Bracadale, parish

Grid reference

NG 355 388 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

135500 838800





Nearby places

St Assind's Chapel, Bracadale (Skye) (0 miles)

Cnoc Mhàirtein, Bracadale (Skye) (1.62 miles)

Loch Connan, Bracadale (Skye) (3.27 miles)

St John's Chapel, Bracadale (Skye) (4.34 miles)

St Columba's Church, Snizort (Skye) (7.17 miles)

Object Classification

Parish (extant in 1975)


NGR for St Assind's Church, beside the modern parish church. NMRS: A church appears to have been built at Bracadale, near the head of Loch Beag, about the middle of the 18th century to have been repaired in 1783 and to have been rebuilt in 1831; it is now the only parish church. It is said to be built on or near the site of the ancient chapel of St. Assind, to which Master John M'Kinnon was presented in 1632. In the adjoining chuuchyard are two grave slabs with a claymore and foliaceous designs carved on each. A third stone bears in high relief the effigy of a warrior clad in a surcoat. Visited by OS (C F W) 6 December 1960. Statistical Account (OSA) 1792; Orig Paroch Scot 1854; RCAHMS 1928

Relationships with other parishes

Contains Minginish, former parish, Bracadale (Skye)

Parish details

Bracadale Skye

Parish TLA




Medieval diocese