Township: Balephetrish

Map Reference: Balephetrish 38

Name Type: sea

Meaning: See Longships on the Sand

Other Forms: Sgeir Abhaill - AC

Sgeir Abhainn - HMcP

Sgeir Abhuinn - ONB p54

Related Places:

Information:An Sgeir Abhann marks the northern end of An Fhaodhail - Handbook to the Islands of Coll and Tiree, Hector MacDougall and Rev. Hector Cameron, Archibald Sinclair, p84.

There is a mark on it to guide puffers onto the beach safely. It marks the spot where An Fhadhail came out on the north side of the island many years ago - HMcP.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: OS

Informant 2: Hector MacPhail, Ruaig, 11/1993

Informant 3: Alasdair Campbell, Tullymet, 1/1994