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English namePlockton
Gaelic nameAm Ploc
Meaningthe pimple or bump

Location and type of place name

LocationWester Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Lochalsh
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaIV52
Relevant main roadsA890
OS sheet number428
OS grid referenceNG802337
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG ploc ~ pimple, any round mass
Element typelawtopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG masc. nom. sg. def. art. am (before labials) + nom. sg. ploc, masc. ‘pimple, any round mass’ = ‘the pimple or bump’.
Plack 1776 Mackenzie: South part
Plack 1804 Heather
Plock of Kyle 1820 Thomson
Ploc Loch Aillse locally Am Ploc Dwelly 1912
am Ploc Watson 1904, 187
Am Ploc the pimple. Mac an Tàilleir
Am Ploc previous signage
Additional infoPlockton (east) ~ Am Ploc an Ear (NG802337)
Plockton (west) ~ Am Ploc an Iar (NG802337)
"The English name has “town” attached. The full Gaelic name is Ploc Loch Aillse, the pimple of Lochalsh." Mac an Tàilleir
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