Craigside KGL S NT233967 1 80m
(lands of Craigside) 1465 McNeill Houston 1924, 77 [noted from an original document in the Rothes muniments, but form probably modernised]
Craigsyd 1632 RMS viii no. 1945 [part of the lands of Cluny KGL]
Craigsyde 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Craigsyd 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Craigside 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Craigside Plantation 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Sc craig + Sc side
‘Land beside a crag, rock, or rocky hill-face’. The craig in question is the steep, rocky escarpment called on OS Pathf. Balgreggie Craigs. Ainslie/Fife (1775) is the most modern map to show the settlement, and this gives the above NGR. SGF (1828) does not show the farm, and OS 6 inch 1st edn. (1856) shows only Craigside Plantation.
Blaeu (Gordon) Fife shows Craigsyd a considerable distance to the west of Balgreggie ADN, though Gordon MS Fife, his source, shows Craigsyde in its proper position. Blaeu seems to have misread his manuscript.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1