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English nameBrae Stein
Gaelic nameBràigh Steinn
Meaningthe upper part of Steinn

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
Postcode areaIV55
Relevant main roadsA850
OS sheet number407
OS grid referenceNG266566
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG bràigh ~ upper part; ON stein ~ stone
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. bràigh, masc. 'upper part' + gen. sg. of en Steinn (ON stein, 'stone') = 'upper part of Steinn'
Brae Stein 1880 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Brac Stein: the arm of Stein, a curved or crooked and Forbes p.89
projecting portion of land, somewhat arm-like.
Given as Brae Stein, but this may be a mistake.
Steinn, stone, from Norse Mac an Tàilleir 2003
Bràigh Steinn Local source, Sgianaidean
Additional infoDespite what Forbes says about brac, Brae has been on maps since at least 1880 and is interpreted here as 'Brae of Steinn'. The Sòdhaigh source was aware brac was the original, but the proposed name is now currently in use.
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