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English nameRubha nan Caraid
Gaelic nameRubha na Càraid
Meaningthe lovers' promontory

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 townGlenfinnan
Postcode areaPH38
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNM847762
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:

“Rubha na Càraid, ‘promontory of the couple’ has a story that two lovers drowned by this spot, but whether by accident or on purpose is not known.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: The Rough Bounds of Lochaber (Scottish Natural Heritage 2013): 18
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