Township: Ruaig,Ruaig

Map Reference: Ruaig 10

Name Type: shore

Meaning: This is likely to be ON langr ‘long’ with ON nes ‘promontory’. There is variable /g/-deletion in the two source forms: Langnes.
There is a Langa Taing on South Ronaldsay, a Langa Ness on Birsay, Orkney, and a Lainganis in Lochs, Lewis (SP); there are several examples of Langanes in Norway (NG); Langanes occurs three times among settlement names in the Faroe Islands (KO); and Langa- is a common element in Icelandic farm names, for example Langahlíð (SAM).

Other Forms: Laighnis - ONB p141, with Lianish crossed out

Laighnis - AMcL, Hugh MacKinnon, Torr a' Bhaile, 3/2010

Laingis - IMcD

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Languages : Norse

Informants: OS

Informant 2: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 5/2009 and 3/2010

Informant 3: Iain MacDonald, Ruaig, 5/2009