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English nameBught
Gaelic nameAm Bucht
Meaningthe sheep fold

Location and type of place name

LocationInverness, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Inverness & Bona
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaIV3
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number416
OS grid referenceNH664445
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG bucht ~ sheep fold
Element typeagriculture

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. masc. def. art. am + nom. sg. bucht, masc. ‘sheep fold’
SourcesHistorically the name was Cill Bheathain but modern Gaels refer to it as Am Bucht: Maclean 2004, 61
The English name is “pen”, while the Gaelic name is “Bean’s church”. Bught Park is known as Pàirc nam Bochd, "the park of the poor", but this may be an attempt to interpret Bught as a Gaelic word: Mac an Tàilleir  
Additional infoThis is a loan word from Scots bught, ‘sheep fold’. This is the ‘pen’ referred to in the Mac an Tàilleir quote.
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