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Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland

Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba (Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland) is the national advisory partnership for Gaelic place-names in Scotland. Its purpose is to agree correct forms of Gaelic place-names for maps, signs and general use.

It draws on the expertise of its member organisations, local knowledge and historical sources to agree authoritative forms of Gaelic place-names. To ensure consistent spelling it uses established principles such as the Gaelic Orthographic Conventions and the guidance it has produced on Gaelic place names.


The partnership has been working with Ordnance Survey, local councils, roads authorities and other public bodies since 2000 to provide Gaelic names for maps and signs. To meet the growing demand for reliable information on Gaelic place-names, it is setting up the national Gaelic place-name gazetteer referred to in the National Plan for Gaelic. For more information, please visit  www.gaelicplacenames.org