Township: Hough,Hough

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Meaning: The generic may be ON steinn ‘standing stone’ in the plural steinnar ‘stones’ with the loss of the final vowel. This may relate to a name for one or both of the two standing stone circles at Hough
There is a Murraster in Aithsting, Shetland (SP); Myrstein(en) is quite common in Norway (NG). This may be a hagmark (see section 10.1.2).

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Beinn Mhurstainn, Lachlan Cameron, Balevullin; Alasdair MacDonald, Druimasadh; and Sandy MacKinnon, Kilkenneth, 11/1993 (oral sources):