Township: Baugh

Map Reference: Baugh 38

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: The rock of the milking or the tether.

Other Forms: Creag na Buarach - HMcK.

Creag a' Bhleoghain - DMcC.

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Information:There is a kink in the road Ùtraid a’ Bhàigh. The rock to the west of this is called Creag na Buarach. A buarach was a tether for cows being milked, wound around their forelegs in a figure of eight when they were being milked. Hugh ‘Dooley’ MacKinnon, unknown date. Confirmed Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 7/2003.

The buarach was a piece of rope with an eye spliced in the end and was used to tie the back legs of a cow above the knees. It stopped the animal walking far and particularly stopped them kicking the milker or the pail of milk over. It was also sometimes used when putting a calf to the cow. Not every cow needed one. Neil MacArthur, Moss, 6/2011.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Donald MacCallum, Scarinish, 2/1994

Informant 2: Hugh MacKinnon (The Dooley), Baugh, unrecorded date