Township: Ruaig,Ruaig

Map Reference: Ruaig 69

Name Type: machair

Meaning: Hillock of the bags
See Bags in Longships on the Sand.

Other Forms: Bags, Baggs or Bagaidhean - unknown meaning - Handbook to the Islands of Coll and Tiree, Hector MacDougall and Rev. Hector Cameron, Archibald Sinclair, p126.

Never heard of Baggs - AMcL

Cnoc nam Bagaichean - AMcL, MMcI

Sackhill - multiple

Related Places:

They used to plant potatoes north of the house and the bags were put on this hillock - MMcI.

Sackhill, Cnoc nam Bagaichean, was so-called because they used to plant potatoes north of the house, towards the fang, and used to dry the hessian potato bags on the fences. Margaret MacInnes, 10/2008.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 12/1995

Informant 2: Margaret MacInnes, Sackhill, 2/1994