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English namePlock of Kyle
Gaelic namePloc a' Chaoil
Meaningdivot of the narrows

Location and type of place name

LocationWester Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature type
Postcode areaIV41
OS sheet number428
OS grid referenceNG754276
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG ploc ~ divot, pimple, round mass; caol ~ narrows, channel
Element typecoast

External Resources

OS maps

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Language notes
SourcesThis name is used to differentiate from the more famous Plockton ~ Am Ploc, which is also be known as Ploc Loch Aillse.

The full form for this name is not given, but other places called Plock are from Am Ploc, and other names in the area have ‘a’ Chaoil’ to denote they are by the Kyle, e.g. Scalpaidh Scalpa’ Chaoil: Robertson.
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