Whins

Whins MAI S NO302033 1 100m

? Quhynns 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife and West Fife
Whins 1684 Adair/East Fife
The Wines 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Whins 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Whins 1828 SGF
Whins 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Whins 1888 x 1914 OS 6 inch County Series, 1st revision

Sc whin

‘Gorse or furze, or a mass of such plants’. On Blaeu (Pont) East and West Fife, Quhynns is the name of a settlement on the north side of the River Leven, immediately north-west of Balfarge. This map is seriously distorted, however, and it would appear that Balfarge represents not Balfarg MAI but Balfour MAI or Balgonie MAI. The next settlement on the river, going north-west (upstream) is Miltoun, which must represent Milton of Balgonie MAI. A similar lay-out (but with some other settlements inserted nearby) is to be found on Blaeu (Pont) East Fife.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2