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English nameSallachy (Kyle)
Gaelic nameSalachaidh
Meaningwillow place

Location and type of place name

LocationWester Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Lochalsh
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townKYLE
Postcode areaIV40
Relevant main roadsA87
OS sheet number413
OS grid referenceNG911301
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG seileach ~ willow
Element typelaw

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesPossibly seileach, adj. ‘willow’ + locative suffix -adh = ‘willow place’
Salche 1554 RMS iv no. 969
Salachy 1654 Blaeu Map (Skye)
Sellachie 1655 RMS x no. 440
Sallachie 1681 RPS [1681/7/155]
Sallachy 1880 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Salachaidh* Dwelly 1912
Saileachaidh, willow place Mac an Tàilleir
Salachaidh Watson 1904, 8, 187
Saileachaidh previous signage
[sɑLəχɪ] / Salachaidh local source, Geàrr-loch
[sɑLəχɪ] local source, Sòdhaigh
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