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English nameRu / Rhue
Gaelic nameRubha

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeHeadland ~ Rubha
Post townLochailort
Postcode areaPH39
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNM620840
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:

“Next we come to Rubha or Rhu Point which takes in quite a panorama from the entrance of Loch nan Uamh, round to Ceann an Tràigh, the South Minch and north to Skye and Knoydart.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: The Rough Bounds of Lochaber (Scottish Natural Heritage 2013): 28
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