Township: Hough,Sea

Map Reference: Hough 52

Name Type: sea

Meaning: The specific is ON skip (genitive plural skipa) ‘boat’, with one version supporting ON gjá (plural gjár) 'cleft in rocks': Skipa-gjár 'the clefts of the boats'.
There is a Skipageo in Unst, Shetland (SP).

Other Forms: ONB p. 21 gives the same.

Related Places:

ONB p.21 gives " a mile north east of Hough Skerries."

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: OS