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Traigh Mhor Isn't this the name of the 'big beach' on Tiree? Could the photo actually be of Crossapol bay grid reference NM140530 ?---JBellis 20:28, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Oops! The photo is my own and is definitely Coll not Tiree, but your comment has sent me scurrying for the map to check the name. And you are right: it is not Traigh Mhor. But it's not Crossapol either, it is the beach to the north of it "Traigh Feall". I will update the caption and the notes on the image page. Thanks Thruston 10:06, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

It means "big beach" in Gaidhlig. --MacRusgail 16:56, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Calmac link[edit]

The link says Caledonian MacBride (!!!) but I've no idea how to change it. Should be Caledonian MacBrayne but Calmac will do. The Mantis 11:52, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Did name[edit]

Does "Coll" gave the name MacColl (ex: Ewan MacColl)? —Preceding unsigned comment added by ChOmuno (talkcontribs) 09:22, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

According to McColl (surname) it is a surname of Irish origin, although no reference is provided. The island of Coll is most associated with Clan Maclean and McColl is not listed as one of their septs, so in most cases I doubt there is a direct link. Ben MacDui 10:59, 19 December 2009 (UTC)