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English namePort Charlotte
Gaelic namePort Sgioba
Meaningharbour

Location and type of place name

LocationIslay, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891Kilchoman
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF ISLAY
Postcode areaPA48
OS sheet number353
OS grid referenceNR252582
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG port ~ harbour
Element typewater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. port, masc. 'harbour' + gen. sg. of en Sgioba
Sources
Sgiba Dwelly 1912
Anciently Port Sgioba N. ship River Lands of Lordship
Port Sgioba or Sgioba Mac an Tàilleir
às Port Sgioba Seanchas Ile, 92
[pʰɔʂʈ ˌskipə] (Port Ellen)
Additional infoThe English name is from the mother of Frederick Campbell of Islay. Sgioba would seem to derive from ON skip, neut. 'ship'.
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