Township: Balephuil

Map Reference: Balephuil 42

Name Type: well

Meaning: The well of the mermaid

Other Forms: Tobar na Gruagaich and Tobar nan Gruagach Mhara - DMcC

Related Places: Dùn nan Nighean.

Information:He found a skelton of a 13 year old girl near this well while he was digging his septic tank. Dr Morton Boyd sent it to Glasgow University - DMcC.

David McClounnan found the skeleton of a girl at the back of his house when he was digging his septic tank. He called Morton Boyd who sent it to Glasgow University. The bones ended up in his house for years until he brought them back to Tiree and buried them on the sea side of the Mission House. Iain Boyd, Balephuil, 8/2008.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Mor Campbell, Balemartine, 11/1993

Informant 2: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 1/1996

Informant 3: Donald Sinclair, SA1968.029