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English nameBreun-Phort
Gaelic nameBreun-Phort
Meaningputrid port

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typePort ~ Port
Post townIsle of Skye
Postcode areaIV42
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG669241
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:

“Within this area is A’ Chnuac, given to mean ‘the lump’, which is an overhanging rock behind Brainphort. Brainphort or Breun-Phort exists in other places, including Fort William, and means a ‘putrid port’, a smelly area of stale water.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: Place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye (Scottish Natural Heritage 2015): 44

This place-name is not found on any maps.
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