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English nameTòrr a' Choit (G. Fhionnainn)
Gaelic nameTòrr a' Choit
Meaningthe hill of the smallboat

Location and type of place name

LocationGlen Finnan, Lochaber
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeMountain/Hill ~ Beinn/Cnoc
Post townGlenfinnan
Postcode areaPH38
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNM910807
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:

“Looming over the visitor centre to the world famous Glenfinan Monument is Tòrr a’ Choit, ‘the hill of the coracle, or small boat’. Coit can mean a hut or bothy, but only when feminine, and it is masculine here. There is another Tòrr a’ Choit on Loch Shiel.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: The Rough Bounds of Lochaber (Scottish Natural Heritage 2013): 7
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