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English nameBorreraig
Gaelic nameBoraraig
Meaningbay of the fort

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Duirinish
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF SKYE
Postcode areaIV55
Relevant main roadsA850
OS sheet number407
OS grid referenceNG188535
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningpossibly ON borgar-vík: borg ~ fort; vík ~ bay
Element typewater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesPossibly ON borgar-vík: gen. sg. of ON borg, 'fem' fort + masc. sg. of ON vík, fem. 'bay' = 'bay of the fort'.
Sources
Borerag 1654 Blaeu Map (Skye)
Bore-raig 1776 Mackenzie: North part
Borereg 1804 Heather
Boreraig 1820 Thomson
Dùn Boreraig 1880 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Boreraig Norse borgavaik or vik, Forbes, 84
castle bay... 'Boraraig'
Boraraig Sorley Maclean, An Cuilitheann, Uamha 'n Oir
Boraraig, fort bay, from Norse Mac an Tàilleir 2003
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