Township: Vaul

Map Reference: Vaul 43

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Meaning: The hillock of the raven

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Information:See Handbook to the Islands of Tiree and Coll by Hector MacDougall and Rev. Hector Cameron, Archibald Sinclair, p84.

Bera spoke in terms of great affection of places on the farm of Valla, in the other end of the island. 'The little dune and the big dune / Dunes of my love / Odram [Odarum, Sòthaigh] and the raven's Mound [Meall an Fhithich]/ Where I was young a girl / Though I am today and old woman / bent and decrepit and sallow.' Campbell JG 1915, The Sharp-Witted Wife (A' Chailleach Bheur) The Scottish Historical Review, 12, 413

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: OS, ONB p100