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English nameBridge of Oich
Gaelic nameDrochaid Omhaich
Meaningthe bridge over the Oich

Location and type of place name

LocationLochaber, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kilmonivaig
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaPH35
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number416
OS grid referenceNH336035
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG drochaid ~ bridge; Omhaich ~ river name
Element typecommunicationwater

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. drochaid, masc. ‘bridge’ + Omhaich, river-name
Loch Awich c. 1590 Pont map 5
Bridge of Oich 1873 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Obhaich Watson 1926, 477
Loch O'ich Watson in Dwelly 1912
Loch Omhaich Mac an Tàilleir
Additional infoObhaich comes from Abh, genitive Abha a stream or river: Watson 1926, 447
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