Stalker Hill

Stalker Hill KBS CRA R NO5709 1 374 70m NOF

Stalker Hill 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

pn Stalker + Sc or SSE hill

In 1278 we find ‘Hugh Stalker and Maoldhùin (Mael Dúin) of Kippo’ (Hug<o> Stalker et Maldun de Kyppok) witnessing a charter anent the lands of Drumrack CRA (Balm. Lib. no. 43). Stalker Hill lies on the lands of Hilleraye, and is therefore closely associated with Kippo. While the specifier ‘of Kippo’ probably applies only to Maoldhùin, the close association of these two names may be significant, and may underlie the place-name. Both men appear in a list of witnesses who are burgesses of Crail or lairds in this part of East Fife.[249]

It is not so much a hill as a gentle slope rising from the Kippo Burn to Hilleraye. In this it is like several hills and laws in the area (for a discussion of which see Barns Law KBS and Kippo KBS, above).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3