Origin of clachanGael; probably from clach, stone
nounScots & Irish
A small village; a hamlet.
Origin of clachanPartly from Irish clachán and partly from Scottish Gaelic clachan both ultimately from Old Irish clochán, clachán causeway, paved road from cloch, clach stone Welsh clwg steep rock, cliff
- Glen Rosa and Glen Sannox are remarkable for their wild beauty, and among others are Iorsa, Catacol, Chalmadale, Cloy, Shant, Shurig, Tuie, Clachan, Monamore, Ashdale (with two cascades) and Scorrodale.
- In the saint's cave on the shore may be seen the rocky shelf on which he made his bed, but his remains were interred in the hamlet of Clachan, some 2 m.
- Sell (pop. 424), the most northerly, is connected with the mainland by means of Clachan bridge on its north-east side, near Rue.