Township: Kirkapol

Map Reference: Kirkapol 1

Name Type: watercourse

Meaning: 1. ScG Streamlet of the black rocks

2. With just one oral source for this name, this is speculatively derived from OI bjórr masc. 'a triangular cut off piece of skin ... metaphorically, a small piece of land' (CV, 66), with the post-positioned bound definite article > bjórrin.
The Orkney names Benyiecot, Benziecot, and Benzieclett in Orkney may derive from bœrin (Marwick 1995 (1947), 41); Byre in Norway derives from bjórr (NS); while Bjoren occurs twice in Norway (NG)

3. Abhainn Eòghainn - Hugh's stream - Angus Maclean, Scarinish, 10/1994 (after Hugh MacIntyre lived in Silversands and his sister Morag had the shop).

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Lachlan MacLean (Lachainn Sheumais), Vaul, 2/ and 4/1996

Informant 2: OS

Informant 3: Angus MacLean, Scarinish from LMcL, 2/1996.