Township: An Àird a Deas,Caolas

Map Reference: Ardeas 31

Name Type: sea

Meaning: The generic is either ON dalr ‘valley or piece of ground’ or ON st?ðull 'milking place', transferred ‘offshore’ from An Àird a Deas.

See the paper An Island in 180 Names: the Norse Place-Names of Tiree on this website

Oitir ScG 'sand bank'

Other Forms:

Related Places:

Information:The Gaelic Otherworld, ed Ronald Black, p180:

On the shallows (oitir) between Coll and Tiree the witches of the two islands were often seen fighting for the flounders that abound in the locality. The appearance that suggested this fancy was no doubt the same as is still to be seen on these banks in stormy weather.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 5/1996