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English nameFionn Lighe
Gaelic nameFionnailidh
Meaningwhite + ?

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeRiver/Stream / Abhainn/Allt
Post townGlenfinnan
Postcode areaPH38
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNM9681
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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:

“At the end of Loch Eil there flw two rivers, Fionn Lighe and Dubh Lighe, though these are called locally Dubhailidh and Fionnailidh. There is a watershed here and on the other side the rivers feed Loch Shiel.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: The Rough Bounds of Lochaber (Scottish Natural Heritage 2013): 4
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