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English nameBuaile nan Caorach
Gaelic nameA’ Bhuaile Chàrnach
Meaningthe stony fold

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeEnclosure ~ Buaile
Post townIsle of Skye
Postcode areaIV43
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG644164
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:

“At the back of the school in Heaste is A’ Bhuaile Chàrnach, ‘the stony fold’.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: Place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye (Scottish Natural Heritage 2015): 42
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