Township: (Rubha) Craignis,Hough

Map Reference: Craignish 39

Name Type: shore

Meaning: This is ON skarfr (genitive skarfa) ‘cormorant ... frequent in local names Skarfa-klettr’ (CV, 539) with ON klettr ‘sea rock’.
There is a Skarvkletten in Alvdal, Norway (NG), and Skarvaklettur occurs seven times among settlement names in the Faroe Islands (KO).

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Related Places:

One of four rocks off Tràigh Thallasgeir.

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Languages : Norse

Informants: Sandy MacKinnon (Sanndaidh Ghobhainn), Kilkenneth, 8/1995