Heirop # S NO2110 4
Hairhope 1510 RMS ii no. 3427 [granted to Wm Scott of Balwearie, in barony of Strathmiglo; see Drumduff SLO?]
Harehop 1529 RMS iii no. 760 col. 2 [Wm Scott, barony of Strathmiglo; see SLO Intro., The Scotts and Strathmiglo, above]
Harehope 1529 RMS iii no. 760 col. 3 [as preceding]
Hairhope 1548 RMS iv no. 200 [as preceding]
Hairop 1606 RMS vi no. 1746
Herop 1630 RMS viii no. 1673 [see Drumduff SLO?]
Herop 1654 Retours (Fife) ii no. 1591 [see Drumduff SLO?]
Hairope 1666 RMS xi no. 965 col. 2 [see Drumduff SLO?]
Heirop 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1040 [barony of Drumduff]
Sc hare + Sc hope
‘Upland valley or hollow on or near a boundary; or with hares’? When combined with features such as burns, cairns, laws or stones, hare can confidently be interpreted as ‘boundary’ (see PNF 5, Elements Glossary); however, in the context of Sc hope, ‘a small enclosed upland valley, a hollow among the hills’ (CSD), Sc hare ‘hare’ must also be considered. Victor Watts would see the animal-name in Harehope in Co. Durham (NZ03 35) (Harrope 1243) and in Harehope in Eglingham, Northumberland (Harop c.1150) (2002, 53).
A serious problem in assigning Heirop to SLO is that it is not mentioned in what appear to be fairly comprehensive sixteenth-century lists of farms in the parish (Dunk. Rent. and Assumption), for more details of which see SLO Intro., Parish and Boundaries.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4