Township: (Rubha) Craignis,Hough

Map Reference: Craignish 22

Name Type: shore

Meaning: Possibly from the loan word *Urrdh < ON urð fem. ‘rock-strewn slope; debris of boulders’ (see Cox 2002b, 390, and Jakobsen 1936, 111). Interestingly, on Tiree *Urrdh has been assigned the masculine gender, An t-Urradh, while on Lewis it is feminine (An Urdhag, Cox 2002b, 390).
There are no other examples in Scotland (SP); Urdin/Urdene is a common name in Norway (NG); and Urðir is a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms: Urra Chràignis - DEK

Related Places:

Information:Nancy of Dublin, a sailing ship, hit the Hough skerries. The captain clung to the deck and was washed onto Urra Chràignis and survived. The graveyard at the boundary of Balevullin and Hough – An Tung [enclosed family graveyard in Argyll – Dwelly] – is at Sloc a’ Ghuail. There are 3-4 graves inside the wall and the same number outside. Donald Eachainn Kennedy, Balevullin, 9/2004

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: OS

Informant 2: Donald Eachainn Kennedy, Balevullin, 9/2004