• Uig in Old Norse

    by  • 18 January 2012 • Placenames, Vikings • 4 Comments

    Enormous thanks to Angus Macdonald for this splendid map of Uig, with Norse place names (made by himself). Click to zoom below or see it here.

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    4 Responses to Uig in Old Norse

    1. Angus Macdonald
      10 February 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Although most names can be traced back to a generally geographical interpretation some are very much open for interpretation. Also rather like Blackadder enlightening Dr Johnson with his diary there are many that are not on the map – a very interesting one being the root of Geodha Sgoilte which probably comes from Gja Skildr or a chasm surrounded by shields – This is thought to be the same root from which the name St Kilda comes. What better reason can there be for setting up a world heritage visitor centre at that stunning location!

    2. k.kerr74@hotmail.co.uk
      17 July 2012 at 11:42 am

      Dear Angus, I think your map of Uig with Norse names is wonderful! Do you have any copies for sale-I would LOVE to have one
      Best wishes, Kate

    3. Robyn Campbell
      17 January 2013 at 9:15 am

      Yes Dear Angus, please make copies of your norse map available. I have just traced my family tree back to Uig. It is very exciting. Tks Robyn

    4. Angus Macdonald
      3 February 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Robyn, apologies I’ve only just seen your comment a year late! You can get in touch by e mail gussymac1@hotmail.com. Thanks.

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