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English namePort a' Bhàta Mhòir
Gaelic namePort a' Bhàta Mhòir
Meaningthe port of the big boat

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typePort ~ Port
Post townGlenfinnan
Postcode areaPH38
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNM890794
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Further Information

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 Port a’ Bhàta Mhòir, ‘port of the big boat’, an eight-oared boat used to put sport fishers ashore to fish in Loch na Sleubhaich. Prior to this a smaller boat had been dragged up to the hill loch to use for fishing on the loch.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: The Rough Bounds of Lochaber (Scottish Natural Heritage 2013): 12
Additional infoThis place-name was locally sourced and is not found on any maps
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