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English namePortknockie
Gaelic namePort Chnocaidh
Meaningharbour at the hilly place

Location and type of place name

Local authorityMoray ~ Moireibh
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Banffshire ~ Siorrachd Bhanbh
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townBUCKIE
Postcode areaAB56
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNJ490682
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG port ~ harbour; cnocaidh ~ hilly place
Element type

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Language notes 
Sourcespɔrs̆tnɔki: Dorian notes [Gaelicised verstion of English form?]

Port Knochies 1747-55 Roy

This place was previously referred to as Portknockies. It is possible Cnocaidh was a pre-existing name, with Scots port added later when the settlement was built.
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