Ellishadder

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Elishader
Ellishadder.jpg
Crofts at Ellishadder
Elishader is located in Isle of Skye
Elishader
Elishader
Location within the Isle of Skye
OS grid referenceNG504651
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPortree
Postcode districtIV51 9
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
List of places
UK
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57°36′25″N 6°10′43″W / 57.60703°N 6.17852°W / 57.60703; -6.17852Coordinates: 57°36′25″N 6°10′43″W / 57.60703°N 6.17852°W / 57.60703; -6.17852


Elishader or Ellishadder (Scottish Gaelic: Ealaiseadar) is a small crofting township, situated close to the north shore of the freshwater Loch Mealt, on the Trotternish peninsula of the island of Skye, and is in the Scottish council area of Highland.[1]

Mealt waterfall with Kilt Rock behind

The tourist attraction of Kilt Rock is situated to the east of the township; it comprises spectacular sea-cliffs 55 metres (180 ft) tall, made of dolerite rock strata in many different colours.[2] Kilt Rock boasts a dramatic waterfall created from the outflow of Loch Mealt.

The nearest settlement of any size is Staffin, about a kilometre to the north.


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Elishader". The Gazetteer for Scotland. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Kilt Rock, Staffin" ukclimbing.com. Retrieved 25 July 2010.