Cairn

Cairn KCQ S NO454064 1 374 160m SOF

Ever Cairn 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Cairn 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Cairn 1828 SGF
Cairn 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc cairn or G càrn

‘Cairn, heap of stones, burial mound’. This is the basic meaning of both the G càrn and the Sc loan-word cairn (see Elements Glossary PNF 5, s.v.).

If Roy’s form is for *Over Cairn, then it suggests that there may have also been a *Nether Cairn, following a division of the lands.

It is always referred to locally with the definite article, The Cairn.[169]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3