Re: Duich Lotts
The place east of Bowmore is, a believe, usually known as Dluich. I have never seen anywhere else beginning with "Dl" and I have no idea how to say it, but there it is.
The place your people came from is south of Bowmore. Duich is on
the A846 ("the Low Road") where it crosses the Duich River, and
Duich Lots (or Lotts) is about a mile east of there, just over
half way to the B8016 ("the High Road") and a little way north of
Loch Dhomhnull. It is still named on good maps, but nobody lives
there any more. You can see some rather sad pictures of some of
the abandoned cottages there if you follow this link:
There are a few other places called Lotts or Lots in that area - Glenegedale Lots, Glenegedalemoor Lots, Glenmachrie Lots - all on very peaty land between Bowmore and Port Ellen. I do not know what the term means, but it seems to relate to outlying land associated with the place with the name without "Lotts" after it, often rather poor land at that.
I have found that the best website for finding very detailed
modern maps of Scotland is Canmore. Start here:
I hope this helps. If you still have difficulty finding the location or have other Islay-related questions, do not hesitate to ask.
On 19/12/2020 20:58, Glynn Currie wrote: