Township: Balevullin

Map Reference: Balevullin 4

Name Type: fort

Meaning: This is ON borg ‘fort’ (with a fricative terminal /g/, genitive singular borgar, genitive plural borga) and ON vík ‘bay’, with some reduction: Borgavík 'the bay of the forts'.
There is a Dùn Bhoraraig < *Borga(r)vík 'the bay of the fort(s)' on Islay (Macniven 2015, 273); a Boreraig in Harris (SP); a Burrowick in Shetland; a Borgvika in Tysfjord and a Borgarvika in Lødingen, Norway (NG); while Borgarvík is a modern street name in Borganes, Iceland.

or the fort of MacMillan

Other Forms: Dùn Boraige Bheag - Donald Kennedy (Domhnall Eachainn), Balevullin, 8/1998

Dùn Boraige Bige, ONB p255, with Dùn Mhoireig Bhig crossed out.

Dùn Mhic Mhaolainn - Alasdair MacDonald, Druimasadh, Balevullin, 3/1994

Dùn mhic 'ille Mhaoil -Donald Kennedy (Domhnall Eachainn), Balevullin, 8/1998

Boraraig - John MacLean talking to Eric Cregeen on SA1974.234

Related Places:

Information:A MacMillan from Frances Walker's house in Balevullinn used to store tangle there - Donald Kennedy (Domhnall Eachainn), Balevullin, 8/1998.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Alasdair MacDonald, Druimasadh, 3/1994

Informant 2: Donald Kennedy (Dòmhnall Eachainn), Balevullin, 6/1994

Informant 3: OS