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English nameFaraid Head
Gaelic nameRubha na Faraid
Meaning

Location and type of place name

Location
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Sutherland ~ Cataibh
Topographical feature type
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNC389718
Type of name

Elements

Element meaning 
Element type

External Resources

OS maps
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notes 
Sources
Farret c. 1591 Pont map 1
Farritt c. 1591 Pont map 2 front
Row na Farriff c. 1591 Pont map 2 front
Farrid or Far out head 1832 Burnett
Far out head 1820 Thomson
An Fharaid modern OS maps

n’ Fharaid: 1905 ‘Oran nan Eilean’ a Gaelic song (Captain Wm. Morrison ‘Fearchur Leighich’ Celtic Review vol II

“Farrid Head. Ordnance survey map etymologises this into far-out-head! The Gaelic is an fhairid, am faire aite,
the watch-place.” Gunn, Sutherland and Reay Country

An Fhairid an Fharaid Robertson Collection MS358, 34
Rubha na Farai(r)d Watson 2002 (1906), 62
An Fharaid: Seumas Grannd 2007

Nearby are Cleach Bheag and Mhòr na Faraid.
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