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

A stream falling into the Einig, a tributary of the Oykel, is called Abhainn Dubhach, the ‘sad or gloomy river’.  Lamentation Hill in Culrain takes its name after Montrose’s defeat in 1650. A contemporary account of the battle says it happened at “Craigchoynechan, besides Carbesdell”. William Watson. . .

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