Turns and Bends

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

The meandering course of our rivers, creating easily recognisable landscape features, has given origin to some interesting place names. On the banks of the river Oykel we find Oape, from Old Norse meaning ‘creek’.

Further up the stream, there is Lubcroy, from the Gaelic An Lùb Chruaidh

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