Burnside

Burnside SLN S NT014930 1 110m

Burnside 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Burnside 1775 Ainslie/Fife
South Burnside 1828 SGF
South Burnside 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Burnside 2001 OS Explorer

Sc burn + Sc side

‘At the side of a burn’, it appears on the south side of the Black Devon river as South Burnside on OS Pathf., a name which it presumably acquired to distinguish it from the settlement on the north side of the river, which is now called Devonside (q.v.), but was known in the nineteenth century as North Burnside. OS Patfh. also shows Burnside Bridge.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1