Applecross Placenames Project


Gaelic name: Meall nan Nathraichean

Name in Original Source: Meall nan Nathraichean

English meaning: Lump of the snakes

Placename feature: Hill

Notes: On the 1905 second edition of this map, the name is given as Meall Arachaidh (q.v.) but it should be, according to William J. Watsons Place names of Ross and Cromarty, Meall Aoghaireachd

W. J. Watson's notes: 213: Meall Aoghaireachaidh, (O.S.M., Meall an fhireachan) - 'Hill of shepherding.' It is N.E. Of Beinn a' Chlachain, and marks the spot where the green plain of Srath Maol-chaluim changes into the bleak uplands of Applecross. Near it is Meall nan Doireachain, hill of the copses.

Map name appears in: OS Sheet 1880 CII, XCI

Feature Co-ordinates: 57.482799,-5.76016

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