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English nameKilbrannan Sound
Gaelic nameAn Caolas Branndanach

Location and type of place name

Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature type
Post townTARBERT
Postcode areaPA29
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNR8853
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes
SourcesCaol Bhrannain: Fraser, Place-names of Arran

‘Kilbrennan Sound was given to me in Arran as an Caol Sradanach, probably
a corruption of an Caolas Brandanach; here Kil- therefore is for caol, a strait, but the explanation
of the latter part is obscure’.: Watson 1926, 274 An Caol(as) Strandanach [From Captain MacFarlan
SS Davaar between L Ranza & Gourock 7.5.10]: Watson CW9

Caolas Chille Branndain: Robertson MS371
An Caolas Branndanach: Robertson MS406, 4v
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