Craiglug

Craiglug DBG ABE S NO294193 1 95m

    Craiglog 1828 SGF
    Craiglug 1850s OS Name Book 41, 7
    Craigtag 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn [error for Craiglug; settlement = OS Pathf. Glascairn (q.v., below)]
    Craiglug 1888 x 1914 OS 6 inch 1st revision [this map also shows Craig Tag, a relief feature (R) on the hillside east of Craiglug]
    Craiglug 1900 x 1949 OS 6 inch 2nd revision [also Craig Tag R]
    Craiglug 1948 x 1977 OS 6 inch 1st Imperial edn [also Craig Tag R]
    Glascairn 1969 x 1996 OS 1:10,000 1st metric edn [also Craig Tag R]

G creag + ? G clag

Probably ‘bell-(shaped) rock or crag’ (G clag, earlier clog ‘bell’). There are several places of this name in Fife; see Elements Glossary PNF 5 under clag.

    It would seem that a typographical error on OS 6 inch 1st edn has led to the existence of a ghost-name, Craig Tag, which came to be applied to a rocky hill on the west side of Ayton Hill, east of Craiglug (possibly the eponymous creag of Craiglug) (NGR NO296194, 165 m high). The OS Name Book has under Craiglug: ‘A small house one story high and in good repair, with a small garden attached. Occupied by John Smith, Forester. The property of Joseph Murray Esq. of Ayton’ (41, 7). However, on the OS 6 inch 1st edn map itself, the name appears as Craigtag, applied to the house which the OS Name Book calls Craiglug. The situation is further confused by the fact that the settlement of Craiglug had by 1977 (the date of OS Pathf. 362) been re-named Glascairn.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4