[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DEER ISLAND, or MULDONICH, one of the Hebrides, a little to the south of the island of Barra.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DEER (THE), a river in Aberdeenshire, which takes its rise in the parish of New Deer, and, after a course of about 16 miles, unites with the water of Strichen, a tributary of the UGIE: which see.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DEER (NEW), an extensive parish in the north-east of Aberdeenshire. It is of an oblong form, extending from north to south 14 miles, and, at a medium, 6 miles from east to west. The surface is flat, there being scarcely a hill or even a spot that may be called … Continue reading Deer (New), p.311.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DEER, or OLD DEER a parish partly in Aberdeenshire, partly in Banff, situated almost in the centre of Buchan; extending in length 12 miles from north to south, and in mean breadth 5½ miles. It is bounded by Strichen parish on the north; by Longside on the east; by Cruden and … Continue reading Deer, p.311.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] See GREENLAW and KELSO.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] KELSO, a parish in the north-east division of Roxburghshire; bounded on the north by Nenthorn in Berwickshire; on the north-east by Ednam; on the east by Sprouston; on the south-east by Eckford; on the south-west by Roxburgh; and on the west by Makerston and Smailholm. Its extreme length, from a … Continue reading Kelso, pp.79-87.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] GREENLAW, a parish in the Merse, Berwickshire. It is of an oblong form, extending from north-west to south-east; and measures, in extreme length, 8 miles, in extreme breadth, 4 miles, - and in superficial area, 25 square miles. It is bounded on the north by Longformacus; on the north-east by … Continue reading Greenlaw, pp.705-706.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] HARRIS (SOUND OF), a navigable channel between the islands of Harris and North Uist; 9 miles in length, and from 8 to 12 in breadth. It is the only passage for vessels of burden passing from the east to the west side of that long cluster of islands called the … Continue reading Harris (Sound of), p.747.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] HARRIS,1 a district of the outer Hebrides, comprehending the southern part of Lewis, and the small islands which surround it, of which BERNERA, CALLIGRAY, ENSAY, PABBAY, TARANSAY, SCALPAY, and SCARP, [see these articles,] only are inhabited; besides a vast number of pasture and kelp-isles, holms, and high rocks, which are … Continue reading Harris, pp.745-747.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DERVAL, or DERVILLE, a regularly built, prosperous, manufacturing village, on Irvine water, at the southern verge of the parish of Loudon, Ayrshire. It is 9 miles east of Kilmarnock, on the road between that town and Strathaven. In 1811, it contained about 400 inhabitants; in 1836, 150 houses, and 1,160 … Continue reading Derval, p.314.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BISHOPTON, a village in the parish of Erskine, Renfrewshire. Bishopton ridge, which divides the low land near Paisley from the Clyde, is composed of solid whinstone rock. The Glasgow, Paisley, and Greenock railway passes through it for a distance of 2,300 yards. There are two tunnels in the middle of … Continue reading Bishopton, p.144.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] ASSYNT, or ASSINT, a very extensive district and parish in the county of Sutherland, including the quoad sacra parish of Stoer. The name is a contraction of agus-int, literally 'in and out;' and is supposed to have been originally applied to it as descriptive of its extraordinarily rugged surface and … Continue reading Assynt, pp.68-71.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] ROSLIN, a quoad sacra parish and a village, a little south of the centre of Edinburghshire. The parish was disjoined, in 1835, from Lasswade by the presbytery of Dalkeith. Its greatest length is 5¼ miles; its greatest breadth is 3¾ miles; and its superficial extent is about 10 square miles. The parishioners … Continue reading Roslin, pp.601-604.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] NEILSTON,1 a parish in Renfrewshire; bounded on the north by the Abbey parish of Paisley; on the north-east by Eastwood; on the south-east by Mearns; on the south by Ayrshire; and on the west by Lochwinnoch. The statements of its extent greatly differ. By measurement its length has been found … Continue reading Neilston, pp.426-427.