East Links 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Sc east(er) + Sc links
Sc links are sandy undulating ground, covered with turf, bent grass, gorse etc., often found near the shore (CSD). Earlier documents list several names containing this element, all apparently in the vicinity of East Links ELI: ‘the Over Links’ (lie Ovir-linkis) of the barony of Ardross, and ‘the Over Easter Links of Ardross’ (the Ovir Eistir linkis of Ardros) (1599 RMS vi no. 874); ‘the Nether Links of Ardross’ (lie Nethir Linkis de Ardros) (RMS vii no. 657, 1611) and ‘the Over Links of Elie’ (lie Over Lynkis de Elie) (1613 Retours no. 1554). For all these and their contexts, see ELI Introduction.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 3