Applecross Placenames Project


Gaelic name: Àird Bhàn, An

Name in Original Source: Airdban

English meaning: White point/headland

Placename feature: Promontory

Notes: In English today, this place is simply known as Ardbain, or the coral beach. It is quite a verdant place with a wide beach field that is almost machair-like in its flora. As a township, the last full-time residents were Dànaidh and Annie Beaton who left around 1961.

W. J. Watson's notes: 203: An Airde Bhàn - The white promontory; also Sròn na h-àirde bhàn, nose of the same

Map name appears in: 1880 Sheet CIXA

Feature Co-ordinates: 57.389447,-5.829229

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