Township: Sandaig,Sea

Map Reference: Sandaig 8

Name Type: sea

Meaning: NB gives 'Tidal Current'

This is a simplex name ON straumr ‘stream, current, race of sea or tide ... local names Straumr’ (CV, 597).
There is a *Stremnish on Islay (Macniven 2015, 178); there are several examples of Strom in the waters around Uist; there is a Strømmen (from straum NS) and a Straum in Hitra, and two other examples of Straume in Norway (NG); Straumur occurs four times as a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms: An Sròm - WMcL, AS

Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, colected by Ailean Boyd, gives Sròim (an Sròm?)

OS and Mary MacArthur, Sandaig, 5/1994 gives An t-Sròn

Related Places:

The Sturdy ran ashore here.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic, Obscure

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

Informant 2: Willie MacLean, Balinoe, 8/2010

Informant 3: Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 11/1993