Skelpie CLT S NO359086 1 373 165m NWF

? (Thomas of) Cascaplyne 1360 ER ii 43 [collector of the thirds of contribution in the earldom of Menteith]
(Laurence Schethome of) Cascheskelpye 1510 Laing Chrs. no. 276
(Ale ander Schethum of) Caskelpy 1513 RMS ii no. 3836
(a third of) Caskelpy 1513 RMS ii no. 3836
Ale ander Schethome of Caskelpye 1515 Fife Ct. Bk. 15
Caskelpy 1516 Fife Ct. Bk. 38 [Alexander Schethome [61] of Skelpie; also 68, 135, 137, 208]
Caskelpye 1518 Fife Ct. Bk. 95 [Alexander Schethome of Skelpie]
Cascheskelpye 1518 Fife Ct. Bk. 98
(David Schethum of) Skelpy 1542 RMS iii no. 2754
(half the lands of) Skelpy 1542 RMS iii no. 2754
Skelpie c.1560 s Purves 154 [10 s.]
David Schirthume of Skelpie 1595 Laing Chrs. no. 1303
Skelpie 1648 APS vi part 2, 116 [in Scots, ‘landis of Barclarie (CLT) and Cults and landis of Skelpie’]
Caslepie 1652 RMS x no. 33
Catskelpie 1652 RMS x no. 40
Skelpey 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Scolpe 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Skelpie 1684 Adair/East Fife
Skelpie 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Skelpie 1828 SGF
Skelpie 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G gasg + pn Ailpín

‘Ailpín (Alpin)’s ridge’. This personal name appears also in Rathelpie SSL, PNF 3, which see for more discussion.

    OS Pathf. also shows Skelpie Law. The gasg element of the farm-name may refer to Skelpie Law, which rises to the south above the farm, though it is not formed much like a ridge. It is more likely that Skelpie Law is named after the farm, and that the farm itself is named after the long curved rise to its north, running from Walton Hill at its north-east end to Cults Hill to the south-west, which is rather more ridge- or tail-like.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 2