What’s in a name?
I DON’T know which county in Scotland holds the record for the longest single-word place name, but Argyll must stand fairly high.
In Morvern, near Clounlaid in the White Glen, we have ‘Achnatavishruskline’ and on the old Lochbuie Estate on Mull, ‘Uabhachaleachdastavin’.
Neither though are any match for a town in Wales called ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwillllantysiliogogogoch’ which translated into English means ‘The Church of St Mary in the Hollow of White Hazel Trees near the rapid whirlpool of St Tysilio’s of the Red Cave’.
I will leave it to someone better schooled in the Gaelic language than I am to provide accurate translations of the first two. Whatever they may be, I wouldn’t care to try passing any of them by telephone to a mail order company south of Crianlarich or having them as part of my email address!