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English nameBen Lawers
Gaelic nameBeinn Labhair

Location and type of place name

Local authorityPerth and Kinross ~ Peairt is Ceann Rois
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Perthshire ~ Siorrachd Pheairt
Topographical feature typeMountain/Hill ~ Beinn/Cnoc
Post townKILLIN
Postcode areaFK21
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNN635413
Type of nameOther ~ Eile


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Language notes
SourcesLabhar, Lawers, is the name primarily of a stream, then of a district, on the north side of Loch Tay. The English plural is due to the three divisions,...: Watson 1926, 432
Beinn Làbhair: An t-Òranaiche 1879 228
Beinn Labhair: Robertson MS372, 134
“Ben Lawers is named from Lawers Burn; the Gaelic is Labhar, a noun corresponding to the adjective labhar, loud and sounding” Robertson Oban Times February 28, 1903
Additional infoThis name is primarily the burn, but has extended to the hill and a number of other settlements.
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