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Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba (AÀA) ~ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland ~ is the national advisory partnership for Gaelic place-names in Scotland. Our purpose is to agree correct forms of Gaelic place-names for maps, signs and general use.

We draw on the expertise of our partner organisations, local knowledge and historical sources to agree authoritative forms of Gaelic place-names. To ensure consistent spelling we use established principles such as the Gaelic Orthographic Conventions and the guidance we have produced on Gaelic place names.

We have been working with Ordnance Survey, local councils, roads authorities and other public bodies since 2000 to provide Gaelic names for maps and signs. To meet the growing demand for reliable information on Gaelic place-names, we are setting up the national Gaelic place-name gazetteer referred to in the National Plan for Gaelic. For more information see the Database page.

There is also a leaflet which gives some general information about the work of AÀA and Gaelic place-names.

You can download a PDF version of the document below.

Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba: Information Leaflet

Last Updated: 2016-07-26
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