Township: Sandaig

Map Reference: exact location unknown

Name Type:

Meaning: An unqualified simplex name in ON berg ‘rock’, ‘rocky precipice’ (Sandnes
2010a, 387); OI berg ‘rock, boulder; cliff, precipice’ (Zoega)
Berg is a common name in the Norse Atlantic islands, for example on Whalsay, Shetland (SP); there is a Berg in Sømna, a Bergen and several examples of Berge in Norway (NG); Berg is a common farm name in OR; and Berg occurs three times as a farm name in Iceland (SAM). (See Cox 1998, 59-65 for a full discussion of this element).

Other Forms: Bergh - The map MVLA INSVLA in the Atlas of Scotland, Atlas Novus, by Joan Blaeu, 1654. These maps were largely based on work by Timothy Pont who mapped Scotland between 1583 and 1596. NLS, 123.

Bearg - Bailtean is Ath-Ghairmean, Niall M Brownlie, Argyll Publishing, 1995, p159.

Related Places: Sloc Seonaid

Information:A fishing rock north of Am Port Mor. Sloc Seonaid is a pool there - Effie MacKinnon, Sandaig, 12/2012.

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Languages : Norse

Informants: Bailtean is Ath-Ghairmean, Niall M Brownlie, Argyll Publishing, 1995, p159.

Informant 2: Nancy MacKinnon, Sangaig, 12/2012