Township: Sandaig

Map Reference: Sandaig 71

Name Type: shore

Meaning: There are four examples of the place-name Kvina and a Kvinabrygga in Kvinesdal on NG; there is a Kvívík in the Faroe Islands; and Kvía- is a common specific amongst Icelandic farm names, including two examples of Kvíaból (SAM). This name may have been gaelicised as ScG cuinneag ‘milk pail’ (MacBain), as in Allt nan Cuinneag in Argyll (SP).

Other Forms: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, collected by Ailean Boyd, gives A' Chuinneag. See Creag na Cuinneig.

Related Places: See Port Cuineag.


Local Form:

Languages : Obscure

Informants: Donald MacNeill (Dòmhnall an Tàilleir), The Land, 12/1995

Informant 2: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, 11/1995

Informant 3: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, collected by Ailean Boyd