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Gaelic name Arnamuil
Norse name Arnamul
Meaning of name Norse for "erne mound"
Arnamul is located in Outer Hebrides
Arnamul shown within the Outer Hebrides
OS grid reference NL545825
Physical geography
Island group Uists and Barra
Highest elevation c.150 metres (490 ft)
Political geography
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Na h-Eileanan Siar
Population nil
References [1][2]
The western cliffs of Mingulay with Arnamuil in the centre

Arnamul (Scottish Gaelic: Arnamuil) is a stack off the west coast of Mingulay in the Western Isles, Scotland. Although precipitous, sheep were grazed on its relatively flat summit during the human occupation of Mingulay.[1]

Haswell-Smith (2004) states that the name means "erne mound". Mac an Tailleir (2003) does not provide a derivation, although he quotes "Arnabol" as meaning "eagle farm" or "Arne's farm" from the Norse.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.  p. 211.
  2. ^ "Get-a-map" Ordnance Survey
  3. ^ Iain Mac an Tailleir (2003). "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 

Coordinates: 56°48′19″N 7°39′47″W / 56.8052°N 7.6631°W / 56.8052; -7.6631