Township: Balephuil

Map Reference: Balephuil 16

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: Fair-haired Sandy's lazy-beds

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Information:She remembers helping him when she was 8 in 1910 - EK.

He remembers helping Sandy dig these lazy beds in 1947 when he was 8 - JF.

Used until the 1940s "when tractors started" - JB.

Tèarlach Chaluim (Brown) and Sandaidh Mòr (MacArthur) went from the Balephuil sliabh to An Uamh Mhòr on Kenavara twice for a sledge load of guano which they brought out in sacks. They put them on Sandy’s feannagan [lazy beds] and the potatoes that year were huge. Some people thought they were too ‘floury’. David McClounnan, Balephuil, 3/2005.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: John Fletcher, Balemartine, 12/1995

Informant 2: Eilidh Kennedy (Eilidh bheag), Balevullin, 11/1995

Informant 3: John Brown, Balephuil, SA 1973/135.