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] GREENOCK,1 a parish in the north-west of Renfrewshire, bounded by the frith of Clyde on the north; and in other directions by the parishes of Innerkip, Kilmalcolm, and Port-Glasgow. It stretches about 4½ miles along the shore, and extends considerably more up the country to the south. The land is hilly, … Continue reading Greenock, pp.706-714.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] KILMARTIN, a parish in Argyleshire, of an oblong figure, 12 miles in length, and about 3 in breadth; containing 18,000 acres; lying on the west coast of Argyleshire; bounded on the east for 6 miles by LOCH-AWE [which see], which separates it from the parish of Glassry; and on the … Continue reading Kilmartin, p128.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] PORT-GLASGOW, a parish in Renfrewshire, bounded on the north by the frith of Clyde; on the east and south by Kilmalcolm; and on the west by Greenock. It is of small extent, being only about a mile square, or containing an area of 844 English acres. The land is partly … Continue reading Port-Glasgow, pp.554-556.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DALRY (WESTER), a hamlet, once a populous village, about a mile west from Edinburgh, on the Lanark road. The hamlet of Easter Dairy is now diminished to two or three cottages.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DALRY,1 a parish near the centre of the district of Cunningham, Ayrshire. It is bounded on the north and north-east by Kilbirnie; on the east by Beith; on the south by Kilwinning; on the south-west by Ardrossan; on the west by West Kilbride; and on the north-west by Largs. Its … Continue reading Dalry, pp.303-305.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] CHRYSTON, a quoad sacra parish in Lanarkshire, divided from Cadder by authority of the Assembly, in 1834. It is 4½ miles in length by 3¼ in breadth, and contains about 11 square miles. Population, in 1836, 1,782, chiefly located in the villages of Chryston, Mollingburn, Moodiesburn, and Auchinloch. Church built in 1780; … Continue reading Chryston, p.224.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BERVIE BROW, or CRAIG DAVID, a bold promontory on the north side of Bervie water, in the parish of Kinneff. It is a conspicuous land-mark for mariners, and is seen at sea at the distance of 15 leagues.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BERVIE, a small parish in Kincardineshire; bounded on the north and north-east by the parish of Arbuthnot; on the east by Kinneff; on the south-east by the German ocean; on the south and south-west by Benholme parish; and on the north-west by Garvock. The superficial area of the parish does … Continue reading Bervie, p.131.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DUNOON1 and KILMUN, a parish in Argyleshire, in the district of Cowal, on the west side of the frith of Clyde. It is about 24 miles in length, and on an average 3 in breadth, but in some places 9 miles in breadth. The general appearance of the country is … Continue reading Dunoon, pp.406-408.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] AILSA CRAIG, sometimes called THE PERCH OF CLYDE, a stupendous insulated rock, or rather mountain, in the mouth of the frith of Clyde, between the coasts of Ayrshire and Kintyre; in N. lat. 55° 15' 13"; W. long. 5° 7', according to Galbraith, but according to Norie, in N. lat. … Continue reading Ailsa Craig, p.20.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] CHIRNSIDE,1 a parish in the county of Berwick, district of the Merse. It is bounded by Coldingham on the north; by Ayton and Foulden on the east; by Hutton and Edrom on the south; and by Buncle on the west. The Whitadder separates it from Edrom and Hutton parishes; and … Continue reading Chirnside, pp.223-224.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] ABERNETHY, a parish partly and chiefly in Perthshire, and partly in Fifeshire; bounded on the north by the Earn river, which separates it from the parishes of Dunbarn and Rhynd, and by the estuary of the Tay; on the east and south by Fifeshire; and on the west by the … Continue reading Abernethy, pp.15-18.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BLANTYRE, a parish, formerly a vicarage, in the county of Lanark; bounded on the north by the Clyde, which divides it from Bothwell; on the east by Hamilton; on the south by Glasford and Kilbride; and on the west by Cambuslang. It is about 6 miles in length, and, on … Continue reading Blantyre, pp.149-150.