Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Portree. You may be able to find further references to Portree in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Portree a parish with a town Groome

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Portree.

Place Type of entry Source
Archasig Haven small harbour Bartholomew
Archasig-Haven a small harbour Groome
Belmeanach a bay Groome
Belmeanach bay Bartholomew
Bendeanavaig a mountain Groome
Ben Lea a hill Groome
Braes district Bartholomew
Braes a remote district of Portree parish Groome
Brochel a group of dilapidated strong ancient buildings Groome
Camisinivaig village and harbour Bartholomew
Camistinavaig a village and bay Groome
Fad a lake Groome
Fladda island Bartholomew
Fladda an island Groome
Florida island Bartholomew
Gedintailler village Bartholomew
Glamaig or Ben Glamaig a conical mountain Groome
Glenmore a village Groome
Glenmore village Bartholomew
Leathan, Loch Bartholomew
Raasay island Bartholomew
Raasay an island Groome
Rona an island Groome
Sconcer hamlet Bartholomew
The Braes village Bartholomew
Torran school Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Portree within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
James Boswell September 13th, 1773: Bonnie Prince Charlie's Escape 8
James Boswell September 8th to 12th, 1773: Raasay; meeting with Flora McDonald 3
Samuel Johnson Raasay, Portree and Dunvegan 2
James Boswell September 14th to 20th, 1773: Dunvegan, Skye 1
James Boswell September 21st to 24th, 1773: Dunvegan to Talisker 1
James Boswell September 25th to October 2nd, 1773: South east Skye 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Skye 0 2
Raasay 0 2
Bracadale 0 2
Edinbain 0 1
Carbost 0 2
Snizort 1 4
Scalpay 0 2
Rona 0 2
Talisker 0 2
Uig 0 2
Applecross 1 2
Coruisk 0 2
Dunvegan 0 2
Duirinish 1 3
Bay 0 2
Staffin 0 3
Strath 0 2
Broadford 0 2
Kilmuir 0 2
Soay 0 2