Township: West Hynish

Map Reference: West Hynish 300

Name Type: township

Meaning: Na Cùiltean is (as mentioned by Hector Cameron) much more likely to mean 'The Sequestered Corners'. The expression "anns na cùiltean" means "in the shadows/corners/sequestered places", or "not coveting the limelight" - Ailean Boyd, Balephuil, 3/2015

Other Forms: Cùiltean Bhaile Phuill - AB. The backs of Bailephuil. This township was originally part of Balephuil.

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Information:Hynish Farm was broken up into East (21 crofts) and West Hynish in 1914 - SA 1971/99/A18.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Ailean Boyd, Balephuil