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English nameHarlosh
Gaelic nameHeàrrlois
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Duirinish
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF SKYE
Postcode areaIV55
Relevant main roadsA863
OS sheet number407
OS grid referenceNG289419
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaning 
Element typedirectiontopography

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Further Information

Language notes 
Sources
Haerloish 1644 Pont text 141v
I. Harlosh 1776 Mackenzie: North part
Loch Harlosh 1804 Heather
Harlosh, Norse hafra, buck Forbes, 212
Heàrrlois: Norse, appears to refer to a river mouth but the first element is unclear. Mac an Tàilleir
['hɛ:ʴɭəʃ] Cox, local source
Additional infoAn obscure name. B. Gordon 1964, 87 discusses the possibility of this name having the same derivation of Earlish, above.
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