Township: Sothaigh

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Name Type: sea

Meaning: The fact that there is just one oral source makes any reconstruction speculative. This may well be an ON name in vík 'bay', and refer to the inlet within the Sòthaigh archipelago now known as ScG Port na h-Acarsaid Fhalaich 'the inlet of the hidden harbour', where smugglers would hide their boats from excise cutters in the nineteenth century. There is an inland Loch Labharaig in Strath Mulzie, east of Ullapool (SP); Lever- is a common specific in Norway, for example Levervikan (NG).

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Information:He was shown this rock by his father, Neil. It is quite deep, and lies between Cleit Ruaig and Soay. They assumed it was where a boat called the 'Levereck' went aground, but there is no oral tradition or maritime record to back this up - IMcD

In a London Times report from August 1868 under the headline 'Wreck and Loss of Life' it reads, 'On the morning of Saturday last, the 8th of August...Especial praise is due to Captain Archibald Brown [of Mannal] of the Laverock Scot'. There is no tradition linking this coastal trader and this rock.

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Languages : Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: Iain MacDonald, Skipnish, 5/2016