Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 60

Name Type: machair

Meaning: Valley of the round hill.

Happy Valley was so-named in the Second World War by servicemen courting – there were lots of hidden hollows where a couple could hide.

Other Forms: Happy Valley

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Information:Happy Valley was named by Sandaidh Chailein Bhàin from Millport, not as it says in the Sunday Post article. He had a water pump outside his house and visitors used to have a “shower” there - David McClounnan, Balephuil, 6/2004

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Languages : Gaelic, English

Informants: Lachlan MacFarlane, Hynish, 12/1993