Township: Hough

Map Reference: Hough 48

Name Type: shore

Meaning: There are at least three plausible reconstructions:
• ON hlíð ‘slope’
• ON hlíf ‘lee, shelter, cover’
• ON lýr (genitive lys) 'pollock (Gadus pollachius)' (CV, 402). Lyber on Rousay, and Løraberg in Shetland may derive in this way (Marwick 1995 (1947), 62). A fishing name, however, while appropriate today, is less plausible if the name has transferred from a neighbouring beach
The generic is ON bryggja ‘landing place’. There are a number of gullies in the rocky coast here, such as ScG Sloc Boraige Mòire 'the gully of large Boraige', but they are all difficult landings and this name is likely to have transferred from one of the neighbouring beaches, such as ScG Na Puirt Bheaga 'the small beaches' to the west.

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Related Places:

Information:A carraig or fishing rock.
Just seawards of the graveyard - Donald Kennedy (Dòmhnall Eachainn), Balevullin, 5/1996.

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Languages : Norse

Informants: Willie Neill, Balevullin, 9/1994

Informant 2: Alasdair MacDonald, Druimasadh, Balevullin, 9/1994

Informant 3: Donald Kennedy (Dòmhnall Eachainn), Balevullin, 5/1996