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English nameBlàr na Caillich' Buidhe
Gaelic nameBlàr na Caillich' Buidhe
Meaningthe field of the yellow old woman

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature type
Post townMallaig
Postcode areaPH40
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNM683903
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
SourcesThis name was gathered as part of a local research project on the place-names of the Rough Bounds of Lochaber and was published in a booklet by SNH and AÀA. The Following quote appears in that booklet:

“On the banks of Loch Morar is a bog called Blàr na Caillich’ Buidhe. This has a tradition associated with it. There is the story recorded1 of ‘The Last Raid that Took Place in Morar’. Included within the text of the tale there is the story of two women who were murdered and pushed into a peat bank close to a hillock by two men who were in a party of sixty hiding in the woods on a’ Chreag Mhòr at Sunisletter. This took place on Mòinteach Mhòr, ‘the big moor’ (between Arisaig and Loch Morar). This story involves Aonghas nan Corc, and therefore took place sometime after 1520.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: The Rough Bounds of Lochaber (Scottish Natural Heritage 2013): 36
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