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English nameRedpoint
Gaelic nameAn Rubha Dearg
Meaningthe red headland

Location and type of place name

LocationWester Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature typeHeadland ~ Rubha
Postcode areaIV21
OS sheet number433
OS grid referenceNG725679
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG rubha ~ point, headland; dearg ~ red
Element typecoast, colourtopography

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. masc. def. art. an + nom. sg. rubha, masc. 'point, headland' + nom. sg. masc. adj. dearg, 'red'
Mealveldearg and Row Meal-vel-dearg 1747-55 Roy
Mealvealdearg or Melvildearg 1820 Thomson
Ru Ruag 1850 Admiralty Chart 2638
Ru Ruag 1857 Admiralty Chart 2509
a' Rubha Dearg Wentworth
an Rudha Dearg but sometimes called an Rudha lachdunn Watson 1904, 220
An Rubha Dearg Hulme 2007
An Rubha Dearg Fraser 2009
Additional infoThis is by Maol Ruadh on modern OS maps.
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