Applecross Placenames Project


This database contains all the place names so far mapped for the Applecross peninsula. Please note that some names refer to off-shore features such as reefs, or even to metaphysical features such as fishing marks. Some names currently appear only in the database: this is because they have not had a location fixed. In other words, we know of, or have sources for, these names – we just don’t know exactly where they were.

Search the database by name, keyword or by A-V.
By clicking on a name in the database, you will get the Gaelic orthography, English translation, geographical or informational notes, co-ordinates and so on. The link will take you to the Google map so you can see the name in its location.

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Total Records Found: 1038, showing 10 per page
Name in Original SourceGaelic nameEnglish meaning
Uaimh Ghoraidh Uaimh Ghoraidh Goraidh's cave
Uaimh Mhic an t-Stalcaire Uaimh Mhic an t-Stalcaire Cave of the Stalker's Son
Uaimh na calaman Uaimh nan calman Cave of the doves
Uaimh nan crann Uaimh nan crann Cave of the ploughs [?]
Uaimh Shiannta Uaimh Shiannta The charmed, or tabooed, cave
Uaimhean Dubh Uaimhean Dubha Black caves
Uamh an rìgh Uamh an rìgh Cave of the king
Uamh an Triall Uaimh an Triall Cave of the journey
Uamh Bheag Uaimh Bheag Little cave
Uamh Mhòr Uaimh Mhòr Big cave