Deil’s How

Deil’s How LOG R NO401198 1 130m

    Deil’s How 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
    Deil’s How 2007 OS 1:10,000

Sc deil + Sc howe

‘Devil’s hollow’, it refers to the hollow, described in OS Name Book (45, 19) as a ‘ravine’, which divides the two summits called Black Laws (q.v. above). At its east end is a prehistoric burial cairn (at NO402199), which may have once enjoyed some diabolical reputation, giving rise to the name.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4