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] RATTRAY, the name of various localities in the maritime parish of Crimond, Buchan, Aberdeenshire. An extinct town of the name is said to have been a burgh: see CRIMOND. A fishing-village of the name is situated 10 miles north by west of Peterhead, and about the same distance south-east, of … Continue reading Rattray, p.584.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BLAIR-GOWRIE,1 a parish in Perthshire of considerable extent, but irregular figure, being about 11 miles long from south to north, and, in some places, not less than 8 miles broad; but intersected by the parishes of Kinloch, Bendochy, and Rattray. The connected part of it is only about 9 miles … Continue reading Blair-Gowrie, pp.147-148.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] NAIRN (THE), a river of Inverness-shire and Nairnshire, in Moray. Its source is near the central water-sheds of the boldly-mountainous district of Badenoch, at a point 9 miles, in a straight line, east of the middle of Loch-Ness. Its course, from end to end, is, with few and slight deviations, … Continue reading Nairn (The), p.424.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] NAIRN, a parish on the coast of Nairnshire, and in the province of Moray. It is bounded on the north by the Moray frith; on the east by Auldearn; on the south by Calder; and on the west by Ardersier. It expands at the ends, and greatly contracts in the … Continue reading Nairn, pp.422-424.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] AUCHTERARDER, a parish in Perthshire. Its name, derived from the principal town in it, signifies 'the Summit of the rising ground;' which describes exactly its situation on the ridge of an eminence in the middle of Strathern, commanding, on the north and east, an extensive prospect of the adjacent country. … Continue reading Auchterarder, pp.74-75.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] INVERGORDON, a village in Ross-shire, in the parish of Rosskeen, on the north side of the frith of Cromarty, over which there is a regular ferry to Inverbreckie. It has a good harbour, having 16 feet water at spring-tides, and 13 at neap, and a fine sandy shore, where vessels … Continue reading Invergordon, p.19.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] LUING (SOUND OF), a strait along the west side of the southern half of the cognominal island just described. It measures 4 miles in length, and 1½ in mean breadth; and divides Luing and Ardluing from Scarba, Lunga, Ormsa, and one or two islets.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] LUING, an island in the parish of Kilbrandon, Argyleshire. It is 6½ miles in length, and rarely more than one in breadth. It is separated on the north from Seil by a strait scarcely 300 yards wide; and it thence extends due southward at a distance of from 1½ to 3½ miles from … Continue reading Luing, p.315.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] LAUDER, a parish consisting of a large main body and a small detached section, in the district of Lauderdale, Berwickshire. The detached section is nearly a square, 1½ mile deep, lies 1¼ south of the nearest point of the main body, and is bounded on the east by Legerwood and Earlston; partly … Continue reading Lauder, pp.229-232.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] ALYTH, a parish on the northern side of Strathmore, in the counties of Perth and Forfar; but chiefly in the former. It is about 15 miles long, and 3 broad, at an average; and stretches from south to north towards the Grampian mountains. It is bounded by Kirkmichael and Glen-Isla … Continue reading Alyth, pp.31-32.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DOLLAR, a parish in the shire of Clackmannan; bounded on the north by the parish of Glendevon; on the east by Muckhart and Fossaway parishes; on the west by the parish of Tillicoultry; and on the south by the parish of Clackmannan. Its length from north to south is about … Continue reading Dollar, pp.319-320.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] CUMBRAYS1 (THE), two islets in the frith of Clyde, distinguished as the Greater and the Less, or the Big and the Little Cumbray. They belong to the county of Bute, and lie between the island of Bute and the coast of Ayrshire. The Greater or Big Cumbray is 4 miles … Continue reading Cumbrays (The), pp.282-283.