In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Bay like this:
Bay, a hamlet and a sea-loch in Duirinish parish, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. The hamlet lies at the head of the loch, 17 miles WNW of Portree. The loch partially intersects Vaternish peninsula; descends 2¾ miles west-north-westward to the lower part of Loch Dunvegan; and, though much exposed to north-westerly winds, affords good anchorage in ordinary weather.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Bay has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Highland. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Bay and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bay, in Highland and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th May 2013
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