Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 32

Name Type: shore

Meaning: See Balbhaig in Longships on the Sand.

Other Forms: Tràigh Bhalbhaig - WL

Tràigh Balbhaig - OS

Tràigh Balbhaig - ONB p245, described as a "sandy beach," meaning given "beach of the pebbles".

Related Places:

Information:A "dead quiet beach " - David McClounnan, Balephuil, 9/1995.

Used to be sandy when he was young. An Cìobair Beag (Ailig MacArthur's grandfather) used to bring his horses down to this beach to break them in. You could dig in the plough they were pulling to slow them down - WL.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: multiple

Informant 2: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 9/1995

Informant 3: OS