Township: Barrapol,Ceann a’ Bharra

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Meaning: Clachan 'rocks'; the second word is obscure

'Ló is unlikely [to be Norse] for two reasons in this case:The element is obsolete before the ON period, and it refers to low-lying grounds near rivers and streams. Lø- in place-names normally refers to laða 'store-house', which also seems unlikely. If the headland is a natural pier, it could refer to loading, cf. Laberget/Lodberry-names: rocks that were used for loading/natural piers.' Berit Sandnes, peers. comm. 8/2016

There are the remains of a rectangular building on the slopes above Am Fang Dubh, but this is unlikely to have influenced the naming of stones on Eilean nam Ba 600m to the north - JH

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Information:A rock on the north-east part of Eilean nam Ba, after crossing the 'bridge' and turning to the right. It is a softer rock and a number of people have carved their names there, including Preston-Potts - FMcA

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Languages : Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: Flora MacArthur, Moss, 8/2016