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