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Derval, p.314.

[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.

Bishopton, p.144.

[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.

Assynt, pp.68-71.

[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.

Roslin, pp.601-604.

[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.

Neilston, pp.426-427.

[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.

Greenock, pp.706-714.

[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.

Chryston, p.224.

[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.

Blair-Gowrie, pp.147-148.

[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.

Nairn (The), p.424.

[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.

Auchterarder, pp.74-75.

[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.

Luing (Sound of), p.315.

[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.

Lauder, pp.229-232.

[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.

Millport, pp.356-357.

[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.

Thornliebank, pp.751-752.

[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.

Govan, pp.698-701.

[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.

Killin, pp.117-119.

[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.

Maybole, pp.337-342.

[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.

Crossraguel, pp.271-273.

[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.

Prestwick, p.572.

[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.

Cromarty Frith (The), p.269.

[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.

Fortrose, p.586.

[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.

Morningside, p.401.

[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.

Balquhidder, pp.99-100.

[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.

Winchburgh, p.817.

[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. 

Sutherlandshire, pp.730-735.

[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.

Dornoch Frith (The), pp.324-325.

[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.

Kirkintilloch, pp.180-181.

[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.

Castlecary, p.216.

[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.

Kennoway, p.93.

[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.

Buckhaven, p.173.

[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.

Augustus (Fort), p.78.

[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.

Milngavie, p.357.

[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.

Blackburn (The), p.144.

[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.

Blackburn, 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. 

Brora (The), p.170.

[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.

Fraserburgh, pp.591-592.

[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.

Kirkcudbright, pp.169-173.

[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.

Thurso (The), pp.752.

[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.

Glasgow, pp.621-666.

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‘History of Paisley’ (1886)

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)

Prestonpans, 567-572.

[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.

Tranent, pp.765-767.

[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.

Aberdeen, pp.3-11.

[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.

Stonehaven, pp.711-712.

[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.

Ballachulish, p.96.

[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.

Glencoe, pp.673-678.

[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.

Leven (Loch), pp.258-260.

[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.

William (Fort), p.817.

[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.

Ecclesfechan, p.427.

[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.

Galloway (New), pp.602-603.

[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.

Galloway (Mull of), p.602.

[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.

Galloway-House, p.602.

[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents]    GALLOWAY-HOUSE, the family-seat of the Earls of Galloway on the coast of Sorbie parish, in Wigtonshire. It was built about 80 years ago [1770]; and though not remarkable for architectural magnificence, " forms part of a landscape truly beautiful and grand. Garlieston bay is on the north; and Rigg, or … Continue reading Galloway-House, p.602.

Galloway, pp.600-602.

[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents]    GALLOWAY, an extensive district, forming the south-western corner of Scotland. Originally, and for a considerable period, it included parts of Ayrshire and Dumfries-shire; but, during many ages past, it has been identified simply and strictly with the shire of Wigton and the stewartry of Kirkcudbright. The name, though thoroughly interwoven … Continue reading Galloway, pp.600-602.

Lanarkshire, pp.212-219.

[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents]    LANARKSHIRE,1 a large, wealthy, and important county in the western division of the Lowlands, and the most populous in Scotland. It is bounded by the counties of Dumbarton and Stirling on the north; Dumfries-shire on the south; Ayr and Renfrewshire on the west; and Linlithgow, Edinburgh, and Peebles shires on … Continue reading Lanarkshire, pp.212-219.

Ayrshire, pp.89-92.

[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents]    AYRSHIRE, a large and important county on the south-west coast of Scotland, which derives its name from the town just described. It is bounded by Renfrewshire on the north and north-east; by the counties of Lanark and Dumfries on the east; by the stewartry of Kirkcudbright on the south-east; by … Continue reading Ayrshire, pp.89-92.

Ballochney Railway, pp.97-98.

[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents]    BALLOCHNEY RAILWAY. This is an extension of one of the branches of the Monkland and Kirkintilloch railway, or rather a prolongation of that railway, by two arms which run into the interior of New Monkland parish, so as to embrace the coal and iron-stone works in the rich mining districts … Continue reading Ballochney Railway, pp.97-98.

Banffshire, pp.105-108.

[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents]    BANFFSHIRE, one of the north-east counties of Scotland; bounded on the north by the Moray frith or the German ocean [North sea]; on the east and south by Aberdeenshire; and on the west by the shires of Inverness and Elgin. This county, according to Mr. Souter in his ‘Agricultural Survey … Continue reading Banffshire, pp.105-108.

Banchory-Tarnan, p.102.

[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents]    BANCHORY-TARNAN,1 a parish in Kincardineshire; bounded on the east, north, and west, by Aberdeenshire; and on the south by Durris and Strachan parishes. It is of very unequal surface; and the whole is interspersed with muir ground covered with heath and hills. It contains 15,040 Scots acres. The rent, in … Continue reading Banchory-Tarnan, p.102.

Banchory-Davinick, pp.101-102.

[Gazetteer of Scotland Contents]    BANCHORY-DAVINICK, a parish divided into two parts by the river Dee, which being the boundary between the counties of Aberdeen and Kincardine, that part of the parish which lies on the north side of the river is in the former county, and that on the south side in the latter. … Continue reading Banchory-Davinick, pp.101-102.