The land of the Norse settlers

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

Some place names of Norse (Viking) origin are named for a person, and in Iceland such places are often named for the first settler. In the Highlands, it would have been the first Norse settler. Such is the case of Alladale, ‘Ali’s dale’, from Ali, a Norse personal name. . .

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