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DUNSYRE [parish] Dunsyre Rev. [Reverend] Alexander McLean
Mr. Martin Porteous
Mr. John Allan
Statistical Account
Johnston's County Map dated 1816
Forrest's County Map
021; 027 The parish of Dunsyre is in the Presbytery of Biggar, Synod of Lothian and Tweeddale.
Various etymologies have been given of the name. The most probable is, that it is compounded of Dun and Seer, the hill of the prophet. The place seems to have been originally the site of a Druidical Temple.
The range of the Pentlands, which commences in the vicinity of Edinburgh, may be said to terminate with Dunsyre Hill, after extending to the length of twenty miles. This hill is precipitous and rugged, composed of the same stone as Arthur Seat and Salisbury Craigs.
The nearest market towns are Carnwath and Biggar: the former, about 6 miles, the latter about 8 miles distant.
The parish Church stands on a tumulus or Mound on the northern banks of the Medwyn, and is quite conveniently situate for the inhabitants.

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