Township: Hough

Map Reference: Hough 12

Name Type: hill

Meaning: This is ON lyng ‘heather' (CV, 401), probably with ON hóll ‘rounded hill’ or, less likely, ON v?llr ‘field, meadow’ (see Manal).
There is a Lingal on Flotta, Orkney (SP); there is a Lyngholen in Finnøy, Norway (NG); and Lyng- is a common specific in Iceland, with Lynghóll occurring twice as a farm name (SAM).

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Information:"Tha an grian a dol seachad air Lingail" [the sun is going past Lingal] is an old saying by Balevullin folk meaning that spring is coming - Ann MacDonald, Balevullin, 2/1994.
This hillock is on the hill side of the road in Croit Iain Bhioltaidh, just south of Utraid an Dà Cheann.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 6/1994

Informant 2: Neil Alec MacLean, Hough, 11/1993