Righead

Righead CUS S NS972887 1 393 95m SEF

Rigghead 1753 Roy sheet 16, 1
Craighead 1783 Stobie
Righead 1866 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

Sc rig + Sc heid

‘Head or end of a (cultivation) rig or rigs’, as in ‘rig and furrow’. Stobie’s form is best seen as a misreading of an original *Righead.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1