Township: Scarinish

Map Reference: Scarinish aa

Name Type: house

Meaning: The house of George; Cidsin is an unusual generic on Tiree today, applied to very small extensions or houses. It is likely to be a loan-word from E 'kitchen', but some of these forms may be a loan from c.f. OI kytja f. 'hovel, small cottage' (Zoega) with the post-positioned definite article kytjan.

See the paper An Island in 180 Names: the Norse Place-Names of Tiree on this website

Other Forms: Taigh Sheòrais - NJ, JGMcL, DMcP, AK

An Cidsin Dubh - JGMcL, DMcP, AK

Related Places: Cidsin MacPhì, Cornaig - cidsin seems to be used on Tiree for a small annexe.

This had been the workshop of Sandy MacLean, who had the tenancy of Gott Farm - JGMcL.

It used to be part of Sandy's house with a connecting door, An Cidsin Dubh - Annie Kennedy, Scarinish, 4/1997.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Neil Johnston, Heanish, 5/1994

Informant 2: John George MacLean, Scarinish, 3/1997

Informant 3: Duncan MacPhee, Scarinish, 2/1997