Township: Hough

Map Reference: Hough 48

Name Type: shore

Meaning: There are at least three plausible reconstructions:
• ON hlíf ‘lee, shelter, cover’ is less topographically plausible at this location. There are a number of gullies in the coast here, 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, or ScG Sloc Boraige Mòire ‘the gully of large Boraige’
• ON lýr (genitive lys) ‘pollock (Gadus pollachius)’ (CV, 402)
• ON hlíð ‘slope’
The generic is ON bryggja ‘landing place’

Other Forms:

Related Places:

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

Local Form:

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