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] MILLPORT, a neat modern village and much frequented bathing- place on the island of Greater Cumbray, Buteshire. It stretches round a pleasantly sheltered small bay at the south end of the island; partly overlooks the Lesser Cumbray, and partly confronts the opening through Fairley road to the vast bay of … Continue reading Millport, pp.356-357.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DUNSYRE, a parish in the upper ward of Lanarkshire, bounded by Dolphinton and Walston on the south-east and south; Linton on the east and north; West Calder on the north; and Carnwath on the west. It is a high lying parish, the most of it being more than 700 feet … Continue reading Dunsyre, p.413.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DUNDEE,1 a parish in the south of Forfarshire, having the main body lying along the Tay, and a detached portion to the north-east. The principal part is bounded on the north by Liff, Mains, and Murroes; on the east by Monifieth; on the south by the frith of Tay; and … Continue reading Dundee, pp.371-384.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] THORNLIEBANK, a village in the parish of Eastwood, Renfrewshire, about 1½ mile south of Pollockshaws, upon the rivulet called Auldhouse-burn. It originated in the manufactories and other works established here about the end of the 18th century. The whole village, except three small tenements, belongs to Messrs. J. and W. Crum, … Continue reading Thornliebank, pp.751-752.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] GOVAN, a parish principally in the lower ward of Lanarkshire, with a small section in Renfrewshire; bounded by New-Kilpatrick, Barony, and Glasgow on the north; Barony, Gorbals proper, and Rutherglen on the east; Cathcart, Eastwood, and the Abbey parish of Paisley on the south; and by Renfrew on the west. … Continue reading Govan, pp.698-701.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] KEMNAY, a parish in the district of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, bounded on the north by Inverury; on the east by Kintore; on the south by Cluny; and on the west by Monymusk and Chapel-Garioch. It is divided from Inverury, Monymusk, and Chapel Garioch by the river Don; and the ridge called … Continue reading Kemnay, p.89.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] KILWINNING, a parish in the district of Cunningham, Ayrshire. It is bounded on the north by Dalry; on the east by Stewarton; on the south by Irvine and Stevenstone; and on the west by Ardrossan. Its greatest length is about 7 miles; its greatest breadth about 5 miles; and its … Continue reading Kilwinning, pp.140-143.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] KILLIN,1 a large parish in the district of Breadalbane, Perthshire. It consists of a large main body and two detached portions. One of the latter, measuring 3½ miles by 4, stretches southward from Loch-Tay at the distance of 3¼ miles from the eastern extremity of the main body; and is bounded … Continue reading Killin, pp.117-119.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] KIRKOSWALD, a parish in Carrick, Ayrshire; bounded on the north by Maybole; on the east by Kirkmichael and Dailly; on the south by Dailly and Girvan; and on the west by the frith of Clyde. It measures along the sea-coast 6 miles, and contains nearly 11,000 Scottish acres. The coast … Continue reading Kirkoswald, pp.189-190.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] MAYBOLE, a populous and important parish, occupying the north-west corner of the district of Carrick, Ayrshire. It is bounded on the west and north-west by the frith of Clyde; on the north-east by Ayr; on the east by Dalrymple and Kirkmichael; and on the south and south-west by Kirkoswald. Its … Continue reading Maybole, pp.337-342.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] CROSSRAGUEL, or CROSSREGAL,1 a celebrated Cluniac abbey, now in ruins, in the parish of Kirkoswald in Ayrshire, 2 miles south-west of Maybole. It is situated on a broad ridge of ground which rises considerably above sea-level, but on a part of the ridge which sinks somewhat under the level of … Continue reading Crossraguel, pp.271-273.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DALWHINNIE, a stage-inn in Badenoch, Inverness-shire, on the Great Highland road to Inverness; 99½ miles from Edinburgh, and 56½ from Inverness. It was built by Government.