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English nameKylestrome
Gaelic nameCaolas Sròim

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Sutherland ~ Cataibh
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townLairg
Postcode areaIV27
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNC216344
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaning 
Element type

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesCalstrome 1566 OPS, 699
Kowisstroim c. 1591 Pont map 3
Kowil-stron 1654 Blaeu map Northern Scotland
Kyle Stroam 1820 Thomson

Kyle G, the narrows with a straumr. Tideway – Gray p. 217 G. and N. Kyle, caolas, strome; N. straume, current, tide: MacKay

This is most likely reflects caolas rather than caol, given the proximity to Kylesku which is more certainly caolas.
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