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English namePortmahomack
Gaelic namePort MoCholmaig
MeaningColman's harbour

Location and type of place name

LocationEaster Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Tarbat
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature type
Post townTAIN
Postcode areaIV20
OS sheet number438
OS grid referenceNH915843
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG port ~ harbour; Colmag ~ diminutive of Colman
Element type

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notes 
called Portnacolmack, now called Castlehaven 1681 RPS [1681/7/156]
Portmahomack 1701 Tain and Balnagown Docs no. 83
portus Columbi, but now it is called Portmahobuagg c. 1727 Geog. Coll. i, 215
Port Mohomack 1785 Ainslie’s chart of part of the North of Scotland
Port-mo-Cholmaig* Dwelly 1912
Port ma Cholmag Watson 1904, 46
Port Mo Cholmaig Mac an Tàilleir
Port MoCholmaig TSR2
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