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] PRESTWICK-TOLL, a village ¼ of a mile south of Prestwick, partly beyond and partly within the boundary of the Prestwick baronial lands. Population, in 1838, 330.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] PRESTWICK, an ancient village and burgh-of-barony on the coast of Kyle, Ayrshire. It stands on the road between Ayr and Irvine, 2½ miles north of Ayr, 1 south of Monkton, 8½ south of Irvine, and 9 south-west of Kilmarnock. Its age, and especially its constitution as a burgh, are remarkable, and strongly … Continue reading Prestwick, p.572.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] CROMARTY FRITH (THE), called by Buchanan the Portus salutis, is one of the finest bays in Great Britain. It is divided from the Moray frith by the county of Cromarty, and washes the southern shore of the county of Ross. It is about 17 miles in length; and from 3 … Continue reading Cromarty Frith (The), p.269.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] CROMARTY, a very small county, washed on three sides by the friths of Cromarty and Moray, and bounded on the west by the county of Ross. Its extreme length is about 16 miles; and it is, on an average, about 6½ or 7 miles in breadth; but it is intersected by … Continue reading Cromarty, pp.267-268.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] FORTROSE, a royal burgh in the county of Ross, and parish of Rosemarkie. It is situated at the eastern extremity of the Black Isle road, on the north side of the Moray frith, and nearly opposite to Fort-George, from which it is distant 2½ miles; 10½ miles north-east of Inverness; 10¼ miles south-west … Continue reading Fortrose, p.586.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] INVERNESS,1 a parish in the shire of Inverness; bounded on the north-east by the Beauly and the Moray friths; on the east by Petty; on the south-east and south by Croy and Daviot; on the south-west by Loch-Ness and the parish of Dores; and on the west by Urquhart, Kiltarlity, … Continue reading Inverness, pp.24-35.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BUTE,1 an island in the frith of Clyde, separated from Cowal, in Argyllshire, by a very narrow channel called the KYLES OF BUTE: see that article. It extends in length about 16 miles, and is from 3 to 5 in breadth. The general direction is from south- east to north-west. The … Continue reading Bute, pp.177-178.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BOROUGH-MOOR, a tract of ground, formerly an open common, in the shire of Edinburgh, and parish of St. Cuthbert; adjacent to the city of Edinburgh on the south. In the west end of the Borough-moor, there stood a large chapel dedicated to St. Roque, and round it there was a … Continue reading Borough-Moor, p.153.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] MORNINGSIDE, a village and quoad sacra parish in the quoadcivilia parish of St. Cuthbert's, Edinburghshire. The village is pleasantly situated on a southward slope, on the road leading from Edinburgh to Biggar, Peebles, and Dumfries; 1¼ mile south of Port-Hopetoun, and 2¼ miles distant from the Tron-church, Edinburgh. Between it and the … Continue reading Morningside, p.401.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] EAGLESHAM,1 a parish which forms the south-eastern portion of the county of Renfrew. It extends about 6 miles from east to west, and about 7 from north to south; and is bounded on the north-west by Mearns, in the same county; on the south-west by Fenwick, and on the south … Continue reading Eaglesham, pp.420-421.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] COLZEAN CASTLE - sometimes written Culzean or Cullean - a noble mansion in the parish of Kirkoswald, the seat of the Marquess of Ailsa, founded by David, 10th Earl of Cassillis, in 1777. This noble castellated edifice is situated upon a basaltic cliff projecting into the sea, of about 100 … Continue reading Colzean Castle, p.246.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BALQUHIDDER, a very large parish in the south-west of Perthshire; bounded on the west and north by Killin; on the east by Comrie; and on the south by Callander. Measured from its north-east to its south-west corner, it is 20 miles in length; and from Craig-na-Cailliach on its north-eastern border, … Continue reading Balquhidder, pp.99-100.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] WINCHBURGH, a village in the parish of Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire. It stands by the side of the Union canal, on the road between Edinburgh and Falkirk, 11 miles west of Edinburgh, 6 east of Linlithgow, and 4 south-west of Queensferry. It has a posting-inn. Population about 170.