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English nameBalgy
Gaelic nameBalgaidh
Meaningplace of pools

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 type
Postcode areaIV54
OS sheet number428
OS grid referenceNG845544
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG balg ~ bag, pool
Element typewater

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. balg, masc. ‘bag, pool’ + locative suffix -aidh = ‘place of pools’
Piscariae salmonum de Balgy 1624 Retours (Ross) no. 69
Water of Balgie 1747-55 Roy
Balgy 1820 Thomson
Balgy Cot. 1850 Admiralty Chart 2638
Balgaidh Wentworth
Balgaidh Watson 1904, 209
Balgaidh Hulme 2007
Additional infoOn Balgy River.
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