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English nameBoath
Gaelic nameNa Bothachan
Meaningthe place of the booths or huts

Location and type of place name

LocationEaster Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kiltearn Parish
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature typeRoad/Track ~ (Frith)Rathad
Postcode areaIV16
OS sheet number438
OS grid referenceNH577739
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningboth ~ hut
Element type

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG nom. pl. masc. def. art. na + nom. pl. both, masc. ‘hut’
Bothmoir 1583 RMS iv no. 586
Bothmoir 1608 RMS iv no. 2111
Boith 1641 RPS [A164/7/37]
Boithe 1641 RPS [A164/7/37]
Bothbeg 1642 Retours (Ross and Cromarty) no. 90
Both 1820 Thomson
G na Bothachan, the places of booths or huts’ Watson 1904, 80
Na Bothachan TSR
Na Bothachan Mac an Tàilleir 2003
Additional infoThe current site of Boath seems to be Bothbeg, although the current name is a plural denoting Bothbeg (Am Both Beag) and Bothmore (Am Both Mòr).
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