Township: Gott,Kirkapol,Ruaig,Ruaig

Map Reference: Gott 3

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The big beach or Gott Beach

Other Forms: An Tràigh Mhòr - DMcI, OS

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Information:The first plane that came to Tiree was flown by "two bankers" around 1930. It landed on the beach in front of his house - Donald MacIntyre, Gott, 12/1995.

The first person evacuated by air ambulance from Tiree was Malcolm MacLean - Calum Mòr Shandaidh - who had had a haemorrhage which landed on by An Sgeir Dhubh on Gott beach in 1934 while Dr Stewart was here - DMcI.

An Cnoc Ruadh, Ruaig used to be as high as Dun Mor a' Chaolais. Someone dug into it to build a hen house and the next storm opened it up and levelled it. The sand went onto Gott beach which used to be stony - Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 2/1996.

The old droving road for cattle was along Traigh Mhor, up through Brock and on to the raised beach between Ruaig and Milton, through Bealach nam Bo to Lonamar - Angus MacLean, Scarinish.

The road to the east end was along this beach until the road was built in 1933 - Ronnie MacLean, Silversands, 6/2011.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Donald MacIntyre, Gott, 12/1995

Informant 2: OS