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English nameTummel Bridge
Gaelic nameDrochaid Choinneachain

Location and type of place name

LocationPerth & Kinross
Local authorityPerth and Kinross ~ Peairt is Ceann Rois
Parish post 1891
County post 1891
Topographical feature type
Postcode areaPH18
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNN 762 594
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG drochaid ~ bridge + G coinneach ~ moss
Element typevegetationwater associated (except marsh)

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Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. drochaid, masc. ‘bridge’ + gen. sg. en. Coinneachan (from coinneach, ‘moss’) 
Drochaid Choinneachain (oi = aoi) Robertson Collection MS 372, 103
Drochaid Choinneachain Robertson Collection MS 373, 25
Drochaid Theimheil 1912 Dwelly
Drochaid Choinneachan 1980 Robertson, ‘Memories of Rannoch’ TGSI 51, 310
Additional infoRobertson, in Memories of Rannoch says, ‘Tummel-bridge is known among Gaelic-speaking natives to this day as Drochaid Choinneachan (Bridge of Kynachan).

The bridge was built for General Wade by John Stewart of Kynachan in 1733 and for that reason is known locally as Kynachan Bridge. Mac an Tàilleir website and other sources also have Drochaid Dubhaig.
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