Township: Caolas,Milton

Map Reference: Milton 40

Name Type: shore

Meaning: Headland of the harbour;

A small promontory, which modern OS records as ScG Rubha na h-Acarsaid ‘the headland of the harbour’.

ON borgar ‘fort’ in the genitive case, with ON múli ‘promontory’

The borg relates to 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 (1881 OS 6inch 1st edition).

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

Other Forms: Rubha na h-Acarsaid - OS

Boramul or Rubha Bhoramuil - AMcL

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’).

Related Places:

Information:
A fishing spot - AMcL.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 10/1996

Informant 2: OS