Township: Balephetrish

Map Reference: Balephetrish 4

Name Type: watercourse

Meaning: The black loch


The specific is ON sandr ‘sand ... frequent in local names Sand-vík’ (CV, 513), with ON vík ‘open bay’.
Sandwick is a settlement name in Lewis; Sandwick occurs commonly in Orkney and Shetland (Macniven 2015, 348); 'there are well over fifty farms of this name in Norway' (Oftedal 2009, 38); Sandvík is a settlement name in the Faroe Islands (KO); while Sandvík occurs three times as a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms: Loch Dubh - OS 1st edition 1878, ONB p 105, EMcK

Loch Sandaig - The Turnbull Map of Tiree of 1768 and accompanying survey text.

Related Places:

Information:
A deep loch. Alf Bruton, from the Lodge Hotel, tried to stock it with trout - EMcK.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: Elsie MacKinnon, Lodge Farm, 11/1994

Informant 2: OS

Informant 3: The Turnbull Map of Tiree 1768 and accompanying survey text.