Gaelic Station Names

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Gaelic names first appeared on Scottish station signs in 1996. These were largely confined to stations on Highland lines, although also they featured at Glasgow Queen Street, Dumbarton Central, Dalmuir, Partick and Largs.

Gaelic Station Names before 2008

In 2008 a new brand identity for ScotRail (Scotland's Railway) was introduced featuring a 'Saltire' motif, and stations around the network were progressively rebranded over the next 7 years. The stations with existing gaelic names would retain them on the new signage, in some cases with revised spellings.

Saltire Branded Station List

Partick station was extensively rebuilt and had new ScotRail 'Saltire' signage for its completion in March 2009. Glasgow Queen Street was rebranded in the new style in July 2009 with 'Sràid na Banrighinn' also now used on the low level platforms.

A policy change to use Gaelic across the ScotRail brand (Rèile na h-Alba), meant Gaelic names started to appear at stations in the lowlands from March 2010 onwards as signage continued to be renewed in the 'Saltire' style. The Gaelic names of main stations also appeared on ScotRail timetables from December 2010 onwards.

Some of the earlier rebranded stations had new signs with Gaelic added from 2014.

The list below is of stations with Gaelic name boards (names used only in print are not included here).
 

Notes:
GU = Gaelic prior to 2008 - unchanged.
GR = Gaelic prior to 2008 - revised spelling.
XW = Initially rebranded without a Gaelic name.
XR = Initial spelling on 'Saltire' signs later revised.
AL = Local feature on sign, e.g. 'Alight here for ...' on alternate signs.
DG = AÀA 2014 ScotRail station list has a different spelling.
(?) = Actual spelling on sign not confirmed.

