Township: Skerryvore

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Name Type: sea

Meaning: This is a skerry, part of the Skerryvore complex, near MacKenzie's Rock where the SS Labrador foundered in 1899. This large formation of sea rocks must have been as dangerous to Norse sailors as it was in the nineteenth century, when the Northern Lighthouse Board built Skerryvore Lighthouse.

The specific may be a male ON personal name such as Úlfr, with ON sker ‘skerry’: Úlfsker. See Ùlastac below.

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Related Places: This is a skerry, part of the Skerryvore complex, near MacKenzie’s Rock where the SS Labrador foundered in 1899. This large formation of sea rocks must have been as dangerous to Norse sailors as it was in the nineteenth century, when the Northern Lighthouse Board built Skerryvore Lighthouse.

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Languages : Norse

Informants: William MacLean, Balinoe

Informant 2: Donald MacNeill, The Land