Township: Baugh,Crossapol

Map Reference: Crossapol 1

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The beach of Baugh

Other Forms: Tràigh Bhàgh - ONB p95, with Tràigh Bhàigh crossed out.

Tràigh a’ Bhàigh would be the grammatically correct form.

Tràigh Chrosabol - as Crossapol has overtaken Baugh in population thebeach is often now known as this or Crossapol Beach.

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Information:"Traigh-Bhaigh" - Na Baird Thirisdeach, ed. Rev Hector Cameron, An Comunn Thirisdeach, 1932, p 275.
Applies to the whole beach. Now more usually called Crossapol Beach.

The yacht Oceana came ashore on Baugh beach. There were 5 or 6 on board and the Tiree coastguard took them off using a line fired by a rocket. The captain came off last with his cap “glued to his head!” Archie Brown, Kilkenneth, 12/2005.

Local Form: Tra' Bhàigh

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: OS