Tarbet Hole

Tarbet Hole ANR C NT654996 1 364 0m

Tarpithol 1710 Sibbald 1803, 99
Tarbethole 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn 28 [marked as ‘boat harbour’]

en Tarbet + Sc hole

The element Tarbet refers to the narrow isthmus which cuts through the Isle of May from NT651998 to NT654996. At high tides it completely fills with water. The name derives from G tairbeart ‘isthmus, portage’. At either end of the isthmus on the Isle of May lie West Tarbet and East Tarbet. Tarbet Hole itself is a sea-inlet to the east of East Tarbet.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3