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English nameRiver Lyon
Gaelic nameAbhainn Lìobhann

Location and type of place name

Local authorityPerth and Kinross ~ Peairt is Ceann Rois
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Perthshire ~ Siorrachd Pheairt
Topographical feature typeRiver/Stream / Abhainn/Allt
Post townAberfeldy
Postcode areaPH15
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNN753470
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
SourcesAvon Lyon c. 1591 Pont map 17

“Perhaps the most singular thing to be remarked in this connection is that in the east of Perthshire if any term for river or water is used along with the proper name it is always Uisge and never Abhainn… even in the west of Perthshire abhainn is quite familiar in such cases. The river Lyon for example with us Uisge Lìobhunn, is in the west of the county commonly called Abhainn Lìobhunn.” Robertson

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