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English nameTom an t-Saighdeir
Gaelic nameTom an t-Saighdeir
Meaningthe soldier's hill

Location and type of place name

LocationLochailort
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeMountain/Hill ~ Beinn/Cnoc
Post townGlenfinnan
Postcode areaPH38
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OS grid referenceNM919833
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:

“Starting some way up the glen, there is Leum an t-Saighdeir, ‘the soldier’s leap’. The story is a familiar one: A Jacobite soldier was captured by redcoats at the head of Loch Arkaig; he was escorted south into Glen Finnan. When they were passing the point now called Leum an t-Saighdeir he broke away and leapt over the river. The other men were too afraid to follow. He disappeared over a hill to the east which was since named Tom an t-Saighdeir, ‘the soldier’s hill’. Similar stories occur a number of times around Scotland, and indeed the world, most famously of course at the Pass of Killiecrankie.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: The Rough Bounds of Lochaber (Scottish Natural Heritage 2013): 6
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