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English nameLaggan
Gaelic nameAn Lagan
Meaninglittle hollow

Location and type of place name

LocationLochaber, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kilmonivaig
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaPH35
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number416
OS grid referenceNN265965
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG lagan ~ little hollow
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. masc. def. art. an + nom. sg. lagan, masc. 'little hollow'
Achadrym Laggan ? c. 1590 Pont map 5
Lagan acidrom 1636-52 Gordon 5
Laggan Achadrom - 1745 Herman Moll’s ‘The West Part of Inverness’
Laggan Lochs 1873 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
An Lagan Dwelly 1912
as it used to be called
An Lagan Mac an Tàilleir
Lagan Watson 1926, 276
Lagan Achaidh Droma TM.
Additional infoThere are two forms of this name: An Lagan and Lagan Achaidh Droma. The first is the generic name. The second is the older, longer name. Informant TM who stated that this was the name that he would use, and the name as he understood it, but perhaps younger speakers might be unaware of it. See under Kyle of Lochalsh for principles on simplex vs. names with specifics.
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