Township: Vaul

Map Reference: Vaul 58

Name Type: machair

Meaning:

Other Forms: An Uailleineach - ONB p11, "applies to a small rock only visible at low water situated 1/4 of a mile NNE of Dun Beag and immediately SE of Bodha na h-Uailleinich, significance unknown."

Related Places: See Bodha na h-Uailleinich.

Information:
An area of machair west of Silversands, i.e. on the shore of Gott Bay - LMcL and MMcK, transcribed variously as Uileanar, Uidheana and Muineanaich.

An Uaireanaich - Margaret Brown, Silversands, 6/1995.

Morag, the daughter of Hugh and Betty MacIntyre who lived in Silversands was called Morag Uaireanaich - Ronnie MacLean, Siversands, 5/1996.

He supports this name being near Silversands - Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 3/2010.

OS gives the same name to an offshore rock off the north coast of Vaul. Its correct use there is supported by a nearby submerged rock called Bodha na h-Uailleinich - JH.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

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

Informant 2: OS

Informant 3: Mary MacKinnon, Seaside, 12/1993