Scololand

Scololand # S

    Scolloland 1481 RMS ii no. 1467 [see Kilboisland # AMY]
    Scolloland 1510 RMS ii no. 3427 [see Kilboisland # AMY]
    Scolloland 1529 RMS iii no. 760 [see Kilboisland # AMY]
    Scolloland 1548 RMS iv no. 200 [see Kilboisland # AMY]
    Scolleland 1548 RMS iv no. 200 [see Kilboisland # AMY]
    Scollowland 1580 Retours (Fife) iii no. 1456 [see Drumreichnach # AMY]
    Scololand 1605 RMS vi no. 1564 [see Kilboisland # AMY]

Sc scoloc + Sc land

‘Land held by one or more scolocs’. This word, deriving originally from OG scolóc ‘scholar, student’, came in both Gaelic and Scots to refer to a tenant on church-land, with certain duties towards the local church. It is discussed at length in PNF 5, Elements Glossary, s.v.

    G. W. S. Barrow mentions it briefly in his ‘Lost Gàidhealtachd’ chapter, as ‘Scallowland in Strathmiglo’, giving Retours (Fife) no. 1456 (see early forms) as the reference (1989, 79). It may well have been in SLO, but I tentatively assign it to AMY here because it is grouped with other lands known or thought to be in the latter, and it is given grazing rights on the common and muir of Auchtermuchty (e.g. 1548 RMS iv no. 200 col. 3).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4