Is there a place called Blavour in Invernesshire?

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My great grandfather, Hugh McIntyre, named his Place of Birth (on his master Mariner's Certificate, as Blavour, Invernesshire, but it could be a word sounding like this. I have been unable to trace this village/town. Can you help, please?
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I have found an area called Blalour in the village of Spean Bridge, on the River Spean, in the Scottish Highlands. I found a site that had 635 towns, villages and hamlets in Inverness Shire. None named Blavour  In fact, no Blavour in the UK or Ireland.
It's hard to say for sure but I can't seem to find any such location.

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Heather, is this the Hugh McIntyre whose certificate was issued on 8 August 1865?  If so, the 1851 and 1841 census have him born on North Uist and there is an area called Bàgh Mòr shown on the map at https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/osmaps/57.4910621596,-7.2365196301,17/pin which might sound like Blavour to a non-Gaelic speaker.  I don't speak Gaelic so you'd need to check the pronunciation with someone who does speak the language.

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