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English nameRogart
Gaelic nameSgìre Raoird
Meaning

Location and type of place name

Location
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891
Topographical feature type
Post townRogart
Postcode areaIV28
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNC735036
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

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Further Information

Language notes 
Sources
Ecclesiam de Rothegorth 1222-45 Sutherland Charters 4
Littill Roart 1525 Sutherland Charters 74
Litile Rowart 1562 Sutherland Charters 98 (Roartbeig in OPS 632)
Litill Reord 1566 Sutherland Charters 103
Rogartmoir 1584 Sutherland Charter Chest (Sutherland Book I, 145)
Lytill Rogart 1616 Retours (Sutherland) 3
Rogartc 1650? Macf. Geog. Coll iii, 101
RogartK 1654 Blaeu Map Southerlandia
Little Rogart, Mickle Rogart 1820 Thomson
[Mickle to north east of Rogart,
with Little Rogart to the north of Mickle,]

Raghairt (gen.) 1846 An Fhianuis
Raigheard 1875 Am Fèillire
‘Raoird’ MacKay 1893, 186

Gaelic pronunciation is Raoird 1897 Gunn, Sutherland and Reay Country, 166 Rao-ard Robertson Collection MS359a, 82
anns Raoghard: Robertson, Sutherland Gaelic, 1907, 117 Sgire Rao’ird* / Raoghard – CR / Ròghard – Rob Donn: Dwelly
[,ski’’rW:rd]; Sgìr’ Raoghard: Dorian, East Sutherland Gaelic, 215

Röð-garð Ridge-farm Johnston 1909

Whilst Raoird or Raord is the pronunciation, Robertson in his Sutherland Gaelic states that intervocalic –gh- can be pronounced silently. Dorian gives such a pronunciation but spells it with the -gh-.
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