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Ridge of the big stones

The wee pool

Grey hill

Mountain of the spring

The well of the lock

The well of the boar

Cave of roaring

Cave of roaring

Black hole of water

Spring of the Glen

Gemma Smith: "The Gaelic spelling is Ailbhinn, which Watson translates as ‘rock-peak’, taking the specific element to be beinn, ‘mountain’ given the stress on the second syllable. The possibility remains of ail fionn, ‘white rock’, or even aoil…

Literally just "hillock, wee hill’", but Gemma Smith's research suggests it was originally Càthair a’ Chnocain, "the seat of Knockan."
Not be confused with Knockan Crags

River of Knockan’

By kind agreement with the Assynt Field Club Committee, who gained funding through the Coigach and Assynt Landscape Partnership, as well as their own funds, Gemma's work is available on thiis site too.See…

River of the Serf's Ravine
Frequently locally assumed to be "Troll River" or Troll ravine" but see Subject discussion notes

Loch of the gravelly ravine
See Subject notes

Black Island

Assynt Island - but note mixed Gaelic and English - expected to be Eilean Asainte or Assynt Island

Rounded hill of the hares

Hill of the hazel nuts

Hill of the hole of the thicket
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