Bealach Neachdain - (The) pass (of) anyone or apparitions. MacLean translates as “pass of Norton”. 4890 6600
Bealach Neachdain No. 1 – A view from the southwest during the extremely dry spring of 2003. The bealach lies beneath the hilltop in the upper centre of the image and runs from the lower left, up and over to the right passing then towards Gleann a’ Bhrat Bheinn. Not visible from this angle, the remains of the settlement of Baile-Mhargaidh lie just over the left side of the centre hill. This settlement was probably the point at which cattle were rested and traded, or possibly sold, before being driven northwards to Small Isles Bay or Lagg for ferry shipment to the mainland up until the mid-19th century.