Township: Caolas,Milton

Map Reference: Milton 117

Name Type: sea

Meaning: Sgeir 'skerry'
Caolas | A sea rock. Now known as ScG Port nan Spàinnteach ‘the inlet of the Spanish men’ after some bodies were washed ashore and buried here.

ON gríss (genitive grísar, genitive plural grísa) ‘pig’ with ON vík ‘bay’: Grísavík.
There is a Grisivick on Barra (Stahl 1999, 275); Grisevika occurs four times in Norway (NG); Grís- is a common specific among settlement names in the Faroe Islands (KO); and Gríshóll is a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

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Opposite Isobel Johnstone's house - WMcI.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Willie MacIntosh, Caolas, 1/1994