English Gaelic Notes Year Remarks
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Aberdeen Obar Dheathain 2012
Aberdour Obar Dhobhair DG 2014
Achanalt Achan nan Allt DG 2012 Photo
Achnasheen Achadh na Sìne GR 2012
Achnashellach Achadh nan Seileach 2012
Addiewell Tobar Adaidh 2012
Airbles   n/a
Airdrie An t-Àrd-Ruigh XR 2015 Photo
Alexandra Parade Pairèad Alexandra 2011 Photo
Alexandria   n/a
Alloa Alamhagh 2015
Alness Alanais 2015
Altnabreac Allt nam Breac 2015
Anderston   n/a
Annan Anainn 2014
Anniesland Fearann Anna XW 2014
Arbroath Obar Bhrothaig 2014
Ardgay Àird Gaoith DG 2015 Photo
Ardlui Àird Laoigh GR 2012 Photo
Ardrossan Harbour Caladh Àird Rosain 2011
Ardrossan South Beach Tràigh a Deas Àird Rosain 2011
Ardrossan Town Baile Àird Rosain 2011
Argyle Street Sràid Earra-Ghàidheal XW 2015 Photo
Arisaig Àrasaig GR 2014
Armadale Armadal 2011 Photo
Arrochar & Tarbet An t-Archar & An Tairbeart GR 2012
Ashfield Achadh an Uinnsinn 2012
Attadale Atadal AL 2012
Auchinleck Achadh nan Leac XW 2014
Aviemore An Aghaidh Mhor GU, DG 2013 Wooden. Photo
Ayr Inbhir Air XW, DG 2014 Photo
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Baillieston   n/a
Balloch Am Bealach AL 2011
Balmossie Baile Mosaidh 2014
Banavie Banbhaidh GU 2014
Barassie Bàrr Fhasaidh 2011
Bargeddie Bàrr Geadaidh 2011
Barnhill Cnoc an t-Sabhail 2011 Photo
Barrhead Cnoc a' Bharra XW 2015 Photo
Barrhill Am Bàrr 2012 Photo
Barry Links Machair Bharraidh 2014
Bathgate   n/a
Bearsden   n/a
Beasdale Biasdail GU 2014 Photo
Beauly A' Mhanachainn GR 2015
Bellgrove   n/a
Bellshill   n/a
Bishopbriggs Drochaid an Easbaig XW 2014
Bishopton Baile an Easbaig XW 2014
Blackridge An Druim Dubh 2010
Blair Atholl Blàr Athall GU 2013
Blairhill   n/a
Blantyre Blantaidhr 2013
Bogston   n/a
Bowling Bolan 2011
Branchton   n/a
Breich Brìch 2014
Bridge of Allan Drochaid Ailein 2013
Bridge of Orchy Drochaid Urchaidh 2014 Photo
Bridgeton Baile na Drochaid 2010
Brora Brùra 2015
Broughty Ferry Port Bhruachaidh 2012
Brunstane   n/a
Burnside Taobh an Uillt 2011
Burntisland An t-Eilean Loisgte 2014
Busby   n/a
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Caldercruix   n/a
Cambuslang Camas Lang 2012
Camelon Camalan 2013
Cardenden   n/a
Cardonald Cair Dhòmhnaill 2010
Cardross Càrdanros XW 2014
Carfin An Càrn Fionn XW 2015
Carluke Cathair MoLuaig DG 2010
Carmyle Cair Maol 2011
Carnoustie Càrn Ùstaidh 2013
Carntyne Càrn-Tìn 2010
Carrbridge Drochaid Chàrr GU 2013
Carstairs Caisteal Tarrais XW 2014 Photo
Cartsdyke   n/a
Cathcart   n/a
Charing Cross   n/a
Chatelherault   n/a
Clarkston   n/a
Cleland   n/a
Clydebank Bruach Chluaidh 2011
Coatbridge Central Coatbridge Meadhain 2013
Coatbridge Sunnyside   n/a
Coatdyke   n/a
Connel Ferry Aiseag na Coingheil GR 2014 Photo
Conon Bridge Drochaid Sguideil 2013
Corkerhill   n/a
Corpach A' Chorpaich GU 2014 Photo
Corrour An Coire Odhar GR 2014
Cowdenbeath   n/a
Craigendoran Creag an Dòbhrain 2010
Crianlarich A'Chrion-Làraich GR, DG 2014 Photo
Croftfoot Bun na Croite XW 2014
Crookston   n/a
Crosshill Cnoc na Croise XW 2014
Crossmyloof Crois MoLiubha XW 2015
Croy Crothaidh XW 2014
Culrain Cùil Rathain GR, AL 2015
Cumbernauld Comar nan Allt 2013
Cupar   n/a
Curriehill Cnoc Churraich 2011
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Dalgety Bay Bàgh Dhealgadaidh 2014
Dalmally Dail Mhàilidh GU 2014 Photo
Dalmarnock Dail Meàrnaig 2013
Dalmeny Dùn Mheinidh 2013 Photo
Dalmuir An Dail Mhòr GR 2012
Dalreoch An Dail Riabhach 2011
Dalry Dail Fhraoich 2011
Dalwhinnie Dail Chuinnidh GU 2013 Photo
Dingwall Inbhir Pheofharain GR 2015 Photo
Drem An Druim 2010 Photo
Drumchapel Druim a’ Chaibeil XW 2014
Drumfrochar Druim Fhraochair 2011
Drumgelloch Druim Gailleach 2011
Drumry Druim Rìgh XW 2014
Duirinish Diùranais GR 2015 Photo
Duke Street Sràid an Diùic 2011 Photo
Dumbarton Central Dùn Breatann Meadhain GR 2010
Dumbarton East Dùn Breatann an Ear 2010
Dumbreck An Dùn Breac 2010
Dumfries Dùn Phris 2012
Dunbar Dùn Bàrr 2015
Dunblane Dùn Bhlàthain XW 2014
Duncraig Dùn na Creige (?) 2015
Dundee Dùn Dè 2012
Dunfermline Queen Margaret Dùn Phàrlain Banrigh Mairead 2014
