Balrinaway

Balrinaway # FAL S NO240080 3

Balrinnoway 1671 Blair Castle (Atholl) Archives 7/XI/8c
Babrinaway 1782 Sasines no. 374 [‘... Croftangrie or Christie Croft, Widow’s Acre, Babrinaway and patronage of the parish church of Kilgour or Falkland’]
Balrinaway 1800 Sasines no. 5661
Balrinnaway 1808 Sasines no. 8079
Balrinaway 1809 Sasines no. 8436
Balvinaway 1814 Sasines no. 10197 [error for Balrinaway]

? G baile + ? G rinn + ? G magh

Watson explains Rinavie, on the River Naver SUT, as a compound of rinn ‘point’ and magh ‘plain, level land’: ‘it is of an old-type, representing Early Celtic Rindo-magos’ (1926, 495), which he translates ‘point plain’. The whole name might then be interpreted as ‘farm of or on a place called *Rinaway’ OR ‘farm on a (good) piece of level land which comes to a point, possibly above a burn or bog’. Magh usually refers to land of good agricultural potential.

    In the Sasines it regularly appears in the list as given for the 1782 entry above. The NGR suggested is based on the supposed proximity of Balrinaway to other names in that list.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2