Township: Hough,Sea

Map Reference: Hough 51

Name Type: sea

Meaning: Shealg could be derived from Gaelic sealg, a hunt or sealgach, hunting. The former would give Sgeir na seilg, the latter Sgeir shealgach. Presumably from hunting seals.

Other Forms: Sgeir Shealg - OS, AdCh

Sgeir na Sealg - HMcL

Sgeir nan Sealg - NBT

Related Places:

Information:Na Baird Thirisdeach, ed. Rev Hector Cameron, An Comunn Thirisdeach, 1932, p355:
"Chaill i'n stiuir air Sgeir nan Sealg

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: OS

Informant 2: Admiralty Map 1778

Informant 3: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, 2/1997