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English nameBattle of Barra
Gaelic nameBlàr Bharraich

Location and type of place name

Local authorityAberdeenshire ~ Siorrachd Obar Dheathain
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Aberdeenshire ~ Siorrachd Obar Dheathain
Topographical feature typeBattlefield ~ Àrach
Post townInverurie
Postcode areaAB51
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNJ802256
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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SourcesBattle of Barra ~ Blàr Bharraich
22-23 May 1308 [Barra hill by Oldmeldrum and Inverurie]

Latha Ionaruiridh: Am Fèillire, 1875, 7

Barra 1506 Barrauch…. Barocht… Barra is probably the same as Barr and Barrie in other parts, Barr is top, as of tree branches, barrach meant, in the old language, bushy.: Alexander 1952, 17
Compare Castle Varrich ~ Caisteal Bharraich
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