Township: West Hynish

Map Reference: West Hynish e

Name Type: house

Meaning: The house or ruin of Fair Mary

Other Forms: Tobhta Màiri Bàin 'The Ruin of Fair Mary' in West Hynish was what I heard from John Brown (NOT Tobhta Màiri Bhàin) - this reflects the more ancient feminine genitive as we have in, for example, 'air cùl na Sgeire Mòire' as opposed to the more modern 'air cùl na Sgeir Mhòir' -Ailean Boyd, Balephuil, 3/2015

Related Places:

Information:Mairi was the last person to leave when MacQuarrie cleared West Hynish - DMcC.
Just above Croit Nèill an Tuathanaich.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 3/1996