List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
YELLOW MIRE Yellow Mire Mr. Forbes Laverlaw
Andrew Burnet Highland Shiel
017 [Situation] About ¾ of a Mile N.E. [North East] from Birks Cairn.
This name applies to the Valley or low portion of land lying between Kirkhope Law and the Hill on which Birk's Cairn stands. It is for the most part of a Marshy nature, and is said to have taken its name from the yellow appearance of the Moss, Heath, and grass that grow on it.
YELLOW MIRE HILL Yellow Mire Hill Mr. Forbes Laverlaw
Andrew Burnet Highland Shiel
017 [Situation] North of Birks Cairn.
This name is given to a portion of a hill on the farm of Highland Shiel S.W. [South West] of the Yellow Mire, extending from nearly the latter place to its summit where Birks Cairn is situated
The hill in general has no particular name that could be ascertained

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