Ormeskred - Sweden
In Sweden 'Skred' means land-slip. 'Skred' is related to the English word 'scree' which retains more of the original meaning - a slope of loose stones and rocks at the foot of a cliff or mountain.
Per-Allan Olsson, of Sweden, has kindly sent in a photograph of Ormeskred and a short history of the area.
The village of Skredsvik was originally named Ormestad, this led to the scree-slope being named Ormeskred, the bay in the inner part of the fjord then became 'Ormeskred's Vik', over the years this was shortened to Skredsvik and the name was applied to the village.