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English nameBalgate
Gaelic nameBaile a' Gheata
Meaningtown of the gate

Location and type of place name

LocationInverness area, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kiltarlity and Convinth
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townBEAULY
Postcode areaIV4
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNH511417
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG baile ~ town + geata ~ gate
Element typehabitation

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notes 
Baile a gheata Robertson
Baile a’ gheata H. Barron, Notes on the Aird, 220
Bail a’ gheata Barron, Hugh, 'Some Notes on the Parish of Kiltarlity' 1976, TGSI 50
Additional infoIn his 1976 article, Barron says of this name: “‘township of the road’ as in Geat’ an Dròbhaichean’ the old drove road in Kirkhill.”
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