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English namePortskerra
Gaelic namePort Sgeara
Meaningthe harbour at the skerry

Location and type of place name

LocationSutherland, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Sutherland ~ Cataibh
Topographical feature type
Post townFORSINARD
Postcode areaKW13
OS sheet number449
OS grid referenceNC875657
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG port ~ harbour; sgeara ~ skerry
Element type

External Resources

OS maps
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notes
SourcesPortskerry c. 1591 Pont map 2v
Portskerry c. 1591 Pont map 2r
Port Sgeara:Seumas Grannd

“N., port, a gate, an opening, and sker, an isolated rock hidden at high tide, hence,
port of the hidden rocks, gen. plu. of sker is skerja, G., port, a haven, sgeir, a rock in
the sea, hence, port in the rocks.“ MacKay 1892,
Additional info“N., port, a gate, an opening, and sker, an isolated rock hidden at high tide, hence, port of the hidden rocks, gen. plu. of sker is skerja, G., port, a haven, sgeir, a rock in the sea, hence, port in the rocks.“ MacKay 1892, 207
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