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English nameReraig
Gaelic nameRèaraig
Meaning?reed bay

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
Post townKYLE
Postcode areaIV40
Relevant main roadsA87
OS sheet number413
OS grid referenceNG817273
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningON reyrr ~ reed; vík ~ bay
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notespossibly ON reyrar-vík gen. sg. reyrr, masc. 'reed' + nom. sg. of ON vík fem. ‘bay’ = 'bay of reeds'
Rowrag 1548 RMS iv no. 204
Rerek 1554 RMS iv no. 969
Rerage 1655 RMS x no. 440
Raraeg 1644 Pont text 141v
Rorag 1681 RPS [1681/7/155]
Rereg 1776 Mackenzie: South part
Rereg 1804 Heather
Re’araig, Re’irig Dwelly 1912
G. rèiraig MacBain 1922, 57
Rèaraig: N. reyr-vík reed-bay Watson 1904, 188
Rèaraig "reed bay", from Norse Mac an Tàilleir
Rèaraig Previous signage
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