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English nameKilbraur
Gaelic nameCill Bràthar
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationBrora
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Sutherland ~ Cataibh
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townBrora
Postcode areaKW9
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNC823100
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

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Language notes 
SourcesKilnabraar 1548 RMS iv 241
Kilmabrair 1563 RSS v 1463
Kilnabrair 1564 RSS v 1704
Kilnabrayr x 2 1566 Sutherland Charters 103 [Culnabrayr in OPS 667]
Kilnabrair 1566 RSS v 2718

Kilbrar: G. cill-brathair, the cill or cell of the brother (monk), a culdee, where he located himself on a beautiful site, amongst a large population: MacKay, 1892, 339
Cill-Bràthar Robertson Collection MS359a, 78
‘the Brethren’s Church,’…. Cill nam Bràthair Watson 1926, 273
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