Township: Balephuil

Map Reference: Balephuil c

Name Type: house

Meaning: The house of Archibald, son of Alan the Scholar

Other Forms: OS - Meningie

Related Places:

Èirdsidh Ailein was a minister in Colonsay - EK.

Eachann Ailein Sgoileir was the minister or lay preacher in Colonsay and Bunessan. It was his sister, Nancy, who was on a station near the town of Meningie, South Australaia, 100 miles south-east of Adelaide. She came home and built the big house - Donald MacKinnon (the Plumber), Sandaig, 12/1995 (a descendant of Aillean Sgoilear - Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill).

Ailean Sgoilear had four children - Archie, Mairi, Katie and Nancy - EK.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Eilidh (bheag) Kennedy, Balevullin, 8/1994

Informant 2: OS