Township: Hough,Sea

Map Reference: Hough 1

Name Type: sea

Meaning: Hough skerries

Other Forms: Sgeir Mhòr nan Ròn - the big skerry of the seals. You can hear the bull seals on the Hough skerrues roaring from Kilkenneth - Sandy MacKinnon (Sandaidh Ghobhainn), Kilkenneth, 2/1997

Hough Skerries - OS

Skerinhough - Island Mull with Islands Tiri and Coll, M MacKenzie, 1775.

Skeringhoagh - The map of John Ainslie, 1789, NLS

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Information:The Ardandhu ran aground here in poor weather on 9th September 1891 en route from Riga to Fleetwood with a cargo of railway sleepers. Captain James Smith and 18 crew were rescued by islanders with no loss of life. The captain was found to have been negligent and his certificate was suspended for six months. The steam trawler Saxon was wrecked here on 21st August 1931. The captain and 12 crew abandoned ship safely. Summarised from Argyll Shipwrecks, by Peter Moir and Ian Crawford, published 1994, p153.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: multiple

Informant 2: OS