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English nameBalquhidder
Gaelic nameBoth Chuidir
Meaningthe hut of ‘Cuidir’

Location and type of place name

Local authorityStirling ~ Sruighlea
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Stirlingshire ~ Siorrachd Shruighlea
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townLochearnhead
Postcode areaFK19
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNN535207
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
SourcesIn bofuddir: Book of the Dean of Lismore, p. 100 Skene edition
Bochuidir “formerly it was called Buchfuddir” Both-Phuidir Bofuidir: Robertson MS372, 266

A curious instance of p occurs in the place name Balquhidder, the Gaelic of which is Bo-phuidir in Rannoch, Strathtay, and at Loch Tay.... The pronunciation got at Blair is Bo-choidir (oi as short ao).: Robertson Perthshire Gaelic, Transactions, 1897 p. 17

Balquhidder is “Bo-fuidder” or “Bo-fuidir”… It is never by any means “Bail” to a native: Anonymous letter to the Oban Times, 5.3.1910

Both Fuidir, Both Phuidir & Both Chuidir*: Watson in Dwelly

Both Chuidir: Tony Dilworth notes

Braighe Bochuidir: 19th Century, Comhchruinneachta do dh'Òrain Thaghta, Ghaidhealach, 62

Both-chuidir… also Both-phuidir; a Balquhidder man is Puidreach: Watson, Rosg Gàidhlig, 271
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