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English nameEilanreach
Gaelic nameAn t-Eilean Riabhach
Meaningthe speckled island

Location and type of place name

LocationLochalsh, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Glenelg
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townKYLE
Postcode areaIV40
Relevant main roadsA87
OS sheet number413
OS grid referenceNG799174
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG eilean ~ island; riabhach ~ speckled
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. masc. def. art. an (with t- before vowels) + nom. sg. eilean, masc. ‘island’ + nom. sg. masc. adj. riabhach, ‘speckled’ = ‘the speckled island’
Ellanreoch 1876 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Additional infoThe old OS map shows the final syllable was -reoch, which is a common anglicisation of the term riabhach, ‘speckled’, as seen in Auchareoch (Bute): An t-Achadh Riabhach.
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