Dunfermline Town Baile Dhùn Phàrlain 2014
Dunkeld & Birnam Dùn Chailleann & Braonan GR 2013
Dunlop Dùn Lob XW 2014
Dunrobin Castle Caisteal Dhùn Robain 2015
Dyce Deis 2012
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
East Kilbride Cille Bhrìghde an Ear 2010
Easterhouse An Taigh Sear 2010
Edinburgh Park Pàirc Dhùn Èideann AL 2013
Edinburgh Gateway Slighe Dhùn Èideann AL 2016 Photo. New station.
Edinburgh Waverley Not ScotRail operated
Elgin Eilginn 2013
Eskbank Bruach Easg AL 2015 Photo
Exhibition Centre Ionad Taisbeanaidh XW 2014 Photo
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Fairlie Fairlidh 2011
Falkirk Grahamston Baile a'Ghreumaich 2013
Falkirk High Bràighe na h-Eaglaise Brice 2013 Photo
Falls of Cruachan Eas Chruachain GR 2014 Photo
Fauldhouse   n/a
Fearn Manachainn Rois 2015
Forres Farrais 2014 Photo
Forsinard Fors An-Àird 2015
Fort Matilda Gearastan Matilda 2012
Fort William An Gearasdan GU 2014
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Galasheils   n/a
Garelochhead Ceann a’ Gheàrrloch GU 2013
Garrowhill   n/a
Garscadden Gart Sgadain 2010
Gartcosh Gart a' Chòis 2013
Garve Gairbh GU 2012 Photo
Georgemas Junction Snaidhm Georgemas 2015
Giffnock Giofnag 2010
Gilshochill   n/a
Girvan Inbhir Gharbhain XW 2014
Glasgow Central Glaschu Mheadhain 2013 Low Level only
Glasgow Queen Street Sràid na Banrighinn GU 2009
Gleneagles Gleann Eagas GU 2014
Glenfinnan Gleann Fhionnainn GU 2014 Photo
Glengarnock Gleann Gairneag 2011
Glenrothes with Thornton Gleann Rathais le Thornton 2014 Photo
Golf Street Sràid a' Ghoilf 2014 Photo
Golspie Goillspidh 2015
Gorebridge   n/a
Gourock Gurraig XR 2014
Greenfaulds A' Bhuaile Ghlas 2013
Greenock Central Grianaig Mheadhain 2011
Greenock West Grianaig an Iar 2012
Gretna Green   n/a
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Hairmyres   n/a
Hamilton Central Hamaltan Mheadhain 2012
Hamilton West Hamaltan an Iar XW 2014
Hartwood Coille an Daimh XW 2015
Hawkhead   n/a
Haymarket Margadh an Fheòir AL 2010 Photo
Helensburgh Central Baile Eilidh Meadhain 2010
Helensburgh Upper Baile Eilidh Àrd GR, XR 2013
Helmsdale Bun Ilidh GR 2015
High Street Àrd-Shràid XW 2014
Hillfoot Bun a' Chnuic 2010
Hillington East Hillington an Ear 2011
Hillington West Hillington an Iar 2011
Holytown Baile a' Chuilinn XW 2015
Howwood   n/a
Huntly Hunndaidh 2014
Hyndland   n/a
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
IBM   n/a
Insch Innis 2014
Invergordon Inbhir Ghòrdain GR 2015
Invergowrie Inbhir Ghobhraidh 2011
Inverkeithing Inbhir Chèitinn 2012
Inverkip Inbhir Chip 2013
Inverness Inbhir Nis GU 2012
Invershin Inbhir Sin 2015 Photo
Inverurie Inbhir Uaraidh 2014
Irvine Irbhinn XW 2014
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Johnstone Baile Iain 2011
Jordanhill Cnoc Iòrdain XW 2014
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Keith Baile Chè 2012
Kelvindale Dail Cheilbhinn 2013
Kennishead   n/a
Kildonan Cill Donnain 2015
Kilmarnock Cill Mheàrnaig XW 2014 Photo
Kilmaurs Cill Mhàrais XW 2014
Kilpatrick Cill Phàdraig 2011
Kilwinning Cill D’Fhinnein 2011
Kinbrace Ceann a' Bhràiste 2015
Kinghorn Ceann Gronn 2012
Kings Park Pàirc an Rìgh XW 2014 Photo
Kingsknowe Cnoc an Rìgh 2011
Kingussie Ceann a’ Ghiùthsaich GU 2013 Photo
Kirkcaldy Cair Chaladain XW 2014
Kirkconnel Cille Chonbhaill 2014
Kirkhill Cnoc na Cille XR 2014
Kirknewton Eaglais a' Bhaile Ùir XW 2014
Kirkwood Coille na Cille 2011
Kyle of Lochalsh Caol Loch Aillse 2013
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Ladybank   n/a
Lairg Luirg GU 2015 Photo
Lanark Lannraig 2012
Langbank A’ Bhruach Fhada 2011
Langside An Leathad Fada 2011
Larbert Leth-Pheairt 2011
Largs An Leargaidh GR 2011
Larkhall Taigh na h-Uiseig 2014
Laurencekirk Eaglais Labhrainn XW 2014
Lenzie Lèanaidh XW 2014
Leuchars Luacharas XW 2014
Linlithgow Gleann Iucha 2010
Livingston North Baile Dhunlèibhe a Tuath XW, AL 2013 Photo
Livingston South Baile Dhunlèibhe a Deas 2012
Loch Awe Loch Obha GU 2014 Photo
Lochailort Loch Ailleart GU 2014 Photo
Loch Eil Outward Bound Loch Iall airson Spòrs A-Muigh GR, DG 2014 Photo
