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

Toponyms from the various names for horse are very common, arising from the old practice of keeping horses on a pasture by themselves. Rosehall (Rossall) comes from the Norse hross-völlr, ‘horse field’. In the adjacent Glen Rossal, several names incorporate the Gaelicised version Rosail: Rosail forest, Loch Rosail. . .

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