Township: Balevullin

Map Reference: exact location unknown, but presumed on the machair.

Name Type: machair

Meaning: The sand dune of Finlay

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Information:"The sandbank of this name on the farm of Balevullin in Tiree was at one time a noted Fairy residence, but has since been blown level with the ground. It caused surprise to many that no traces of fairies were found in it." Extract from 'The Gaelic Otherworld' by John Gregorson Campbell, Edited with commentary by Ronald Black, Edinburgh; Birlinn, 2005, p31. See also p316 - fairies were often called muinntir Fhionnlaigh [Finlay's people].

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: The Gaelic Otherworld, ed Ronald Black, Birlinn, p31