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English nameElphin
Gaelic nameAilbhinn

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Sutherland ~ Cataibh
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townUllapool
Postcode areaIV26
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNC210113
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaning 
Element type

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesAilibhinn: Robertson MS359
Ailbhinn, Elphin ‘rock peak’ Watson 1926, 125 [no article]
Ailbhinn: Storlann map

“G. "El," old Gaelic aill, stone or rock; phin = fionn, fair, white the white rock. Limestone at this hamlet.” MacKay

Cf also Alexander 1952, 53 who discusses the Elphin in ABD, and gives the same underlying Gaelic form.
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