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English namePort MhicMhannain
Gaelic namePort MhicMhannain
MeaningBuchannan’s port

Location and type of place name

LocationHeaste
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typePort ~ Port
Post townIsle of Skye
Postcode areaIV43
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG648163
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:

“Port MhicMhannain is ‘Buchannan’s port’. Buchannan is not a local name, but this was coined at a time when herring fishing was a big industry in Loch Eishort and may be linked to an individual concerned with the industry.”

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

This place-name is not found on any maps.
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