Township: Caolas,Milton

Map Reference: Milton 32

Name Type: sea

Meaning: Sand bar of Boramul

ON borg (with a fricative /g/, genitive borgar) ‘fort’, with ON múli ‘promontory’. The fort is the Iron Age broch ScG Dùn Mòr a’ Chaolais ‘the large fort of Caolas’, which stands above the harbour.
There is an Eilean Bhoramuil on Coll (OS: + ScG eilean ‘island’).

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 5/1996