Township: Heanish

Map Reference: Heanish 39

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The specific may be ON lœkr or OI lækr (genitive lækjar: CV, 403) 'brook, rivulet' (but see above). The principal stream nearby (and on which there used to be a medieval water mill) flows through Racadal (see below). The generic is ON vík ’bay’, and the name Lœkjarvík is likely to have been the Norse name for Tràigh Hianis.
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).

Other Forms: Sgeir Leacaig OS - ONSB p253

Related Places: See Sgeir Leacaig, Heanish.

Information:
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