonald and Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1746.[2][5]

The town plays host to the Isle of Skye's shinty club, Skye Camanachd.[6] 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".[7]

Prior to the sixteenth 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.[8]

In fiction[edit]

  • 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 August 17, 2005. 
  2. ^ a b Murray, W.H. (1966) The Hebrides. London. Heinemann. Pages 154-5.
  3. ^ Portree Regeneration (15 September 2007). "Portree". Archived from the original on 17 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "Portree" Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved on 15 September 2007.
  5. ^ Haswell-Smith, Hamish. (2004) The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh. Canongate. Pages 173-4
  6. ^ "Skye Camanachd" skyecamanachd.com. Retrieved 26 September 2007.
  7. ^ Mac an Tàilleir, Iain (2003) Ainmean-àite/Placenames. (pdf) Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Whisp, Kennilworthy (2001). Quidditch Through the Ages. WhizzHard Books. pp. 31–46. ISBN 1-55192-454-4. 
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