Township: Mithealum,Vaul

Map Reference: Mithealum 8

Name Type: shore

Meaning: See Mithealum in Longships on the Sand.

Other Forms: Mealum - The map MVLA INSVLA in the Atlas of Scotland, Atlas Novus, by Joan Blaeu, 1654. These maps were largely based on work by Timothy Pont who mapped Scotland between 1583 and 1596. NLS, 123.

Mialum - The Turnbull Map of Tiree 1768 and accompanying survey text.


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Information:There used to be a church here - Lachlan MacLean (Lachainn Sheumais), Vaul, 4/1996.

The church was at the south end of Mithealum promontory on the grass - Bobby MacLean, Mialum, 11/1999.
The north end was called M├Čthealum a-mach and the south end M├Čthealum a-staigh. There is the ruin of an old house at the south end which was abandoned "as the tide came in" - Bobby MacLean, Mialum, 11/1999.

Mithealum a-Mach is where the old house site is - Mary MacPhee, Scarinish, 9/1994.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse

Informants: multiple

Informant 2: Lachlan MacLean (Lachainn Sheumais), Vaul, 4/1996