Stripeside 1785 Sasines no. 1094 [Patrick Geddes of Stripeside]
Stripeside 1828 SGF
Stripeside 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Sc stripe + Sc side
‘Side of a stripe’. Sc stripe can mean ‘small burn’ or ‘strip of woodland’. In this case it is the former. This was confirmed by Rory Cunningham, who lived at Stripeside for much of the 1960s and 1970s. In an e-mail of in January 2008 he writes: ‘There is in fact a tiny burn running behind the house ... culverted under the fields going up towards Bullions, which runs, again culverted, down the side and issues just above high-water into the Forth. When we lived there my parents told us ... that this was the ‘Stripe’ that gave the house its name.’
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1