On the way to Glendale from Colbost is a memorial to the Glendale Land Leaguers. These are men who in the 1800s stood up for the crafters against the government.
Led by John MacPherson, the crofters demanded the return of the common grazing land that had been taken from them. Taking direct action, they began grazing their cattle on this land. Police action in January 1883 proved ineffective and eventually a government official was sent to Skye to conduct negotiations. Five crofters including MacPherson agreed to stand in a token trial. They were sentenced to two months in jail and became known as the Glendale Martyrs.