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Kintyre places and place-names

Martin, Angus, 1952-2013
Kintyre poet and historian Angus Martin's interest in place-names extends back over 40 years. This meticulously researched exploration covers over 200 Gaelic place-name elements, plus many others of Norse, Scots and English origin. Over 1200 individual place-names are examined, from the well-known to the obscure and forgotten. These names are drawn from a diverse range of sources, from mid-19th century Ordnance Survey maps and field notebooks to fishermen and shepherds whose store of names contained many known only to themselves. As well as looking at the origin and meaning of place-names, Martin also looks at their historical associations - the events and families connected with them - to provide a full and fascinating account which will illuminate the landscape of his native Kintyre. This, then, is a book which will interest not only students of place-names, but also archaeologists, local historians, genealogists, naturalists, and anyone with a passion for Kintyre and its colourful past.
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Kilkerran : The Grimsay Press, 2013
xxx, 383 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
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