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English nameKilbowie
Gaelic nameA’ Chùilt Bhuidhe
Meaningthe yellow back

Location and type of place name

Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature type
Post townOBAN
Postcode areaPA34
OS sheet number376
OS grid referenceNM841290
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningcùilt ~ nook, back; buidhe ~ yellow
Element typecolour

External Resources

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Further Information

Language notesG a', leniting nom. sg. fem. def. art. + lenited nom. sg. cùilt, fem. ‘nook’ + lenited nom. sg. adj. buidhe, ‘yellow’ = ‘the yellow back’
SourcesThis appears to be a new transferred name. It first appears on the OS 1899 1:25000 map, first revision, it is absent from the first edition. RCAHMS has no records of this site ever having a church. Informant WG was unaware of the Gaelic name of this place, and did not know of any tradition of a church at this site. It is likely a be transferred from Kilbowie in Clydebank (NS495705), for which the old forms are:
Cultbrit 1182 x 1199 Lenn. Cart. 12
Cuiltebut 1182 x 1199 Pais. Reg. 157
Cultbuche 1222 x 1250 Pais. Reg. 173
Cultensuthe 1222 x 1250 Pais. Reg. 159 [presumably for Cultenbuthe (long s) rubric]
terram de Cultbuthe 1237 Acts of Parliaments vol I p85
terram de Cultbuthe 1233 Pais. Reg. 166
Cultbovy 1273 Cart. de Levenax
terre de Cultbovy 1367 Acts of Parliaments vol I p170
Kilbwy 1579 Parliamentary records [1579/10/4]
Estir et Westir Culboyis 1621 Retours (Dumbarton) no. 24
Cwlbie (vel Culbowie) 1634 Retours (Dumbarton) no. 31
Culbowie-Eistir 1642 Retours (Dumbarton) no. 40
Coulbuy 1654 Blaeu (Pont) Lennox
Wester Culbowie 1665 Retours (Dumbarton) no. 63
Over, Midle et Neather Kilboyes 1676 Retours (Dumbarton) no. 69
Killbuy 1777 Ross’s map of the Shire of Dumbarton.
Kilbowie 1865 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Additional infoApplied to Kilbowie House, Oban.
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