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English nameTobar Sròn na Glaodhaich
Gaelic nameTobar Sròn na Glaodhaich
Meaningthe well of the nose shaped hill of the weeping

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeRiver/Stream / Abhainn/Allt
Post townIsle of Skye
Postcode areaIV46
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG543155
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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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 Drinan a well called Tobar na Sròine or Tobar Sròn na Glaodhaich was used when locals would cut peat. It is next to Sròn na Glaodhaich, ‘the nose-shaped hill of weeping’, on Ben Meabost. There are two stories attached to the well. Firstly, mourners carrying a coffin for burial to Kilmarie would habitually rest here before the long downhill to the old graveyard. The women would take the opportunity to weep over the coffin. Secondly, during a battle between the MacKinnons and the MacDonalds, the latter were about to get the upper hand when the former gave out a great cry for help. The people in the surrounding area rushed to their aid and the MacDonalds were defeated.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: Place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye (Scottish Natural Heritage 2015): 48

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Additional infoAlternative form: Tobar na Sròine, the well of the nose 
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