Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 54

Name Type: shore

Meaning: This may be a Norse name. ‘ON skítr ‘dirt’, may refer to stagnant pools on the beach where seaweed rots’ (Puldrite in Sandnes 2010a, 137). There is a Skeiten in Østre Toten, Norway (NG). This could, instead, be a Gaelic name with ScG sgiot ‘dart, arrow’ (Dwelly), although this does not account for the final palatalised /t/. There is an Abhuinn an Sgiot in South Uist (SP).

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There is a big gully in the middle of this rock containing gravel. It is a fishing rock.

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Languages : Obscure

Informants: Lachie and Chrissie MacFarlane, Hynish, 1/1994

Informant 2: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 9/1995