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English namePort a' Bhàta
Gaelic namePort a' Bhàta
Meaningthe port of the boat

Location and type of place name

LocationLochaber, Highland
Local authority
Parish post 1891
County post 1891
Topographical feature typeHarbour ~ Caladh
Postcode areaPH36
OS sheet number390
OS grid referenceNM687720
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG port ~ harbour; bàta ~ boat
Element typecoast

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. port, masc ‘harbour’ + gen. sg. masc. def. art. a’ (leniting) + lenited gen. sg. of bàta, 'boat' = 'port of the boat'
Portavate 1671 'Macleans of Duart' (Highland Papers vol I, 287)
terris de Portboat 1674 Retours (Argyle) no. 82
Portavat 1820 Thomson
Porst Bhat 1865 Admiralty Chart 531
Port a' Bhata 1912 Bartholomew Atlas
Additional infoNearby are Torr Port a' Bhàta and Rubha Port a' Bhàta.
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