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English nameRubha na h-Àirigh Bàine
Gaelic nameRubha na h-Àirde Bàine
Meaningthe promontory of the white height

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 areaIV46
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG517172
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:

“South of Camasunary, Rubha na h-Àirigh Bàine, is referred to locally as Rubha na h-Àirde Bàine, ‘the promontory of the white height’, or even simply An Àird Bhàn.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: Place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye (Scottish Natural Heritage 2015): 13
Additional infoAlternative form: An Àird Bhàn, the white height
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