Douk Plantation FAL V NO247066 1 373 280m NOF
Douk Plantation 1888 x 1914 OS County Series, 1st revision
? Sc dook + SSE plantation
The origin of this name is obscure. Sc dook (also douk) is ‘a wooden peg driven into a wall to hold a nail; a plug or bung’ (CSD). If this is the word involved here, it may have been suggested by the shape of this plantation at some point in its development (its present shape is not especially suggestive of a dook).
The plantation lies on the steep northern slope of Falkland Hill (the East Lomond), and rises from 160 m to 280 m. The plantation is shown but not named on OS 6 inch 1st edn 1856. The shape on that map is similar to its modern one, although it stretches considerably higher up the hill.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2