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TITLE
Culmor and Culbeg
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_083
PLACENAME
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
28939
KEYWORDS
culmor
culbeg
assynt
Culmor and Culbeg

Culmor and Culbeg are mountains in the Assynt Range in Sutherland.

The name Assynt may derive from an Old Norse word 'A-ssynt meaning seen from afar and/or from Ass which is Old Norse for rocky. There is also a 'vague tradition' that the name comes from a fight between the two brothers Unt and Ass-Unt, (meaning Man of Peace and Man of Discord). The latter having won the tussle gave his name to the parish.

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Culmor and Culbeg

SUTHERLAND

culmor; culbeg; assynt

J I R Martin

Culmor and Culbeg are mountains in the Assynt Range in Sutherland.<br /> <br /> The name Assynt may derive from an Old Norse word 'A-ssynt meaning seen from afar and/or from Ass which is Old Norse for rocky. There is also a 'vague tradition' that the name comes from a fight between the two brothers Unt and Ass-Unt, (meaning Man of Peace and Man of Discord). The latter having won the tussle gave his name to the parish.