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English nameHuntly
Gaelic nameHunndaidh

Location and type of place name

Local authorityAberdeenshire ~ Siorrachd Obar Dheathain
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Aberdeenshire ~ Siorrachd Obar Dheathain
Topographical feature type
Post townHUNTLY
Postcode areaAB54
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNJ528398
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Further Information

Language notesHuntlie 1549 RMS iv, 366 [et al]
Baronie de Huntlie alias Strathbolgyie 1560 Records of Aboyne, xviii
Morair Hunndaidh 1841 ‘Oran air Blar na h-Olaind’ from Sar-obair nam Bard Gaelach
Morair Hundaidh 1860 Popular Tales of the West Highlands, iv, 180
Hunndaidh Am Fèillire 1873, 16
Hundaidh Celtic Magazine 1887, 424-5 [both forms used]
Baile Hundaidh Mac-Talla, 1892 vol I, no. 5
Additional infoHuntly is in Gaelic Hundaidh, MacBain in Transacions 16, 1899
Strathbogie: sra-bhalgan, sra-valgi, sra-valagi; this is the Gaelic for Huntly: Diack Inscriptions, 183
See Alexander 1954, 301. This is a name transferred from Berwickshire. It was previously called Srath Bhalgaidh or Strathbogie and this was according to Alexander remembered in the 1950’s. The name is now Hunndaidh in Gaelic.
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