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] UPHALL, a parish in Linlithgowshire; bounded on the north-west by Linlithgow; on the north by the northern part of Ecclesmachan; on the east by Kirkliston; on the south-east and south by Edinburghshire; and on the west by Livingstone and the southern part of Ecclesmachan. Its form is that of a … Continue reading Uphall, p.786.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] SUTHERLANDSHIRE, a Highland county, in the extreme north-east of the continent of Scotland. It is bounded on the north by the North sea; on the east by Caithness-shire; on the south-east by the Moray frith; on the south-south-west by the counties of Ross and Cromarty; and on the west by the … Continue reading Sutherlandshire, pp.730-735.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DORNOCH FRITH (THE), sometimes called the frith of Tain, is that arm of the sea which divides the southern parts of Sutherland from the county of Ross. The entrance of this frith is nearly 15 miles wide, but gradually becomes narrower, till, about 3 miles west of the town of … Continue reading Dornoch Frith (The), pp.324-325.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DORNOCH,1 a parish in the county of Sutherland, extending 9 miles along the frith of Dornoch, and from north-west to south-east about 15 miles. It is bounded on the north by Rogart, and by the Loch of Fleet, which separates it from Golspie; on the south-east and south by the … Continue reading Dornoch, pp.232-234.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] KIRKINTILLOCH, a parish in Dumbartonshire, forming the western half of the detached part of that county, and lying 4¾ miles east of the nearest point of its main body. It is bounded on the north by Campsie and Kilsyth, in Stirlingshire; on the east by Cumbernauld; on the south by New … Continue reading Kirkintilloch, pp.180-181.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] CASTLECARY, a hamlet in the shire of Stirling, and parish of Falkirk; 8 miles west-south-west of Falkirk, on the line of the Forth and Clyde canal. Castlecary, according to General Roy, was one of the præsidia, or principal stations on the wall of Antoninus, as is evident from its dimensions, … Continue reading Castlecary, p.216.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] KENNOWAY, a parish in Fifeshire. It forms an irregular parallelogram, 3½ miles in length from east to west, and rather more than 2 miles in breadth from north to south; ascending gradually from the south towards the north. The prospect from almost every part of the parish is extensive and beautiful; … Continue reading Kennoway, p.93.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BUCKHAVEN, a fishing-village in the parish of Wemyss, in Fife; 2 miles south-west of Leven, and 5½ north-east of Dysart. It consists of a groupe of cottages, apparently scattered at random over a steep ascent from the shore, and thickly interspersed with boats, oars, nets, anchors, dungsteads, and the other accompaniments … Continue reading Buckhaven, p.173.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] CAMBUSLANG, a parish in Lanarkshire, on the south bank of the Clyde; and bounded by Old Monkland parish on the north; Blantyre on the east; by Kilbride on the south; and by Rutherglen on the west. The surface is beautifully diversified with hill and dale. A ridge of about half-a-mile … Continue reading Cambuslang, pp.196-198.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] HAMILTON, a parish in the middle ward of Lanarkshire; bounded by the parish of Bothwell on the north; by Dalziel, Cambusnethan, Dalserf, and Stonehouse on the east; by Glassford on the south and south-west; and by Blantyre on the west. For nearly 5 miles the Clyde forms the north and … Continue reading Hamilton, pp.737-743.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] DUMFRIES,1 a parish in the south of Nithsdale, at the middle of the south-west border of Dumfries-shire. Having the outline of a cone, with its apex toward the north, it is bounded on the north-west by Kirkmahoe; on the north-east by Tinwald; on the east by Torthorwald; on the south … Continue reading Dumfries, pp.346-352.