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English nameTobar an Ruaidh
Gaelic nameTobar an Ruaidh
Meaningthe well of the red (iron)

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 areaIV42
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG660203
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:

“There is also Tobar an Ruaidh, next to Fireach clach mentioned earlier, in which the ruadh may relate to the ‘red iron’, and there is another Tobar Ruadh chalybeate well in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire.”

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

This place-name is not found on any maps.
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