Township: Vaul

Map Reference: Vaul 21

Name Type: shore

Meaning: An unusual, and early, Gaelic name. Irish tiompan 'small, abrupt hill' (Cox 2002, 381). See Tiumpan Head

Other Forms: Sìumban - LMcL

An Sìomban - MMcK

Eilean an t-Siabain, OS 1st edition 1878, ONSB p101, "island of spray."

Related Places:

Refers to two small islands - LMcL.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: Mary MacKinnon, Seaside, 11/1993

Informant 2: Lachie MacLean (Lachainn Sheumais), Vaul, 6/1995 and 4/1996

Informant 3: OS