Township: Balemartine

Map Reference: Balemartine 2

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The inlet of the boat or boats..

Other Forms: Port Luing - The map MVLA INSVLA in the Atlas of Scotland, Atlas Novus, by Joan Blaeu, 1654. These maps were largely based on work by Timothy Pont who mapped Scotland between 1583 and 1596. NLS, 123. [This feature is marked on Blaeu's map as between Scarinish and Heanish - JH].

Port na Luinge - ONB, p216.

Port na Luinge - OS.

Port na Luing - JMcK

Port nan Long - (Rev. John Gregorson Campbell, Clan Traditions and Popular Tales, Lord Archibald Campbell, ed., 1895, Waifs and Strays of Celtic Tradition V, Argyllshire Series, (London, David Nutt), 51-3)

Related Places:

Information:"Some men engaged in excavating the ground for a road found a number of cists containing bones and clay vessels. I spent a day in digging at the same spot, but only found two cists with a little bone dust in them." Sands J PSAS, 1881-2, 463
Hector MacNeill (Eachann an Tàilleir) kept a boat there.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Jessie MacKinnon (Teasaidh Lachainn), Mannal, 11/1993

Informant 2: Neil MacDonald, Balevullin, 5/1995

Informant 3: OS