Township: Scarinish

Map Reference: Scarinish 14

Name Type: hill


Other Forms: Sìthean Bheinn Ghot - A&DK

Sìthean Eachainn - DMcC

Cìoch Choluim Chille - DMcC, AMcA

Sìthean Beinn Ghott - ONB p159, "applies to a small rocky knoll a short distance SE of Beinn Ghott. There are the remains of an old fort on the knoll."

Related Places: See Cachaileith Iain Ghlais for the story about fairies.

Sìthean Eachainn was named after Eachann Dhonnchaidh, pictured on the last page of Ailean Boyd's book on Tiree thatched houses - DMcC, 2/1994.

He was born in 1921. He remembers going by horse and cart from Barrapol to Caolas to see relations [i.e. about 1927]. They crossed the old bridge at Baugh (Drochaid an Fhadhalach), went across the sliabh at the back of Heanish, over Sìthean Bheinn Ghot and down onto Gott Bay. They did not go through Scarinish. Willie MacLean, Balinoe, 1/2009.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Donald MacCallum, Scarinish, 1/1994

Informant 2: Alasdair MacArthur, Balemartine, 1/1994

Informant 3: Annie and Donald Kennedy, Scarinish, 1/1994