Township: Ruaig,Ruaig

Map Reference: Ruaig 22

Name Type: sliabh

Meaning: A green area north of Taigh Anna Mhòir, which was cultivated in World War One

See Coirceal and Coirce in Longships on the Sand.

Other Forms: Druim Coirce, 1878 OS 6inch 1st edition
Coirceal, Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 2/1996 (“the proper name”, oral source)
Druim a’ Choirce, Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 2/1996 (oral source)

Related Places: Coirceal also on a list of names in Lochalsh written by the late Johann MacInnes (Seonag NicAonghais) of Duirinis near Plockton. Coinneach Rankin, 7.1.22

There are runrigs to the north of Taigh Anna Mhoir and a patch of ground to the south west that was ploughed in 1914 and 1916 - AMcL.

Coirceal and Croit Thormoid were both ploughed in WW1 for the war effort, although they look so wet today. Coirceal actually extends to the north side of the road - AMcL.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 2/1996

Informant 2: Alasdair MacInnes, Ruaig, 2/1994

Informant 3: OS