Township: (Rubha) Craignis,Hough

Map Reference: Craignish 44

Name Type: shore

Meaning: This is derived from the male ON personal name Þórir or Þórvald (see Horraldshay, Sandnes 2010a, 123) with the genitive morpheme /s/, with the generic either ON dalr ‘valley or piece of ground’ or ON st?ðull ‘milking place’.
There is a Torastan on Coll (1881 OS 6 inch first edition), a Torrabus on Islay (Macniven 2015, 285), and a Torvald’s Geo in Lerwick, Shetland (SP); Torsdalen is a common place-name in Norway (NG); Torsdal is a farm name in OR; and Þórisdalur is a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

The Maze is a recent name given by windsurfers to one of their favourite beaches and may refer to the windy track leading down to it.

Other Forms: Tràigh Thòdhrasdail - ONB p90, with Horrisdale crossed out.

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Local Form: Tra' Thorasdail

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: OS