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 as a simplex with only two other examples in Scotland: An Stòl in Kingussie, and another on Canna; Stòl a' Bhonnain is in Applecross (SP).
The Norse cognate ON stól 'stool, chair' (CV, 596) is much more productive, with a Stole in Northmavine, Shetland, and a Stolan on Westray, Orkney. It has also entered the Shetland dialect with Geo of the Stole in Sandsting (SP). Stol occurs six times, and Stolen twelve, in Norway (NG); and Stólur(in) occurs three times among settlement names in the Faroe Islands (KO). See Tòn Stòil.

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