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Sgairail (Uamh)

Islay, Sgairail, Argyllshire.

NGR:NR 35650 75980
WGS84:55.90410, -6.23098
Length:90 m
Vert. Range:Not recorded
Altitude:Not recorded
Geology:Not recorded
Tags:Cave, Arch, Archaeo
Registry:main

Natural Arch/Cave, shovel pitted, recently inhabited.

Alternate Names: Uamh Sgaoirail, Sqairail (Uamh), Uamh Sqairail, Uahm Sgairail, Sgairail (Uahm)

Notes: Sqairail, Uamh is apparently a typo or mis-reading of old maps. Also mis-spelt Uahm Sgairail. Sgarbh meaning Cormorant Sgar(bh)-ail is the adjective so the most probable translation is the cave of the Cormorants or Cormorants' Cave.

Name applies to a cave situate on the seashore a short distance S.W. [South West] of Uamh Thòrabha 7/8 mile N.E. [North East] of Doodilbeg. On the property of Charles Morrison Esqr. of Islay House.

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This entry was last updated: 2019-07-29 18:03:31

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