Township: (Rubha) Craignis,Hough

Map Reference: Craignish 30

Name Type: shore

Meaning: This appears to be a Gaelic coinage from the ScG stòl ‘stool’. However, this is an uncommon element, with only one other simplex An Stol in Kingussie (SP). There are two possible Norse reconstructions:
• ON st?ðull ‘milking place’ (CV, 602). This was usually situated close to the settlement, but one in Shetland is on a dyked off part of a promontory (Tait 2012, 304)
• The Norse cognate of ScG stòl, ON stól ‘stool, chair’ (CV, 596)
There is a Stole in Northmavine, a Stoel in Walls and a Stoal on yell in Shetland (SP); it has also entered the Shetland dialect with Geo of the Stole in Sandsting (SP); Stølen occurs twice, Stol six times and Stolen twelve in Norway (NG); St?ðlar is a farm name in Iceland (SAM). See Tòn Stòil and Sodhaigeir.

Other Forms: ONB p. 9 gives An Stòl.

Related Places:

A fishing point.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Sandy MacKinnon (Sandaidh Ghobhainn), Kilkenneth, 11/1993

Informant 2: OS