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English name Balintore
Gaelic name Baile an Todhair
Meaning the town of the bleaching green
Location Easter Ross, Highland
Local authority Highland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891 Fearn Parish
County post 1891 Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Old geographical area Ross & Cromarty
Topographical feature type Settlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post town TAIN
Postcode area IV20
OS sheet number 438
OS grid reference NH865755
Type of name Place ~ Àite
Element meaning baile ~ town; todhar ~ bleaching-green
Element type
Language notes G nom. sg. baile, masc. ‘town’ + gen. sg. masc. def. art. an + gen. sg. of todhar, masc. ‘bleaching green’ = ‘the town of the bleaching green’
Additional info ‘The old name of Balintore is given locally as Port an Ab, Abbot’s Port, and Blaeu shows Abbotshaven here’: Watson 1904, 41 The Pont / Gordon form is confusing. The current site is marked Abbotsheaun, whilst a settlement part of what is currently called the Mains of Tullich is marked E Balintore (i.e. East) which is west of current Balintore.

Applied to: Balintore Harbour ~ Cala Bhaile an Todhair