Township: Heanish

Map Reference: Heanish 39

Name Type: shore

Meaning: There are at least two plausible reconstructions:
• ON lœkr ‘brook, rivulet’. There is a Leek on Islay (Macniven 2015, 271); Løkkevika occurs five times as a place-name in Norway (NG); Lækur is a common farm name in Iceland (SAM). The principal stream nearby (and on which there used to be a medieval water mill) flows through Racadal (see below) in the inlet east of the main Heanish beach
• OI lykkja ‘enclosed field’ (CV, 401). Strandlykkja is in Hedmark (NS); Lykkja occurs twice as a farm name in Iceland (SAM)
The generic is ON vík ’bay’

Other Forms: Sgeir Leacaig OS - ONSB p253

Related Places: See Sgeir Leacaig, Heanish.

A fishing point with bait holes at the east end of Eilean nan Gobhar - NJ and MMcK.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Obscure

Informants: Neil Johnston, Heanish, 5/1996

Informant 2: Margaret MacKinnon, Heanish, 1/1994