Township: Heanish

Map Reference: Heanish 13

Name Type: shore

Meaning: Rock of the promontory. Aoidh is a Gaelic loan word from the Old Norser eið 'promontory' (Cox R 2002, The Gaelic Place-Names of Carloway, p 169)

Other Forms: Clach na-Shòa - OSNB OS1/2/28/252

See An Aoidh in 'Eachdraidh le Càirdeas is Cridhe' (2020) Acair, p 330

Related Places:

Information:There is a ring on the sea side of this rock - Iain MacDonald, Sgibinis, Ruaig, 3/2016

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Donald Kennedy, Post Office, Scarinish, 10/1993

Informant 2: Angus Munn, Heanish, 6/1995

Informant 3: OS