Township: (Rubha) Craignis,Hough

Map Reference: Craignish 24

Name Type: shore

Meaning: Clachan 'rocks'

Torra ' pile'

The specific is ON sauðr (genitive plural sauða) ‘sheep’ (CV, 515). The generic could be ON gjá ‘gully’, ON geiri ‘a triangular piece of land’ or ON gerði ‘fence’. At this location at the end of a rock and pebble peninsula, an enclosure is likely to be referring to a pen or fank rather than a cultivated field.
There is a Sothers Daal in Walls, Shetland and a Sothabhal in Lochs, Lewis (SP); Sauðanes occurs four times as a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms: ONB p. 14 gives the same.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: OS