Dog, fox or wolf?

Gaelic, Norse, Brittonic? A look into the history and origins of place-names around our area

In Gaelic means ‘dog’ while the word madadh may mean either ‘dog’, ‘fox’ or ‘wolf’. Meall nam Madadh, ‘Hill of the dog’ (or perhaps ‘wolf’) is a 627.9m hill by Càrn Bàn In the Freevater Forest. Loch Bealach a’ Mhadaidh with its distinctive island. . .

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