Comann Eachdraichd Uig

Uig in Old Norse

Enormous thanks to Angus Macdonald for this splendid map of Uig, with Norse place names.

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.

4 thoughts on “Uig in Old Norse

  1. 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. 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. 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

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