Township: Balemartine

Map Reference: Balemartine 5

Name Type: sliabh

Meaning: The rocks of Cadruim

This is an opaque name, one of the best candidates on Tiree to be an Iron Age Pictish place-name survival. However, it is also possible that it is Norse. There are two examples of the place-name Katterumpa in Norway (NG).

Other Forms: Cad-rum - ONB p217, "a rocky knoll"

Related Places:

Information:Na Baird Thirisdeach, ed. Rev Hector Cameron, An Comunn Thirisdeach, 1932, p183:
"Tha teine suas an Cadruim,
'S da fhichead gunna mor air."

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic, Iron, Obscure

Informants: Mor Campbell, Balemartine, 11/1993

Informant 2: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 10/1994

Informant 3: Eilidh (bheag) Kennedy, Balevullin, 10/1993