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English nameUamh Maolaig
Gaelic nameUamh Maolaig
Meaningthe cave of a little bald one

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature type
Post townIsle of Skye
Postcode areaIV42
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG669229
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:

“It is said that a hermit used to live in Uamh Maolaig, a cave in Breakish. Maol is ‘bald’ in Gaelic, and the name possibly relates to a description of the hermit as ‘little bald one’.”

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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