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English nameTote
Gaelic nameTot
Meaningsite of a ruin

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Snizort
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townPORTREE
Postcode areaIV51
Relevant main roadsA850
OS sheet number410
OS grid referenceNG414489
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningON topt ~ site of a ruin
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesON nom. sg. topt, fem. ‘site of a ruin’
Totua 1596 RMS vi no. 453
Cott (vel Tott) 1688 Retours (Inverness) no. 109
Tota, Tobhta ruins of a house Forbes, 431
An Tobhta "the house site", from Norse Mac an Tàilleir
[tʰoʰˌt] local source, Sgianaidean
[tʰoʰˌt] local source, Sòdhaigh
Additional infoThis name has been treated as of Norse origin, since its meaning is generally unknown to our local sources and the article is absent.
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