The name of the rock Dranguet, situated off che coast of he Saire Valey, comes fron the noun drangr, denoting high pointed rocks in Old Scandinavian. It is a typical appellative from Norway, particularly present in the Agder-Rogaland region, but which also turns up in Shetland toponymy, where it is applied to many types of rock. Indeed, two high rocks bear the name Drangs in St. Magnus Bay, at Hillswick, while some rocky points are called Dranga aud Drangiteng (from ON dranga-tangi). It is the secondary meaning of ‘rocky point’ that applies the Norman toponym Dranguet, for many years described as Pointe de Dranguet (Dranguet Point) on old marine charts.


(El nombre de la roca Dranguet, situado frente a la costa del Valle de Saire, viene del sustantivo drangr, denota rocas altas y puntiagudas en escandinavo antiguo. Es un apelativo típico de Noruega, particularmente presente en la región de Agder-Rogaland, pero que también aparece en la toponimia Shetland, donde se aplica a muchos tipos de roca. De hecho, dos altas rocas llevan el nombre de Drangs en St. Magnus Bay, en Hillswick, mientras que algunas puntas rocosas se llaman Dranga y Drangiteng (de ON dranga-Tangi). Es el segundo significado de "Rocky Point" que se aplica el topónimo Normando Dranguet, durante muchos años se describe como Punta Dranguet (Dranguet Point) en las antiguas cartas marinas)

Tomado del libro: West over sea: studies in Scandinavian sea-borne expansion and settlement before 1300 : a festschrift in honour of Dr. Barbara E. Crawford

De los autores: Beverley Ballin Smith, Simon Taylor, Gareth Williams,

De la editorial: BRILL, 2007 - 581 páginas


This volume is a collection of 30 papers on the broad subject of the Scandinavian expansion westwards to Britain, Ireland and the North Atlantic, with a particular emphasis on settlement. The volume has been prepared in tribute to the work of Barbara E. Crawford on this subject, and to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the publication of her seminal book, Scandinavian Scotland. Reflecting Dr Crawford's interests, the papers cover a range of disciplines, and are arranged into four main sections: History and Cultural Contacts; The Church and the Cult of Saints; Archaeology, Material Culture and Settlement; Place-Names and Language. The combination provides a variety of new perspectives both on the Viking expansion and on Scandinavia's continued contacts across the North Sea in the post-Viking period. Contributors include: Lesley Abrams, Haki Antonsson, Beverley Ballin Smith, James Barrett, Paul Bibire, Nicholas Brooks, Dauvit Broun, Margaret Cormac, Neil Curtis, Clare Downham, Gillian Fellows-Jensen, Ian Fisher, Katherine Forsyth, Peder Gammeltoft, Sarah Jane Gibbon, Mark Hall, Hans Emil Liden, Christopher Lowe, Joanne McKenzie, Christopher Morris, Elizabeth Okasha, Elizabeth Ridel, Liv Schei, Jon Vioar Sigurosson, Brian Smith, Steffen Stumann Hansen, Frans Arne Stylegard, Simon Taylor, William Thomson, Gareth Williams, Doreen Waugh and Alex Woolf.