Locheilside Taobh Loch Iall GU 2014 Photo
Lochgelly Loch Geallaidh 2014
Lochluichart Loch Laoicheart 2015 Photo
Lochwinnoch Loch Uinneach 2011
Lockerbie Locarbaidh 2012 Photo
Longniddry   n/a
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Mallaig Malaig GU 2014 Photo
Markinch Marc-Innis 2014
Maryhill Cnoc Màiri 2013
Maxwell Park Pàirc Maxwell XW 2014
Maybole   n/a
Merryton   n/a
Milliken Park Pàirc Mhaolagain 2011
Milngavie Muileann-Gaidh 2010
Monifieth Monadh Fotha 2014
Montrose Mon Rois 2010
Morar Mòrar GU 2014
Mosspark Pàirc na Mòna 2011
Motherwell Tobar na Màthar 2011
Mount Florida Cnoc Florida XW 2014
Mount Vernon   n/a
Muir Of Ord Am Blàr Dubh 2015
Muirend Ceann an t-Slèibh 2013
Musselburgh Baile nam Feusgan 2015
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Nairn Inbhir Narann 2013
Neilston Baille Nèill 2011
New Cumnock Cumnag Nuadh 2014
Newcraighall Talla na Creige Nuadh 2012
Newton Am Baile Ùr 2011
Newtongrange   n/a
Newtonmore Baile Ùr an t-Slèibh GR 2013 Photo
Newton-on-Ayr Baile Ùr na h-Aibhne 2011 Photo
Nitshill   n/a
North Berwick Bearaig a Tuath XW 2015
North Queensferry Port na Banrighinn 2012
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Oban An t-Òban GR 2014
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Paisley Canal Canàl Phàislig 2011
Paisley Gilmour Street Sràid GhilleMhoire Phàislig 2010
Paisley St James Eaglais Sheumais Phàislig AL 2010
Partick Partaig GU, XR, AL 2014
Patterton   n/a
Perth Peairt 2014
Pitlochry Baile Chloichridh GU 2013
Plockton Am Ploc GR 2012
Pollokshaws East Pollokshaws an Ear 2012
Pollokshaws West Pollokshaws an Iar XW, AL 2014 Photo
Pollokshields East Pollokshields an Ear 2012
Pollokshields West Pollokshields an Iar 2012
Polmont Poll-Mhonadh 2013
Port Glasgow Port Ghlaschu XW 2015
Portlethen Port Leathain 2012
Possilpark & Parkhouse Pàirc Phosail & Taigh na Pàirce 2013
Prestonpans   n/a
Prestwick International Airport Not ScotRail operated
Prestwick Town Baile Phreastabhaig 2011 Photo
Priesthill & Darnley Cnoc an t-Sagairt & Darnley XW 2015
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Queens Park Pàirc na Banrighinn XW 2014
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Rannoch Raineach GU 2014
Renton   n/a
Rogart Sgìre Raoird GR, XR 2015
Rosyth Ros Fhìobh 2014
Roy Bridge Drochaid Ruaidh GU 2014
Rutherglen An Ruadh-Ghleann 2010 Photo
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Saltcoats   n/a
Sanquhar Seanchair 2014
Scotscalder Caladal nan Gall 2015
Scotstounhill Cnoc Scotstoun 2012
Shawfair   n/a
Shawlands   n/a
Shettleston Baile Nighean Sheadna 2010 Photo
Shieldmuir   n/a
Shotts   n/a
Singer   n/a
Slateford Àth na Sglèata 2012 Photo
South Gyle Gyle a Deas 2012
Spean Bridge Drochaid an Aonachain GU, DG 2014 Photo
Springburn Allt an Fhuarain 2011 Photo
Springfield   n/a
Stepps   n/a
Stevenston Baile Steaphain 2011
Stewarton Baile nan Stiùbhartach XW 2014
Stirling Sruighlea 2014
Stonehaven   n/a
Stow   n/a
Stranraer An t-Sròn Reamhar XR 2015 Photo
Strathcarron Srath Carrann GU 2012 Photo
Stromeferry Port an t-Sròim 2015
Summerston   n/a
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Tain Baile Dhubhthaich 2015
Taynuilt Taigh an Uillt GU 2014 Photo
Thornliebank   n/a
Thorntonhall   n/a
Thurso Inbhir Theòrsa GR 2014 Photo
Troon An Truthail 2010 Photo
Tulloch Tulaich GR 2014
Tweedbank Bruach Thuaidh AL 2015 Photo
Tyndrum Lower Taigh an Droma Ìochdrach GR 2014 Photo
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Uddingston   n/a
Uphall   n/a
Upper Tyndrum Taigh an Droma Uachdrach GR 2014 Photo
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Wallyford   n/a
Wemyss Bay Bàgh nan Uaimhean DG 2011
West Calder Caladar an Iar 2014
West Kilbride Cille Bhrìghde an Iar 2011
Wester Hailes Hailes an Iar 2012
Westerton Am Baile Siar XW 2014
Whifflet   n/a
Whinhill Cnoc a’ Chonaisg 2012
Whitecraigs An Creagan Bàn 2012
Wick Inbhir Ùige 2015
Williamwood Coille Uilleim 2011
Wishaw   n/a
Woodhall Taigh na Coille 2011
 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y    notes
Yoker An Eochair 2012


