Muircockhall

Muircockhall DFL S NT117902 1 384 160m

Muircokhall 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Muircockhall 1828 SGF

Sc muircock + Sc hall

The muircock or moorcock is the male of the red grouse (lagopus scoticus), so the settlement or ‘hall’ here may have been built in an area abounding in these birds. Sc hall, which suggests a high-status building, may be used ironically here, as elsewhere, or it may be a re-interpretation of Sc haugh.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1