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] AUGUSTUS (FORT), is situated on a small triangular plain, at the western extremity of Loch Ness, in the parish of Boleskine, Inverness-shire; 13 miles north of Garviemore-inn; 32¼ south-west of Inverness; 29 north-east of Fort-William; 5¼ miles from the north-east end of Loch Oich; and 144 from Edinburgh. It was erected on … Continue reading Augustus (Fort), p.78.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] MILNGAVIE, popularly Millguy, a prosperous manufacturing village on Allander-water, in the Stirlingshire part of the parish of East or New Kilpatrick; 4 miles south of Strathblane, 4½ east of Duntocher, and 7 north-west of Glasgow. At the village there are extensive works for calico-printing and cotton-spinning; and in its vicinity are … Continue reading Milngavie, p.357.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BLACKBURN (The), a small river in the county of Linlithgow, which rises on the borders of Lanarkshire in the parish of Whitburn, and forms the principal branch of the Almond.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BLACKBURN (THE), a small river of Liddesdale, in the parish of Castletown, Roxburghshire, celebrated for the romantic falls and cascades which are formed by its stream. One of the falls is 37½ feet in height, and 20 in breadth; and another 31½ feet in height, and 36 in breadth. In one part … Continue reading Blackburn (The), p.144.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BLACKBURN, a village in the parish of Livingstone, 3¼ miles west of Livingstone, and 2¾ cast of Whitburn. The south road from Edinburgh to Glasgow passes through it. A cotton mill here employed 100 hands, in 1838; and a flax mill, 42 hands.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BRORA (The), a river of Sutherlandshire, which, with its branches of Strathbeg, and Skinsdale, springs from the south-east sides of Benchlibrick, Benvadon, and Benarmin, in the interior of the county, and takes a course in a south-easterly oblique direction, until lost in the Murray frith at Brora. The Brora and … Continue reading Brora (The), p.170.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] FRASERBURGH, formerly called PHILORTH, a parish in the district of Buchan, Aberdeenshire; bounded on the north and east by the North sea, on the south by Rathen and Strichen; and on the west by Tyrie, Aberdour, and Pitsligo. It occupies the north-eastern corner of the county; and extends about 3½ miles … Continue reading Fraserburgh, pp.591-592.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] KIRKCUDBRIGHT, a parish at the middle of the southern extremity of Kirkcudbrightshire; bounded on the north by Kelton; on the east by Rerwick; on the south by the Irish sea; and on the west by the Dee, which divides it from Borgue, Twineham, and Tongueland. It is a slender oblong, … Continue reading Kirkcudbright, pp.169-173.
ARBROATH, or ABERBROTHWICK, a partly landward, partly town-parish, in the county of Angus, being an erection out of the parish of St. Vigeans, of the town and royalty of Arbroath into a separate parish about the year 1560. In 1836, the Abbey parish of Arbroath was disjoined quoad sacra from that of Arbroath. This … Continue reading Arbroath, pp.48-51.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] THURSO (THE), a river of Caithness-shire. It rises among the mountains in the south-west corner of Halkirk, near the boundary with Sutherlandshire; and flows 12½ miles north-eastward, and 14 northward to the head of its cognominal bay, at the town of Thurso. Its course first bisects Halkirk; next for 1½ mile divides … Continue reading Thurso (The), pp.752.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] THURSO, a parish on the north coast of Caithness-shire; bounded on the north by the North sea; on the east by Olrig and Bower; on the south by Halkirk; and on the west by Reay. Its greatest length from east to west is 7½ miles; its greatest breadth is 7 miles; … Continue reading Thurso, pp.752-754.
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After the popularly requested article on Paisley from the 'Gazetteer of Scotland' (1847) was posted, I was alerted to the existence of this publication by our anonymous Patron who thought it might be of value to the site. I agree. I have high hopes from this 2-volume set. After going through them for scans, there's … Continue reading ‘History of Paisley’ (1886)