Gaelic names not yet reported:
The exact spelling of Gaelic names marked (?) has not yet been confirmed:
Duncraig

 

XR - Initial spelling on 'Saltire' signs later revised:

Airdrie, originally 'An Ard-Ruigh' <2011 photo>, changed to 'An t-Àrd-Ruigh' by 2015. <2015 Photo>

Gourock, originally 'Guireag' <2014 Photo>, changed to 'Gurraig' in 2015 <Photo>

Helensburgh Upper, originally 'Baile Eilidh Ard ' <2012 photo>, changed to 'Baile Eilidh Àrd (2013).

Kirkhill, originally 'Cnoc Mhoire' (2012), changed to 'Cnoc na Cille' (2014).

Partick, originally 'Partaig' (but sans serif) <2012 Photo>, changed to 'Pàrtaig' <2014 photo>, then back to 'Partaig'.

Rogart, originally 'Raoghard' <Photo>, changed to 'Sgìre Raoird' by 2016.

Stranraer, originally 'Sròine Reamhra' <2014 Photo> changed to 'An t-Sròn Reamhar' <2015 Photo>

Wemyss Bay, originally with ScotRail signs in 2011 <Photo>, changed to Heritage style in with Gaelic in 2016 <Photo>


Baile Nighean Sheadna aka Shettleston » New bilingual signage in the East End of Glasgow Photo by andypreece



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