Township: Gott

Map Reference: Gott 49

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The beach of the razorfish

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Information:The old folk would collect the razor shells at spring low tides by moonlight. He planted 15 sods of marram grass in 1970 with Hugh MacArthur on open sand dunes opposite his house. They have grown into a large dune system - DMcI.

In the 1970s blown sand used to cover the road and come into the house under the door and in at the windows. He blamed the bigger boats churning up the sea bottom with their more powerful propellers. About 1975 he planted 15 sods of marram grass from Ruaig in front of his house at 20 foot intervals. It is best to plant them onto bare sand, with a little ‘collar’ of grass around them (the roots won’t be so deep then). The marram is ‘fed’ by the blown sand. Now the dunes are twenty feet high. Donald MacIntyre, Gott.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Donald MacIntyre, Gott, 12/1995