Township: Gott,Kirkapol,Ruaig,Sothaigh

Map Reference: Sothaigh 6

Name Type: sea

Meaning: See Ròmasgeir in Longships on the Sand.

Other Forms:

Related Places:

Inside Clach a' Chomharraidh - AMcL.

They used to practice bombing it in the war - HMcK.

As boys, they used to watch the bombers wheel over Vaul and swoop down low over these rocks. There would be a plume of white smoke and there was a small tin hut on the machair above the beach west of Machair House where the observers would shelter as they marked the accuracy of the bombing runs. Then the planes would sweep over Soay, turn again and come in from the other side. Later the empty yellow and green canisters would be washed ashore - Duncan Grant, Ruaig, 3/2010.

They never had any seals on them. They were usually under water - Alasdair Sinclair, Brock.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 5/2009 and 3/2010

Informant 2: OS

Informant 3: Hugh MacKinnon, Torr a’ Bhaile, 3/2010