Township: Hough

Map Reference: Hough 13

Name Type: hill

Meaning: For the specific see Murasdal. This cannot be a name in ON staðir ‘township’ as this does not produce a terminal -d (Cox 2007b). The generic here is more likely to be ON topt ‘homestead; site; ruins’, used by Cox in his derivation of Mugstot (Cox 2007b, 70).
There is a Murtost in Coll (Johnston 1991; Gammeltoft 2001, 310); Fjørtoft is a name in Haram, Norway (NG); Myrstad is a common place-name in Norway (NG); and Mýrarkot and Móakot are farm names in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms: Murdat - Inhabitants of the Inner Isles 1716, Scottish Record Society 21, ed . Nicholas MacLean-Bristol, 1998.

Beinn Mhurstainn - Lachie Cameron, Balevullin; Alasdair MacDonald, Druimasadh, Balevullin; and Sandy MacKinnon (Sandaidh Ghobhainn), Kilkenneth,11/1993

Beinn Mhurstat - OS and Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 6/1994

ONB p. 67 gives Beinn Mhùrstat, with Beinn Bhustan crossed out

Related Places:

The radio mast is on this summit.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic, Iron

Informants: Lachie Cameron, Balevullin

Informant 2: Alasdair MacDonald, Druimasadh, Balevullin

Informant 3: OS