In Ross-shire, in the Highlands, a common word to denote an apparition, ghost, specter. As such it is also found, though rarely, in Argyleshire. A desolate moor near Ullapool in Ross-shire is called Leathat leacanta nam Fuath, "Flat-stoned Declivity of Fuaths."

It means literally aversion, hatred.



  • Campbell, J.G. (1902). Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland. Glascow: James MacLehose and Sons, pp. 188, 189.