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Portree Area
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'Portree Harbour'
Portree Area Information

David Portree

PEINMORE (Gaelic: Big penny land)

PORTREE (Gaelic: King's port)
The capital and largest settlement of Skye. The name means Kings Harbour. Originally known as Kiltaraglen (Gaelic: Chapel at foot of glen) it was renamed after King James V who paid a special visit to meet with the clan chiefs here in 1540.

Portree is a good base from which to explore the island, most areas of interest being within an hours drive. Buses travel in most directions, the bus stand in Somerled Square has timetable details. Food and accommodation to fit all budgets can be found in Portree.

TORVAIG (Norse: Hill or Thor's bay)