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English nameRatagan
Gaelic nameRàtagan
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationLochalsh, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Glensheil
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townKYLE
Postcode areaIV40
Relevant main roadsA87
OS sheet number413
OS grid referenceNG916197
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaning 
Element type

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notes 
Sources
Radagan 1654 Blaeu Map (Northern Scotland)
Bealach Ràtagain 1880 OS 6 inch 1st en.
Mam Rattachan 1912 Bartholomew Atlas
Ràtagan Watson 1904, 172
Ràtagan "small circular fort" Mac an Tàilleir
Ràtagan Previous signage
Ràtagan local source, Geàrr-loch
[ˈrɑ:ʰtəˌkən] local source, Sòdhaigh
Additional infoThis name is of obscure derivation. The Mac an Tàilleir form seems to refer to either ràth fortress, fort, circle, neither of which are very satisfactory.
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