|Gaelic name||A' Bhuaile Dhubh|
|Meaning||the black cattle fold|
Location and type of place name
|Location||Inverness area, Highland|
|Local authority||Highland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd|
|Parish post 1891||Inverness & Bona|
|County post 1891||Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis|
|Topographical feature type||Settlement ~ Tuineachadh|
|Relevant main roads||A82|
|OS sheet number||416|
|OS grid reference||NH588406|
|Type of name||Place ~ Àite|
|Element meaning||G buaile ~ cattle fold; dubh ~ black|
|Language notes||G gen. sg. fem. def. art. a’ (leniting) + lenited gen. sg. fem. of buaile + lenited adj. dubh fem, 'black'|
|Sources||Am Buaile Dubh Barron 2011 (2002), 385|
|Additional info||A local informant said that whilst he has not heard anyone say this, he has seen it written.
Various forms of this name are relatively common throughout Scotland, especially in the Western Isles. It should be stressed however, that there is no direct evidence for this name being applied to this site.
Roddy MacLean contacted a Gaelic-speaking inhabitant of Blackfold, but was unable to discover the original name.
The authenticity of Hugh Barron's form is not clear.