help support the project

You can help support the project by buying the book on Amazon

Lowdown on the upland of MarBooks sales directly support the project - read more about the book or download a sample

Powered by Squarespace


An Coire Ruadh - 16th July 2010

Coire (Scots : Corrie) is a Gaelic word meaning curved-hollow, literally descriptive - there is no equivalent English.

While it is true that Coire is also the Gaelic word for kettle (or other cooking vessel) and while that meaning is correct in the domestic context it is incorrect in the geographic context - An Coire Ruadh is the red curved-hollow not the red kettle.

As I've said elsewhere - connotation, and context are more significant in Gaelic place names than they are in English, or Scots.