The Place-names of Gartmore and Menteith
When & Where
Have you ever wondered about our local place-names?
In 1724 the Gaelic language was spoken around here for more than 1000 years, so it's not surprising that most of our place-names are Gaelic. Today we use these place-names almost as signposts to navigate whilst going about our daily business, however, to the people who created them they originally had real meanings. Once we can decipher these place-names we can use them to study local history, and show how people in the past used and viewed their landscape.
Dr. McNiven uncovers this remarkable evidence, cracks the place-name codes, unravels their fascinating hidden secrets and their often surprising forgotten meanings.
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