List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
BLACK BIRN Black Birn Revd. [Reverend] Alexander McLean.
Mr David Sanderson
Mr. Martin Porteous.
Johnston's County Map dated 1816
Forrest's County Map.
021 A hill of Considerable size: the words Birn and Birnie frequently occur in Scottish nomenclature and in that dialect is expressive of the Heath having been burned, such was the Case on this Hill. hence its name.
(3rd Class)
LINGY KNOWE Lingy Knowe Revd. Alexander McLean
Mr. David Sanderson
Mr. Martin Porteous.
021.09 A small Hill Covered with Heath and "Ling". the latter is the local name for a species of heath which bears some resemblance to Broom and from which the name is derived.
(3rd Class)
YIELD BRAE Yield Brae Revd. [Reverend] Alexander McLean
Mr. David Sanderson
Mr Martin Porteous.
021 A small Knowe Covered with heath.
(3rd Class)

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