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English nameBroadford
Gaelic nameAn t-Àth Leathann
Meaningthe broad ford

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Strath
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF SKYE
Postcode areaIV49
Relevant main roadsA87
OS sheet number412
OS grid referenceNG639234
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG àth ~ ford: leathann ~ broad
Element typesizewater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. masc. def. art. an (with t- before vowels) + àth, masc. 'ford' + nom. sg. masc. adj. leathann, 'broad = 'the broad ford'
Sources
Broadford 1776 Mackenzie: South part
An t-Ath-Leathann Forbes, 91
An t-Àth Leathann, the broad ford Mac an Tàilleir 2003
An t-Ath Leathann previous signage
Additional infoApplied to: East Broadford ~ An t-Àth Leathann an Ear; West Broadford ~ An t-Àth Leathann an Iar
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