Township: Baugh

Map Reference: Baugh 37

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The fact that there is just one documentary source forces us to be cautious. It may be a Gaelic construction from ScG bìdeag 'very small portion of anything, bit, fraction' (there is an A' Bhideagan in Kintyre: SP); or ScG bioda 'pointed top, hilltop' (Dwelly) with the locational suffix -ag (there is a Bealach nam Biodag in Ardnamurchan, and a Cnoc Biodaig on North Uist: SP).
However, in view of the palatalised final vowel and coastal location, this is more plausibly a Norse name in vík 'sheltered bay'. The specific should be left open at the moment. There is a Byttevika in Bremanger, Norway (NG).

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Related Places:

"South East of the Baptist Chapel" - ONB p180.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: ONB