Township: An Àird a Deas,Caolas

Map Reference: Ardeas 52

Name Type: sea

Meaning: The specific may be a male ON personal name such as R?gnvaldr. ON hraun 'a rough place, wilderness ... in Norse local names Raunen, bare rocks in the sea, as opposed to hólmr, a grassy islet' (CV, 282) is unlikely as the rock today is always submerged. The generic is ON boði 'reef': R?gnvaldrsboði. See Raonabol.

Other Forms: Roan Bogha - Admiralty Chart of Scotland West Coast, surveyed 1846-65, shelf no. 2635, NLS

Related Places:

Information:The Hurlford was lost on this rock on 29th April 1917 under Admiralty orders, so few details are available. The McCallum steamer Saint Clair was wrecked her on 22nd October 1880 en route from Tiree to Barra. The crew escaped without hurt. Summarised from Argyll Shipwrecks, by Peter Moir and Ian Crawford, published 1994, p172.
Applies to a buoy at the south end of Gunna Sound - DK.

The buoy at the south end of Sruth a’ Chaolais marks a reef called Raonabo'. This is nothing to do with seals as it is always under water - AMcL.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Obscure

Informants: Donald Kennedy, Port Ban, 11/1995

Informant 2: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 5/2009