Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 2

Name Type: shore

Meaning: See Sgàthain in Longships on the Sand.

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Information:Refers to a pool of water on top of a rock by the shore. The wives of the lighthouse keepers ("who we looked up to in these days") used to adjust their hats on the way to church in its reflection - WL.

ONB p236 Cùl Sgàthain. "A small piece of foreshore situated about a quarter of a mile east of Hynish." Rev. John G. Campbell; Mr. McQuarrie, Famer, Hynish; Mr. Duncan McQuarrie, Hynish

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: ONB p236

Informant 2: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 8/1995

Informant 3: John MacDonald, Mannal, SA1972.144