Township: Caolas,Milton

Map Reference: Milton 57

Name Type: sea

Meaning: Skerries of the sucking

Other Forms: Suakin Rocks - The Turnbull Map of Tiree 1768 and accompanying survey text.

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Information:Bailtean is Ath-Ghairmean, Niall M Brownlie, Argyll Publishing, 1995, p134:

Three men perished when their boat was driven on to them in a storm. Iain Mac Ailein [John MacLean, the bard] composed a lament at the time of the tragedy, part of which might be rendered as follows:
Although you returned to us
In a very short time,
Instead of much rejoicing,
We were overwhelmed with sadness.
You perished on the Suacain,
In seas without mercy;
It was not your lack of knowledge
That sent you there under sail.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: OS