Place Names of Islay - Their Meanings and Pronunciations
Published by the Museum of islay Life, 20 pages. A5 size booklet (N5168)
From the introduction: Visitors to Islay, looking at the road signs, are confronted by some bewildering place names. However, this often arouses an interest to learn not only what the names mean, but also how to promounce them. This booklet is a guide to over 180 of the more prominent names on the island. The majority derive from Gaelic, while the more readable names are either Norse in origin or have been anglicised from one or other language. An example of one of the entries is given below:
Gortanilivorrie 3662 (G), Gilmour's Field, Gort - an - il - vor - ee
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.