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English namePollin
Gaelic nameAm Pollan

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 referenceNC072264
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaning 
Element type

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notes 
Sources‘Polin G., corruption of Pollan, dim. of poll, a pond, a pool, or marsh, giving the name to the locality.’ MacKay 1889, 59.

Polin 1747-55 Roy
Pollan 187x OS map

This is by Bàgh a’ Phòllain:

Bàgh a’ Phollain 1870s OS
Bàgh a’ Phòllain 1900s OS
Bàgh a’ Phòllain 1960s OS

This would appear to be a masculine form of the diminutive of poll, which is normally polla(i)g.
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