Lucky Scalp

Lucky Scalp FPC LEU C NO4828 1 352 0m

    Lukkyskalp 1539 RMS iii no. 2028 [fishing; see FPC Intro., FishingsLuckyscalp 1828 SGF
    Lucky Scalp 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc lucky + Sc scaup

‘Lucky scalp’; for Sc scaup or scalp see Green Scalp FPC, above. ‘Lucky’ may refer to the fact that it was particularly abundant in shell-fish (probably mussels), and/or that it was less dangerous of access than other banks due to the fact that part of it is not submerged, even at high tide. OS Name Book (35, 8) describes this as ‘a small island with rough pasture. On it is a bell shaped tower about 40 foot high, surmounted by a cross, erected by the Dundee Trinity Board whose property it is. Close to the island is a muscle [sic] bed’. The tower is marked as ‘Lucky Beacon’ on OS 1 inch 7th Series (1969), but is not shown on the OS Explorer (2001).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4