Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba – Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland – Database

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English name Glenelg
Gaelic name Glinn Eilg
Meaning the glens of Eilg
Location Lochalsh, Highland
Local authority Highland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891 Glenelg
County post 1891 Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature type Settlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post town KYLE
Postcode area IV40
Relevant main roads A87
OS sheet number 413
OS grid reference NG806189
Type of name Place ~ Àite
Element meaning G gleann ~ glen; Eilg ~ obscure element
Element type topography
OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Language notes G nom. pl. of gleann, masc. ‘glen’ + gen. sg. of Eilg, obscure element = ‘The glens of Eilg’
Additional info Àrnasdal source stated that clachan was the earlier version, whilst the later was the current version. The latter version, with glinn not gleann is supported by Dwelly’s form.