terris de Bordland 1546 RMS iii no. 3275 [lands of Boreland beside Dysart (prope Dysart)]
terras vocatas le Bordland 1553 Dysart, Maitland Club, 22 [Catherine Auchmuty (Auchmothy) widow of Master Thomas Weems of Unthank enters upon (accessit) the lands called the Boreland]
Boirlands 1699 Retours (Fife) no. 1431
Portland 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Borland 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Borland 1790s OSA, 328 [one of the two villages in the parish of Dysart; see discussion below]
Boreland 1828 SGF
Boreland 1899 OS 1inch 2nd edn.
‘Table-land, mensal land’, i.e. land which directly supplies the laird’s table. In 1756 the construction of the village of Boreland (Borland) was begun for colliers; and by the 1790s it had 196 inhabitants. At this time it was one of two villages in DSX, the other being Gallatown (OSA, 328).
/ˈborlənd/ or /ˈborlən/
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1