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English nameThe Trinkie
Gaelic nameno Gaelic form

Location and type of place name

LocationCaithness, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Caithness ~ Gallaibh
Topographical feature type
Post townWICK
Postcode areaKW1
OS sheet number450
OS grid referenceND376494
Type of nameOther ~ Eile


Element meaning 
Element typecoastwater

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notes 
Additional infoThe Dictionary of the Scots Language says diminutive of trink: 'A narrow open drain or trench, gen. for the passage of water, a gutter, ditch, runnel', whilst the Caithness Book by Omand says trink is a dialect word for 'opening between rocks, usually under water'.
The Trinkie is an outdoor swimming pool, or is the site where one is situated.
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