Scotland's Place-names

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Mercat Press, 1995 - Names, Geographical - 171 pages
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Like the Scottish landscape, Scotland's place-names have a marvellous variety, and every name is loaded with meaning. This work gives explanations for hundreds of names. It traces back parts of names to their Celtic, Gaelic or Old English roots, so that readers can unravel the meanings of local area and landscape names.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Placename Elements A to W
15
Postscript
142
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David Dorward was born and educated in Dundee and now lives in retirement near St Andrews. He enjoys gardening, golf and music-making. He is glad of the leisure to pursue his lifelong interest in the meanings of namespersonal and of place. Scottish Surnames and Dundee: Names, People and Places are two others of his publications.

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