Bluebrae Plantation FAL V NO2406 1 373
Bluebrae Plantation 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Sc or SSE blue + Sc or SSE brae
‘Blue hill-side or slope’. Note its proximity to other places containing colour adjectives, such as Black Hill, Redhill # and Green Hill, all FAL. It was probably so called because of the profusion of bluebells which grow here. According to the mid-nineteenth-century OS Name Book (29, 29) it was planted, mainly with ‘fir’ (i.e. Scots pine), by the then proprietor of Falkland Estate ‘Mr Bruce’ (Tyndall Bruce), the name appearing on a Falkland ‘Estate Map’. It may be connected with the unlocated and strangely named Blue Mondays (1801 Sasines no. 8952), for which see also FAL Introduction, Curiosities.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2