Township: Baugh,Gott

Map Reference: Baugh 65

Name Type: sliabh

Meaning: The red ridge

Other Forms: Drimdearg Common - The Turnbull Map of Tiree 1768 and accompanying survey text.

Drimdearg (1785) - Argyll Estate Instructions, ed. Eric Cregeen, Scottish History Society, 1964

“Drimdearg common on the west side of Gott.” p81 Argyll Estate Instructions.

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Information:The Gaelic Otherworld, ed Ronald Black, p48:
A changeling in Hianish was driven away by a man of skill who came and, standing at the door, said:
Muc dhearg, muc dhearg,
Muc leathchluasach dhearg,
Mharbh Fionn le Mac an Luin,
'S a thug e air a mhuin gu Druim Dearg.

Red pig, red pig / Red one-eared pig / That Fin killed with the son of Luin / And took on his back to Druim Dearg.

Druim Dearg, or the Red Ridge, is a common in the neighbourhood of Hianish. Fin's sword, 'the son of Luin', was of such superior metal that it cut through six feet of whatever substance was struck by it, and an inch beyond... When the changeling heard the bare mention of it, with the aversion of his race to steel, he jumped like a fish out of the water, rushed out of the house and was never seen again. The real child was found outside the house.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Turnbull Map of Tiree 1768

Informant 2: Argyll Estate Instructions