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English namePort a' Bhathaich
Gaelic namePort nam Bàthach
Meaningthe port of the byre

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 referenceNM619835
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:

“The next inlet, is Port nam Bàthach, ‘port of the byres’, written on maps as Port a’ Bhàtaich. To the north of, and beside the track here, there are the remains of the old byres. The byre was built by Archie MacDonald, Rhu. He demolished it, rebuilding a new steading about 200 yards nearer Loch nan Uamh. This is the explanation of the name Port nam Bàthach; the building is now a house.”

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