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English nameRobostan
Gaelic nameAn Ròbastan
MeaningRobertson / Norse?

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 areaIV46
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG543172
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:

“Robastan is in Gaelic An Ròbastan or also Na Ròbastanaich. It is not clear if this name relates simply to the Gaelicised form of Robertson or if it reflects a name of Norse derivation.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: Place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye (Scottish Natural Heritage 2015): 38
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