Blakloch 1510 RMS ii no. 3425
Blackloch 1590 x 1599 Pont MS 54B
Black L<och> 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife [not on Blaeu (Gordon) Fife]
Black Loch 1722 Geog. Coll. i, 296 [‘supposed to be very deep and full of springs’]
Black Loch 1828 SGF
Black Loch 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Sc black + Sc loch
The name refers to its dark-looking water.
A detailed pollen analysis, from a core sample seven metres deep taken from Black Loch, gives a vivid picture of the vegetation growing in the vicinity of the loch over the last 12,000 years (Whittington et al. 1990).
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4