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Scottish Words Translated

Ever wondered what all those strange names mean on the map?

Here is a list of the names you are most likely to come across:

A   Boot Prints
Abhainn - River
Allt - Stream
Aodann - Face
Aonach - Ridge
   
B  
Bearg - Little
Bealach - Mountain Pass
Beinne/Beinn/Ben - Mountain
Bidean/Binnean - Peak
Braigh - Slope
Buidhe - Yellow
   
C  
Caisteal - Castle
Carn - Rocky
Cas - Steep
Choire - Bowl Shaped
Creag - Rocky Cliff
   
D  
Dearg - Red
Dubh - Black
   
E  
Eagach - Notched
   
F  
Fada - Long
   
G  
Garbh - Rough
Glas - Grey
Gorm - Blue
   
L  
Labhar - Loud
Lairig - Pass
   
M  
Mam - Round Hill
Meall - Lump
Mor - Big
Mullach - Ridge
   
S  
Sgurr - Peak
Sron - Point
Stob - Peak
Stuc - Stack


 
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