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English nameKylesku
Gaelic nameAn Caolas Cumhang

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 referenceNC229337
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesCheules cung 1654 Blaeu map Northern Scotland
Killis-cuig, 1680 Records of Argyll, 482
Kyl’s Cu 1774 Home’s Survey of Assynt, no. 7 [relating to the actual strait, no settlement is marked here]
Kilis-cu-ig 1791-99 OSA, vol 16, Assynt, 176
Kyle Scow 1820 Thomson

Kylescow. G. “Kyles” = caolas, strait; cow = cumhann, narrow the narrow strait: MacKay

Previous signage: An Caolas Cumhang

MacKay, Robert History of the House and Clan of MacKay 1829;jsessionid=8870F7EFDC052700500F1231F5865E96
Additional infoKylesku Bridge ~ Drochaid a’ Chaolais Chumhaing
Kylesku Pier ~ Cidhe a’ Chaolais Chumhaing
Kylesku Slipway ~ Sliop a’ Chaolais Chumhaing
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