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English nameRaasay
Gaelic nameRatharsair

Location and type of place name

LocationInner Hebrides, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Portree
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeIsland(s) ~ Eilean(an)
Post townKYLE
Postcode areaIV40
OS sheet number409 / 410
OS grid referenceNG5643
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaning 
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notes 
Rasay, terras de Rarsay 1596 RMS vi no. 453
Rarsay 1630 Retours (Inverness) no. 50
Raarsa 1654 Blaeu Map (Skye)
Rasay 1688 Retours (Inverness) no. 109
Raza I 1804 Heather
Ràarsa Dwelly 1912
Roe isle raa, row, ey island Forbes, 286
Raarsaigh, Rathasa, Raarsa, Ratharsair
Ratharsair Sorley Maclean, An Cuilitheann
Ratharsàigh Wentworth, 618
[ra-ɑʂe] or [ra-ɑse] local source Sòdhaigh
Additional infoCox notes that Ratharsair is the local form, with Ratharsaigh the non-local form. The Sòdhaigh source confirmed this.
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