Township: An Àird a Deas,Caolas

Map Reference: Ardeas 31

Name Type: sea

Meaning: See Creachasdal in Longships on the Sand.

Oitir ScG 'sand bank'

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Information:The Gaelic Otherworld, ed Ronald Black, p180:

On the shallows (oitir) between Coll and Tiree the witches of the two islands were often seen fighting for the flounders that abound in the locality. The appearance that suggested this fancy was no doubt the same as is still to be seen on these banks in stormy weather.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 5/1996