Borve, Skye

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Cottage at Borve in 1946
Borve is located in Isle of Skye
Location within the Isle of Skye
OS grid reference NG445485
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PORTREE
Postcode district IV51
Dialling code 01470
Police Scotland
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
57°27′18″N 6°15′40″W / 57.455°N 06.261°W / 57.455; -06.261Coordinates: 57°27′18″N 6°15′40″W / 57.455°N 06.261°W / 57.455; -06.261

Borve or Borbh is a crofting township on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.[1]

Dun Borve

Dun Borve [dùn is 'fort' in Gaelic] is an ancient fort, that was considered a fairy dwelling. When local villagers shouted, The fairies' fort is on fire!, the fairies all fled. The fairies left for good when they found out that they had been tricked.[2]


  1. ^ "Borve". The Gazetteer for Scotland. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  2. ^ Janet Bord (13 January 2014). Fairies: Real Encounters with Little People. Michael OMara. p. 163. ISBN 978-1-78243-244-9.
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