Raasay: The Island and Its People

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APPENDIX 3
Some place-names of Raasay and Rona

The following lists give some idea of the variety of place-names that exist within a small area. Also included is one version of 'The Wells of Raasay'. There may be others. Sources of clean water that were unlikely to dry up, even if the weather was dry for a time, were important.


Tobraichean Ratharsair (The Wells of Raasay)

Tobar Mòr Shuidhisnis 'Suil na Mnatha
Struthan Lag a'chrò anns an Fearna
Tobar na Creachainn an Òscaig
Tobar an Dòmhnaich's a Ghleann
Tobar an Fiar air Thobhtagan
Tobar a'Bhiorain ann an Glac nan Curran
Cuairneag Hallaig
Tobar Sìle Mhaoir - Ard na Bràthan
Tobar Sheagarraidh.

CLACHAN TO OSCAIG
1. Ard na BràthanHeadland of the Quern Stones
2. An Tigh CòinneachMoss House
3. Bealach na Cobh-LaraichPass (of the victory battleground ?)
4. Creagan BeagaSmall Rocks
5. And GhiuthaisPoint of the Pines
6. Rudha na FaingePoint of the Fank (North point of Aird Ghiuthais)
7. Creag na CailleachOld Woman's Rock
8. An CùilThe Back
9. Cùil nam PairceanThe Back of the Parks
10. Allt a' Roller (burn at south cattle grid at Oscaig)
11. Cairidh LàthachSilted Fish-trap (a sea-wall enclosure)
OSCAIG TO HOLOMAN
12. Allt na MòineBurn of the Peat
13. Na StacannanThe Stacks
14. Bruach na StacannanBrae of the Stacks
15. Allt ThomaisThomas's Burn
HOLOMAN TO BALACHUIRN
16. Bad a'ChoillClump of Wood
17. An Iar GhabhailThe Western Approaches
18. Am Bealach FiaraidhCrooked Pass

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