Place-names of Inverness and surrounding area

Roddy Maclean


The author endeavours to explain the interpretation that he and others have made of the area’s place-names and includes much historical, environmental and topographical information.

ISBN: 2817 Category:

ISBN: 9781783919574

Publisher: NatureScot

Publication date: 17 May 2021

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Nature Scot, 2021. 207 pages. Paperback.

Dominated by the Gaelic language, the place-names tell us of wild animals and plants, and past ecologies. They describe landforms as understood and referenced by people who had in intimate relationship with their immediate environment. They speak to us of old ways of life, of characters remembered in oral tradition, of battles won and lost, of farming and land-use practices of the past. Our place-names are part of who we are. They link us strongly to our land and environment, and inform our identity and sense of being.


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