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English nameRue Arisaig
Gaelic nameRubha Àrasaig
Meaningthe promontory of Arisaig (N)

Location and type of place name

LocationArisaig
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeHeadland ~ Rubha
Post townLochailort
Postcode areaPH39
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OS grid referenceNM611847
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

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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 Road to the Isles leads now to Arisaig, and it is here we take a detour around Rhu or Ru Arisaig or Rubha Àrasaig, ‘the promontory of Arisaig’. The name has come to name the whole peninsula in the same way Ardnamurchan originally only denoted the area round Ardnamurchan lighthouse.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: The Rough Bounds of Lochaber (Scottish Natural Heritage 2013): 26
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