[ScG land of the wood clumps (?)].
A mountainous district in south-east Inverness-shire (since 1974, Highland), populated by Gaelic speakers until modern times. In the 18th century Badenoch was one of two centres of bogus Gaelic literature, including such writers as James Macpherson, Ewan Macpherson, and Captain Morrison of Skye. The other school was that of Glenorchy.