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English namePort Bannatyne
Gaelic namePort MhicEamailinn

Location and type of place name

Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typePort ~ Port
Post townIsle of Bute
Postcode areaPA20
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNS081671
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
SourcesPort Bannatyne 1820 Thomson
Port MhicEamailinn: Mac an Tàilleir

“The port is named after the Bannatyne family who held Kames for centuries.” Markus, Place-names of Bute, 427

“When the vowel following Mac in a surname is slender its influence makes it slender in Arran in two or three instances, as Maic Eamailinn, Englished Bannatyne” Robertson, Scottish Gaelic Dialects, 275

However Black says under MacAomlinn: “In Arran M’Amelyne, M’Omelyne, M’Emlinn is the Gaelic patronymic of the Bannatynes of Kames”.

Although the Gaelic form has no historical authenticity, it is now established.
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