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English nameUig (Skye)
Gaelic nameAn Ùig
Meaningthe bay

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 roadsA87
OS sheet number408
OS grid referenceNG391634
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningN vik ~ bay
Element typewater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notes 
?Inverweig 1596 RMS vi no. 453
Vyg 1654 Blaeu Map (Skye)
Uig, Uig 1776 Mackenzie: North part
Uig Dwelly 1912
Uig, Uige, Ige, Wig the nook, An d-Uig, An Uig (locally) Forbes, 440
Ùige "the bay", from Norse Mac an Tàilleir
Uige previous signage
Additional infoSee Oftedal 1954 no. 62 for further discussion of this name in a Norse context.
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