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English nameUirigh Theàrlaich
Gaelic nameUirigh Theàrlaich
MeaningCharlie’s couch

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 areaIV46
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNG512126
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:

“Near here is Uirigh Theàrlaich, ‘Charlie’s couch’. The identity of Charlie seems to have been forgotten, but the couch (Uirigh) relates to a shelf of rock resembling a couch or bench. Uirigh is not commonly found in place-names, but on Cairnburgh in the Treshnish Isles of Mull there is Uirigh Ailean nan Sop, where a man called Ailean nan Sop became stranded on a rock of similar form.”

Gaelic in the Landscape: Place-names of Strath, Isle of Skye (Scottish Natural Heritage 2015): 32

This place-name is not found on any maps.
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