Township: Sandaig

Map Reference: Sandaig 104

Name Type: well

Meaning: It is possible that this is an old chapel name in annaid. There is a historic graveyard site 0.5 km away (see Barrapol in Gazetteer). The insertion of a prosthetic /f/ before an initial vowel is a feature of the Tiree Gaelic dialect: easgann > feasgann, àradh > fàradh (Boyd 2014, 344).
Fannaid is not found elsewhere in Scotland as a place-name (SP). Annaid itself is fairly uncommon, occurring, for example, at Kilcalmonell in Kintyre (SP).

Other Forms: Tauberfanit - Blaeu’s Atlas Novus, published in 1654 which used data from Timothy Pont’s surveys done between 1583 and 1596 (Illustrated Maps of Scotland by Jeffrey Stone, Studio Editions, 1991

Related Places: Eilean Chircnis or Chitinn - Sandaig

Information:Bodies from The Sturdy were washed up here - MMcA.
South of An t-Sron.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 11/1993

Informant 2: Mary MacArthur, Sandaig, 5/1994

Informant 3: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, 11/1995