Pilkimbare

Pilkimbare # KTT S NO3405 3

Pilkimbare 1787 Sasines no. 1765 [‘Whinnyhill or Pilkimbare, and Mackimrough, being parts of Over and Nether Dovan, and Milldeans, barony of Balgonie’]

Sc pilk ‘em bare

‘Strip or rob them bare’. It obviously refers to poor, possibly stoney land. It occurs at least three times in Fife (see Elements Glossary PNF 5 for more details). Its alias in 1787, Whinnyhill, also describes poor land, though more prosaically, and from the point of view of vegetation.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2