Pitscottie CER S NO416131 1 363 55m

Ranulfus de Pethscoty 1263 x 1274 Barrow 1974 no. 7 [w.]
Johannem dominum de Pitscottey iuniorem 1310 x 1312 RRS v no. 23 [w. ‘John the younger, lord of Pitscottie’]
(John of) Petscoty 1310 x 1327 SAUL MS 37490, no. 1 [son of Thomas Sibbald; see CER Introduction, Coal and Pilgrims]
(John of) Petscoty 1363 RMS i no. 157
(all the land of) Petscoty c.1400 Fraser, Melville iii no. 23 [Scotts of Balwearie (Balwery) KDT to Melvilles of Raith KDT; see Callange CER]
(a third of) Westir Petscotti 1440 RMS ii no. 239 [to James Kinninmonth; see Ceres, above]
(the third part of) Petscotty 1474 RMS ii no. 1163 [to John Kinninmonth of Craighall; see Ceres, above]
(superiority of two thirds of the lands of) Petscotty 1474 RMS ii no. 1163 [see Ceres, above]
(superiority of all the lands of) Petscotty 1474 RMS ii no. 1163 [see Ceres, above]
Pitscotty cum molendino 1510 RMS ii no. 3427 [‘with the mill’; to William Scott of Balwearie]
Easter Pitscottie 1517 Fife Ct. Bk. 398 [17th c. copy]
totis terris de Pitscotty 1529 RMS iii no. 760 [‘all the lands of Pitscottie’ with mills, to William Scott]
Easter Pitscottie c.1560 s Purves 154 [Easter Pitscottie and Dura (Duray) KMB, ?4]
Pitscottie 1579 Retours (Fife) no. 1456 [lands of Pitscottie with the mill]
Wester Pitscottie 1616 Retours (Fife) no. 261
Pittskotty 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
W. Pittscotty 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Pitscotty moor 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife [the hill rising to 137 m north of Wester Pitscottie]
Pitscottie Easter 1662 Retours (Fife) no. 914
Pitscottie Wester 1662 Retours (Fife) no. 914
W Pitscotty 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
E Pitscotie 1775 Ainslie/Fife
W Pitscotie 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Pitscottie Mill [shown at about NO 416138 ]
Pitscottie 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Easter Pitscottie 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
Wester Pitscottie 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G pett + ? G sgoth + ? – in or + ? pn Sgoth(íne)

‘Farm at the place of the edge, cliff or steep rock’? G sgoth (f.) ‘steep rock, abrupt hill’ is connected with OIr scoth (f.), the basic meaning of which is ‘point, edge (of a weapon)’ (DIL). The eastern boundary of the lands of Pitscottie is formed by part of the deep den or gorge of Dura Den, which provides a credible topographical context for this interpretation. Alternatively, but less convincingly, it may contain G sgoth (f.) ‘flower’; best part’, also the meanings of OIr scoth (f.), along with scothach ‘flowery’ (DIL). A third possibility is that it contains a personal name Sgoth, or its diminutive Sgothíne (see FO 2 January, Scothíne).[45]

    See also Easter and Wester Pitscottie.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 2