Township: Barrapol,Ceann a’ Bharra

Map Reference: Kenavara 109

Name Type: shore

Meaning: This is ON borg (with a fricative /g/, genitive singular borgar, genitive plural borga), ‘fort’, with ON bryggja ‘landing place’: Borgabryggja 'the landing place of the forts'. Although exposed to the northwest, the inlet below this would have allowed a large boat to be hauled up at this key strategic site. A less likely possibility for the generic is ON brekka 'slope' (see Croisprig on Islay: Macniven 2015, 331).

Other Forms:

Related Places:

A fishing rock, north of Dùn nan Gall - WMcL.

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Languages : Norse

Informants: Donald MacNeill (Dòmhnall an Tàilleir), The Land, 1/1994

Informant 2: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, collected by Ailean Boyd

Informant 3: Willie MacLean, Balinoe, 4/1998