Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Alder down

A new obstacle in the river today just between the railway bridge and the Jubilee. Some think the name Nairn comes from the gaelic name for Alder, feàrna, and through time the name 'Inbhir nam feàrna' became shortened to 'Inbhir Narann', time ago, perhaps it sounded something like Inbhir Nurn? Gaelic is of course still here with 200 fluent speakers according to the last census, the Alders too, well one less today unfortunately.

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