Cairngate # FAL S NO219078 1 120m
? Carcat 1507 Dunk. Rent. 200 [in the parish of Strathmiglo (Strathmyglaw), paying teinds to Dunkeld Cathedral, jointly with Wester Cash (Westircasch) SLO and Crofts of Strathmiglo (Croftis of Strathmyglaw), of 3 chalders victual (1 chalder barley); see discussion, below]
? Carcatt 1510 Dunk. Rent. 215 [in the parish of Strathmiglo (Strathmiglaw), paying teinds to Dunkeld Cathedral, jointly with Crofts (of) Strathmiglo (Croftis Strathmyglaw ), of 1 chalder meal; see see discussion, below]
Carncatt 1510 RMS ii no. 3427 [to William Scott of Balwearie, part of the barony of Strathmiglo; listed between Nochnarie (Auchnarie) SLO and Kilgour FAL]
Carncat 1529 RMS iii no. 760 col. 2 [William Scott of Balwearie, order as in preceding entry]
Carncat 1529 RMS iii no. 760 col. 3 [listed between Kilgour and Heirop # (Harehope) SLO?, q.v. PNF 4]
Carincat 1539 RMS iii no. 1472 [to Scott of Balwearie, in barony of Strathmiglo: listed between Raemore (Ramoir) ANY, AMY and the east mill of Strathmiglo]
Cairnegat 1606 RMS vi no. 1746 [‘lands of Kilgour and Cairngate’ (terras de Kilgour et Cairnegat)]
Karnecatt 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
lands of Carnegatt (or Carnegalt) 1654 Retours (Fife) no. 1591 [sic]
Cairnegaite 1666 RMS xi no. 965 col. 2 [toun and lands of Kilgour (Kilgoure) and Cairngate]
terris de Carngait vel Carncart 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1040 [‘in the lands of Carngait or Carncart’]
Carngait 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1040 [‘common pasture ... in the Lomonds and muirs of Falkland belonging to the said lands of Kilgour FAL, Cairngate, Easter and Wester Cash SLO’ (communi pastura ... in lie Lowmonds et muris (sic) de Faulkland ad dictas terras de Kilgour et Carngait, Eister et Wester Cashies pertinentibus)]
Kirncat Bank 1757 Falkland Plan/1757 [a piece of folded land south-west of Kilgour steading]
Cairngate 1782 Sasines no. 374 [‘Kilgour and Cairngate, and glebe thereof’]
G càrn + (G an ) + G cat
‘Cairn of (the) wild cats’ (càrn (nan) cat). The form with g probably resulted from the assimilation of the second element to Sc gate ‘road’. According to Falkland Plan/1757 Kilgour and Kirncat Bank lay on the ‘Road to Kinross from Faulkland’.
In several early charters the lands are linked to those of Kilgour FAL, both of which were included in the barony of Strathmiglo in the early sixteenth century (RMS ii no. 3427).
If the two earliest forms from Dunk. Rent. refer to Cairngate FAL, they are included in the parish of Strathmiglo because of their close connection with the barony and lands of Strathmiglo. See PNF 4, SLO Introduction, Parish and Boundaries, for more details.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2