Township: Balevullin

Map Reference: Balevullin 17

Name Type: machair

Meaning: Named in the 1930s because the dunes had eroded open.

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Related Places:

The machair between Balevullin and Crois which was severely eroded in the 1930s. The father of Captain John Lamont, Crois, Aonghas Mòr, planted murain dug from the fgactor's farm at the back of Hough which stabilised the dunes and there is very little open sand today - Angus Lamont, Cornaigmore,

'An enormous class yesterday from the Sahara and the two Cornaigs.' Lady Victoria campbell by Frances Balfour, p 263
The 'Sahara', a distant district, white with the heaped and driven sands' ibid p 333

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Languages : English

Informants: Anneen Black, Ruaig, 1/1994

Informant 2: Archie MacKinnon, Cornaigmore and Iain Aonghais MacKinnon, Kilmoluaig, 8/1994