Township: (Rubha) Craignis,Hough

Map Reference: Craignish 31

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The informant translated this from Gaelic as ‘the bottom of the stool’. Tòn is a common generic in Argyll, for example Ton Tire on Mull and An Ton Loisgte in Kilchoman (SP). However, this could also be from the Norse t?nn ‘tooth’ (CV, 648). This occurs nine times in Norway as the simplex unqualified name Ton or Tøn, and seven times as specific, for example Tønnebrekk (NG), as well as in Tonacheois in South Uist and Tonabreck in Shetland (SP) + ON stól ‘stool, chair’ (CV, 596). See Stòl

Other Forms:

Related Places: An Stol

A fishing rock.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Sandy MacKinnon (Sandaidh MacKinnon), Kilkenneth, 11/1993