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English namePort nam Mùrach
Gaelic namePort na Mùraich
Meaningthe port of the sand hill

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 townLochailort
Postcode areaPH39
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNM613836
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:

“South of this is Port na Mùraich ‘port of the sand hill’ just south of Rhu Point. It is a beautiful little bay, facing Ardnamurchan Point, there is an unconfimed story that Port na Mùraich may have been an ancient graveyard.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: The Rough Bounds of Lochaber (Scottish Natural Heritage 2013): 30
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