Hoglayers

Hoglayers SLO R NO1906 1

    Hoglayers 1840 Leighton 1840 ii, 200
    Hoglayers 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

Sc hog + Sc lair

‘A place where young sheep (Sc hog) lie down’; Sc lair ‘a place where cattle or sheep lie down; a part of a pasture where cattle or sheep go or are taken to rest’ (DOST). This meaning is confirmed by OS Name Book (28, 26), which describes it as: ‘A hollow on the west side of the West Lomond, it appears to have been a slip of the mountain, and being a sheltered spot in the Winter Season, is used as a place of safety for sheep’.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4