More than one ‘Amat’

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

The name Amat (Amot 1561, Almet 1643) comes from the Old Norse á-mót, meaning river-meet or confluence. In Strathcarron, this is the confluence of the rivers Carron and Blackwater. Amat in Strathcarron has two parts: Amait nà Tuath, to the south of the Carron, meaning ‘of. . .

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