Township: Heanish

Map Reference: Heanish 70

Name Type: shore

Meaning: ScG brùc 'seaweed cast ashore in Lewis' (MacBain) is a loan word from ON brúk 'dried heaps of seaweed' (CV, 84).
ScG brùc has generated no names on in Scotland (SP). ON brúk has generated a Brugs in Northmaven, Shetland (SP); and Brukaas is a farm name in Norway (OR).

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Related Places:

The best source of rotten seaweed for the garden. His family paid 2 shillings a term higher rent because of the good seaweed on the croft - AM.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Angus Munn, Heanish, 6/1995

Informant 2: Neil Johnston, Heanish, 5/1994