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] PRESTONPANS, a small parish in the north-west extremity of Haddingtonshire; bounded on the west by Ravenshaugh-burn, which divides it from Edinburghshire; on the north by the frith of Forth; and, on other sides, by Tranent. It forms a stripe of 2½ miles in length from south-west to north-east, by a breadth … Continue reading Prestonpans, 567-572.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] TRANENT, a parish in the extreme north-west of Haddingtonshire; bounded on the south, the south-west, and the west by Edinburghshire; on the north-west by Prestonpans; on the north by the frith of Forth; on the east by Gladsmuir and Pencaitland; and on the south-east by Ormiston. Its greatest length, from … Continue reading Tranent, pp.765-767.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] ABERDEEN, the capital of Aberdeenshire, and the third town in importance in Scotland, consists, strictly speaking, of two distinct towns, the Old and the New, situated at the distance of about a mile from each other, in different parishes, and having distinct charters and privileges, but included within the same … Continue reading Aberdeen, pp.3-11.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] STONEHAVEN - vulgarly STANEHIVE - a sea-port, a considerable town, a burgh-of-barony, and the capital of Kincardineshire, stands at the north-east end of the great strath of Scotland, 15 miles south by west of Aberdeen, 61 south-south-east of Banff, 13½ north-east of Laurencekirk, 23 north-north-east of Montrose, 34 north-north-east of Arbroath, … Continue reading Stonehaven, pp.711-712.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] TROON, a promontory, a harbour, a thriving sea-port, and a quoad sacra parish, at the west end of the parish of Dundonald, Ayrshire. The town, situated on the promontory, is 6 miles north of Ayr, 6 south of Irvine, 9 south-west of Kilmarnock, 31 south-west by south of Glasgow, and … Continue reading Troon, p.769.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] BALLACHULISH, or BALLAHULISH, or BALCHULLISH,1 a quoad sacra parish, divided from the parish of Kilmalie by authority of the General Assembly in May, 1833. It consists of two distinct districts, separated from each other by the Linnhe loch, with a church in each district in which worship is performed alternately … Continue reading Ballachulish, p.96.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] GLENCOE, a wild and gloomy vale in the district of Lorn, in Argyleshire, near the head of Loch-Etive; extending from Ballachulish in a south-east direction 10 miles. It lies in the united parishes of Lismore and Appin. "The scenery of this valley," says a local authority quoted by Pennant, "is … Continue reading Glencoe, pp.673-678.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] LEVEN (LOCH),1 a beautiful expanse of water, in the immediate neighbourhood of the burgh of Kinross, and in the south-east quarter of the small shire of that name. Its circumference is about 10 or 11 miles; and its bosom is studded with several little islands, which break the uniformity of … Continue reading Leven (Loch), pp.258-260.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] WILLIAM (FORT), a fortress on the east side of Loch-Eil, overhung by Ben-Nevis, near the south-west end of the great glen, Inverness-shire. It stands contiguous to the village of MARYBURGH: which see. It was originally built by General Monk, during the time of Cromwell; took from an ancient castle in … Continue reading William (Fort), p.817.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] ECCLESFECHAN, a prosperous village in the parish of Hoddam, Annandale, Dumfries-shire. It stands 16 miles east of Dumfries, on the great mail-road from London to Glasgow. A general monthly market is held here; and also a weekly market, during winter, for the sale of pork. The chief support of the … Continue reading Ecclesfechan, p.427.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] GALLOWAY (New), a royal burgh, and the capital of the district of Glenkens, is delightfully situated on the right bank of the Ken, in the parish of Kells, Kirkcudbrightshire. Its site is at the intersection of the roads going northward from Kirkcudbright to Ayrshire, and westward from Dumfries to Newton-Stewart. … Continue reading Galloway (New), pp.602-603.
[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents] GALLOWAY (Mull of,) a remarkable and well-known promontory, forming the southern point of the Rinns of Galloway, in the parish of Kirkmaiden, Wigtonshire. It is an exceedingly bold rocky headland, 1½ mile long, and ¼ of a mile broad, stretching from west to east nearly at right angles with the eastern coast … Continue reading Galloway (Mull of), p.602.