Bighty KWY S NO349045 1 373 205m SOF
Bighty 1775 Ainslie/Fife [with Bighty Bank immediately to south-east, at or near OS Pathf. Balgriebank]
Bighty 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [with Bighty Cottage immediately to the south-west]
See Bighty MAI, below, for a discussion of this difficult name.
Ainslie/Fife (1775) and OS 6 inch (1856) Bighty correspond to OS Pathf. Easter Bighty, while Ainslie/Fife Bighty Bank, which is OS 6 inch (1856) Bighty Cottage, corresponds to OS Pathf. Bighty.
A ruined cottage at Bighty is referred to locally as the High Hairdstane ‘the high hearth stone’ being formerly one of the highest habitations in this part of Fife, with one of the most open views.
Compare also Bighty MAI, c.7 km to south-west.
/ˈbaitɪ/ and /ˈbɪxtɪ/
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2