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English nameBogha an t-Sasunnaich
Gaelic nameBogha nan Sasannach
Meaningthe sunken rock of the Englishmen

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeRocks/Skerry / Creagan/Sgeir
Post townIsle of Skye
Postcode areaIV41
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG721264
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:

“Bogha an t-Sasunnaich, along the coast from Kyleakin towards Breakish, means ‘the sunken rock of the Englishman’. There is no folklore attached to it, but locally it is pronounced Bogha na(n) Sasannach, which refers to Englishmen, rather than a single Englishman.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: Place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye (Scottish Natural Heritage 2015): 16
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