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028, 034, 035, 040 041 046, 047 "Ochiltree is derived by Chalmers, in his Caledonia, from the British, Uchle tree, signifying the high town, or dwelling-place; by others, from the Gaelic Uchle, camp, to which tree is annexed, thereby forming Uchle -tree or Camp-tree, or from O'Chaltearan, which signifies a district of a country covered with trees of all kinds. Which of these derivations may be the proper one, it is difficult to determine; but any of them may be well applied to the situation of the place. The first name given answers to the site of the old Castle of Ochiltree, which is upon the brow of the high rocky banks of the Lugar, and the others may have arisen from a place called the Camp, and the rising ground, now occupied by the houses and gardens of the village, where there where at one time many large trees, probably of several hundred years of age. Ochiltree is bounded on the South by the parishes of New Cumnock and Dalmellington; on the east, by Old Cumnock & Auchinleck; on the north by the parish of Stair; and on
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Parish of Ochiltree

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