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Sgeir Mhic Asgaill or Bodha Iain Domhnullaich, Berneray

Sgeir Mhic Asgaill or Bodha Iain Domhnullaich, Berneray

This skerry or searock is situated to the west of Berneray, to the SSE of Manais Point.

It was previously called Sgeir Mhic Asgaill. The particular MacAskill is unknown, but the skerry has more recently been named Bodha Iain Dòmhnullaich, for John MacDonald of Ardmaree. The reason is described on page 60 of Sea-Names:

As his fishing smack was quite large, on his way home from the east coast he used to jettison his stone ballast at MacAskill Rock in order to gain entry to the shallow harbour at Borve [Pol an Oir]. 

 

Title: Sgeir Mhic Asgaill or Bodha Iain Domhnullaich, Berneray
Record Type: Natural Landscape Features
Type: Skerry; Searock
Grid Ref Easting: 92938
Grid Ref Northing: 880028
Record Maintained By: CEBH
Subject Id: 105867