Monthulie 1647 RMS ix no. 1833 [one of the lands of Abbotshall q.v.]
Mounthooly 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Mounthoolie 1782 Sasines no. 385 [Scarrs, Goatbie, Mounthoolie]
Sc mount huilie
‘Climb gently or cautiously!’. This is a frequently occurring place-name in the Scottish lowlands and northern England. See MacDonald 1941, 52 for this analysis, as well as for a WLO example. There seems also to have been a place of this name beside the burgh of Dysart (see KDT, DSX Introduction).
The NGR is inferred from Ainslie/Fife (1775), where Mounthooly lies immediately north of the landscaped gardens of Raith (OS Pathf. Home F<ar>m) at NT254918, and south-west of Potmeal (Potmetal).
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1