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English nameFaoilean
Gaelic nameAn Fhaoileann
Meaningthe raised beach

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townIsle of Skye
Postcode areaIV49
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG566203
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 Strath, Isle of Skye and was published in a booklet by SNH and AÀA. The Following quote appears in that booklet:

“By Loch Slapin is Faoilean, or An Fhaoileann, meaning ‘the raised beach’. There are other instances of this place-name in other islands with similar landforms, such as Jura and Raasay.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: Place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye (Scottish Natural Heritage 2015): 13
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