Township: Kilmoluaig

Map Reference: Kilmoluaig 1

Name Type: machair

Meaning: See Carachan in Longships on the Sand.

Other Forms: Carachan - ONB p70, "applies to three small houses quite close to Cnoc Charachan and [takes] the name from the wild liquorice root abounding in the neighbourhood."

Related Places: Carrachan is quite a common name on the western seaboard, for example on Crown Island, off Applecross (OS1/28/47/94)

Information:Named because the potatoes grown here were rough (Gaelic carrach) - Hugh MacLeod, Cornaig, 8/1994.

Local Form:

Languages : Obscure

Informants: OS

Informant 2: multiple, particularly attached to personal name - i.e. Niall Charachain