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English nameRubha Phòil
Gaelic nameRubha Phòil
MeaningPaul’s promontory

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeHeadland ~ Rubha
Post townIsle of Skye
Postcode areaIV45
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG640034
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
SourcesRubha Phàil: Robertson

(Paul’s promontory) “This is where some of the MacDonald’s from Glencoe arrived after the massacre. It could also be named after Paul Balkesson, medieval [sic] sheriff of Skye.” Place-names in Sleat leaflet
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